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Max Boot: McCain leaves the stage when we need him most

Abraham Lincoln said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Sen. John McCain, …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for August 27.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for August 27.


Guest Opinion: Our concerns with K-12 basic education funding

Under pressure to comply with the McCleary ruling, the Washington state Legislature recently modified the way K-12 schools are funded. The primary objective of the new funding model is to …


Outside View: Hot Shots tourney, lamentably, goes up in smoke

We regret to inform you that summer, as many in Yakima know it, has been canceled – or, at least, ended earlier than usual this year.


Kathleen Parker: The juror who could save America

Juror No. 0302 may not have sought fame, but Paula Duncan will long be remembered in connection with Paul Manafort, whom she and 11 others convicted on eight counts of …


Marc A. Thiessen: Brennan is a hack. Trump turned him into Spartacus.

Many in the intelligence community have been quietly dismayed by the hyperbolic partisan behavior of former CIA director John Brennan since Donald Trump took office. But by revoking Brennan’s security …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.


Outside View: Is Pullman’s hospital bond worth every penny?

Pullman voters may soon have to decide whether to support a $28 million bond to pay for a more robust, high-tech Pullman Regional Hospital. The hospital has plans to build …


Other Voices: Dismissing Indians’ status is racist

Promises are important, at least that’s what we tell our kids. In Montana and around the country, there are groups advocating that we break the promises made to our American …


Froma Harrop: Mothers who do too much

Here’s a true story about a fine woman with an advanced degree whom I will not name for obvious reasons.


Christine M. Flowers: The hypocrisy of #MeToo and female solidarity

Squelching the idea that women could never be abusers.


Guest opinion: Why we need a Space Force

Space has been a hotly contested domain for decades. I can personally attest to this: While I was commander of the International Space Station in 2015, we had to maneuver …


Jeff Danziger

Cartoon for Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.


Michael Gerson: There is, again, a cancer on the presidency

Whatever day you are reading this, it is June 1973 in Washington. A lawyer close to the president has turned decisively and damagingly against him. Testifying before a Senate committee …


Dana Milbank: GOP turns to toilets to suppress more black voters

It warms the heart to see the newfound concern that Georgia has for its disabled residents.


Guest opinion: Those payments to mistresses were unseemly, but that doesn’t mean they were illegal

If a candidate for public office decided to settle a private lawsuit to get it out of the news before Election Day, would that be a campaign expenditure? If a …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.


Guest opinion: Editorials defending the press are a nice start – here’s where to go next

Last Thursday, in a show of unity, hundreds of American newspapers published editorials celebrating the press as a pillar of American democracy and defending journalists against President Donald Trump’s attacks. …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for Aug. 22, 2018.


Rich Lowry: The immortal Indianapolis

The worst disaster in the history of the United States Navy only began with the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.


Robert Samuelson: Will what happens in Turkey stay in Turkey?

The pertinent and unanswerable question about Turkey is whether the country’s present economic turmoil is an isolated event, mostly confined to Turkey itself, or whether it portends a larger economic …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

And now here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments in Black History.


Washington Post: Finally, a truer accounting of Maria’s toll

(Editor’s note: The following editorial appeared in Monday’s Washington Post). In July, the Puerto Rican government released a draft report that acknowledged what local organizations, independent studies and common sense …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.


Kathleen Parker: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book “Less Than Human” for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “lowlife.” Those two slurs …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for Aug. 19, 2018.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.


Marc A. Thiessen: Cardinal Wuerl must go

In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.” We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which …