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Mary Cullinan and Dante Tyler: Students, your votes are crucial

Probably the most significant reason we hear from students who don’t vote is that their vote doesn’t matter. Students, we’re here to tell you that your vote is crucial. In …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Guillermo Rogel: Only by raising our voices will we be heard

Marches. TV spots. Strongly-worded letters. Washingtonians have never been shy about making our voices heard when it comes to big decisions for our state. An engaged and opinionated citizenry are …


Jeff Danziger

Cartoon for October 2.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for October 1.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for October 1.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for October 1.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for October 1.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Republicans put on quite a show

Give the Republicans credit: They worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into claims by psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey …


Jonathan Capehart: Hell hath no fury like an entitled white man denied

I can understand why Brett Kavanaugh erupted with anger. It was the lack of humility and decorum and contrition that canceled any human emotion I could have had for him …


Jennifer Rubin: Why Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed

There are many reasons for rejecting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Here are a few.


Marc A. Thiessen: Brett Kavanaugh fights back

Whether our democracy is permanently altered depends on whether the Senate rejects this campaign of character assassination and confirms Brett Kavanaugh. We’ll find out the answer shortly.


David Von Drehle: America, we are on our own

If the United States’ worst enemies had schemed to design a more divisive, more demoralizing, more hurtful episode than the hearings on Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, they could …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Lisa Brown: We need solutions that lower health care costs and expand access, not slogans

Lisa Brown, D, is a former WSU Spokane chancellor and former Washington state Senate majority leader.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 30.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: My goal is quality, affordable health care for all

My goal is to make sure everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. At the baseline of this debate, I believe we must protect people with pre-existing conditions …


Froma Harrop: Are low prices always a good thing?

Here’s a question for America’s consumers: Are low prices always in our best interests? And what is the end game should giant online retailers become the only place to shop?


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 29.


Paul Lindholdt: Protect our pets from wildlife, and vice versa

Let’s keep our precious pets on leashes or indoors. If we do that, we will spare the songbirds and also spare ourselves the loss of love to the predators we …


Dana Milbank: The GOP is buying the House. Literally

If Republicans succeed in keeping the House in November, it will have been bought for them by corporations and the rich – quite literally.


Fareed Zakaria: Trump is hastening the arrival of a post-American world

President Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations was an intelligent – at times eloquent – presentation of his “America First” worldview. He laid out an approach of pursuing …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 28.


Ruth Marcus: Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was devastating

Thursday’s session in the Senate Judiciary Committee reaffirmed the unrivaled and compelling power of personal testimony, not only in providing information but in assessing competing narratives.


Charles Lane: Judiciary endangered by partisan politics

No matter how the fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ends, the lesson of it is already clear: The court is too important. The Senate confirmation …


Michael Gerson: This is not politics as usual – it is political pyromania

One of the dubious advantages of a Supreme Court nomination battle is how it brings into the open some of the vicious, ideological arguments that are normally hidden by shame …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for September 27.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for September 26.


Froma Harrop: Double standards for dress sabotage working women

Sisters, wear what you want, but do not labor under the delusion that sartorial rebellion in the office will draw anything more than stares.


David Heineman and Mike Beebe: He made politics a knockdown brawl. (Hint: It wasn’t Trump)

In the presidential election of 1800, John Adams’ camp, through the Connecticut Courant newspaper, said that should Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, the United States would become a nation where …


Margaret Sullivan: A user’s guide to the media maelstrom ahead

With the Brett Kavanaugh hearings – and possibly a collective nervous breakdown – approaching like a Category 4 hurricane, I humbly offer a media user’s guide to the week ahead.


Robert J. Samuelson: Politics’ tough choices being avoided

The basic purpose of politics is to resolve conflicts, but the choices are being evaded. The political systems of many advanced countries have broken down – or are in the …