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Pitts: McConnell’s gaffe exposes an ugly truth

January 28, 2022, 6:01am Columns

It does not exactly break your heart to see Mitch McConnell used as a piñata. Read story

Camden: Marijuana goes mainstream

January 26, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Readers of a certain age may remember a routine by Cheech and Chong from the early 1970s about a day in the future when marijuana is so legal that it could be packaged with a marketable name like “Acapulco Gold Filters” and advertised in commercials with a catchy jingle. Read story

Ambrose: Biden is the new Donald Trump

January 25, 2022, 6:01am Columns

President Joe Biden, who preached unifying moderation before practicing wild-and-woolly extremism, recently emerged as a boorish, demagogic firebrand. Read story

Dudley: Antitrust cases heating up

January 24, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Antitrust cases against Google and Facebook are gathering steam, with new revelations and progress in what should be pivotal lawsuits against big tech. Read story

Local View: Improve patient care by expanding optometric services

January 24, 2022, 6:01am Columns

This legislative session, lawmakers have an opportunity to improve patient access to eye care without increasing costs. In fact, if passed, care will likely become more cost-effective. Read story

Leubsdorf: 2024 predictions are likely off

January 24, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Just hours after the news broke that Mitch Landrieu would manage the administration’s new infrastructure program, the first 2024 presidential speculation emerged about the former New Orleans mayor. Read story

Jayne: Finding the limit to being woke

January 23, 2022, 6:02am Columns

To be honest, I try to be woke as much as possible. While the phrase itself has become a pejorative and a target for scorn in conservative media circles, it seems that being woke is better than being asleep or oblivious or uninformed. Read story

Estrich: President Biden skit is a Saturday night snore

January 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

It wasn’t even funny. Read story

Westneat: Officials on censorship surge

January 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

I guess it was inevitable, as political tribalism rises, that the impulse would also grow to simply suppress stuff that one camp or another sees as wrong or dangerous or uncomfortable. Read story

Westneat: Where’s urgency to help students?

January 23, 2022, 6:01am Columns

On Wednesday, state lawmakers in Olympia spent an hour discussing an idea that might have made some sense if we lived in an alternate universe. One where a pandemic hadn’t ravaged schooling for the past two years. Read story