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Nick Anderson

Cartoon for December 30.


James Downie: Give Ivanka

From her CBS interview, in which Ivanka Trump touted “2


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 30.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for December 30.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 30.


Hugh Hewitt: Evangelicals should thank Trump for protecting their religious liberty

Evangelicals who minimize the importance of President Donald Trump’s judicial appointments betray a naivete about the perils to religious liberty in the United States, perils that have been growing over …


Caroline Avery: Single-payer health plans will save Americans trillions

Relying primarily on private health insurance results in high costs for everyone and shuts out those who can’t afford it but don’t qualify for government assistance.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 29.


Editorial: Sacred Heart’s financial woes point to deeper health care challenges

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the region’s most important provider, is operating in the red. The real challenge, however, is much bigger than one hospital.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for December 29.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 28.


Trudy Rubin: Bob Dylan would understand Trump foreign policy in 2019

America’s gradual retreat from global leadership has become painfully obvious this year and accelerated so swiftly it has set off a scramble to fill the vacuum. Yet the man with …


Greg Frank: Killer superbugs are coming for you

Unless your leaders act, we’ll continue growing stronger. Soon, we’ll achieve our goal: a world where antibiotics don’t work and millions die from simple infections.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 27.


Andrew Taylor: I’m on Medicare, but I still got stuck with a $25,000 hospital bill

The solution is for Congress to pass a law stating that any person with Medicare Part A coverage is considered admitted if hospitalized overnight, or at the very least, any …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 26.


Rep. Joel Kretz and Jay Shepherd:: Wolf management works better when collaborative

During Washington’s early years of wolf recovery, social conflict between people with different perspectives and values has increased dramatically. There are some using this conflict for a broader agenda, not …


Mistletoe

Christmas season in the Northern Hemisphere lines up with the winter solstice, the darkest cold, gray days. Many Americans compensate for the gloom outside by creating a cheerful holiday scene …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for December 25.


Kate Bowler: We are not divine. But we are loved. That is enough.

Last week, deep into the season of Advent, a toddler fell asleep in her own bed. Sometime in the night, her chest stopped rising and falling. She died in her …


John Wiesman: What you need to know about Tobacco and Vapor 21

Washington state is kicking off a big change for the better. As of Jan. 1, 2020,


Rex Huppke: Of course Santa Claus is real. Who wouldn’t choose to believe in a universal good?

I am, like most reasonable 48-year-old newspaper columnists, hoping St. Nicholas soon will be here. I hope you are as well.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 24.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 23.


Elisabeth Becker Topkara: Anti-Semitism hit me close to home, so I value Hanukkah all the more this year

Today, the celebration of Hanukkah, as of all our holidays, is bittersweet. With recent anti-Semitic violence, including deadly attacks on synagogues, it is inarguably a difficult time for Jewish Americans.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for December 23.


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for December 23.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 23.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for December 22.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for December 22.