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Jayne: A challenger to Kent is welcome

September 30, 2023, 6:02am Columns

For political wonks, the addition of Leslie Lewallen makes the 2024 congressional race more interesting. And it raises questions about her policy ideas as well as the sources of her support. Read story

Estrich: Kagan right on risks to High Court

September 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Justice Elena Kagan, the former dean of Harvard Law School, publicly weighed in last week on what is really a crisis facing the United States Supreme Court. The crisis centers on ethics and, more broadly, the legitimacy of the court as an institution. The Supreme Court doesn’t have an army… Read story

Other Papers Say: Mexico, U.S. show cooperation

September 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s relationship with the U.S. and its presidents may seem surprising to those unfamiliar with the confident populist from the rural Mexican state of Tabasco who won his nation’s top office on his third try in 2018. Mexico’s larger neighbor to the north never seems… Read story

Donnelly: School board hopefuls pinpoint weighty issues

September 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

At a Sept. 18 forum on November’s school board elections, challengers and incumbents focused on weighty issues so complex as to extend beyond school board responsibilities to the Legislature, the family and the community. Read story

Westneat: Dumb money or revival?

September 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Can the Republican party in Washington state be brought back from the dead? Read story

Harrop: Third party a bad choice

September 29, 2023, 6:01am Columns

One can sympathize with Mitt Romney for deciding not to run again in Utah for the U.S. Senate. The traditional Republican has found himself isolated in a party where majorities still revere Donald Trump. Read story

Camden: Do clothes make the senator?

September 27, 2023, 6:01am Columns

As the nation struggles with a wide range of economic and social problems, and the average temperature of the entire planet seems to inch upward to dangerous levels, Congress seems convulsed with a more pressing question. Read story

Crisp: U.S. has choice in death penalty

September 26, 2023, 6:01am Columns

You wouldn’t think that it would be that hard to kill someone. Read story

Smith: Bidenomics having an odd effect on deficits

September 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Economists are playing a game of “can-you-top-this,” seeing who can ramp up their U.S. economic growth forecasts the most. (Those at JPMorgan now predict a 3.5 percent annualized rate for the current quarter, up from the measly 0.5 percent they expected at the end of July). Many are saying that… Read story

Ambrose: Context matters on book bans

September 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Parents are trying to get books banned in schools around the country, it’s frequently pointed out, and one thing you might do is shiver, think of what a horror book banning can be. The last thing we want is exceptional, mind-elevating ideas in nonfiction and the heart-expanding wonders of great,… Read story