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Feldman: Justices must check their tone

July 24, 2023, 6:01am Columns

The Supreme Court justices are getting testy with one another. As the court’s conservative revolution proceeds, the tone of the court’s opinions is getting increasingly confrontational — and increasingly personal. Extreme decisions are provoking extreme reactions. The leak of the Dobbs opinion last year, and the court’s botched investigation into… Read story

Schram: A gold medal respite from hate

July 24, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Just as we are feeling we must shield our children’s eyes from unintended exposure to news screens that gush the nonstop, hate-based latest — this just in from quiet, bucolic Cooperstown, N.Y. Read story

Jayne: Want the job? Got to the interview

July 22, 2023, 6:02am Columns

As elections go, this is not the kind of barnburner that leads pundits to proclaim it “the most important election in our lifetime.” That will have to wait until next year. Read story

Estrich: No way to No Labels

July 22, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It’s a nice sounding idea for a political science paper. A commonsense third-party alternative to inject some substance into the presidential debate. It’s heavy on the guidelines, pushes some important limits, but mouth the words “Ralph Nader” and you can remind yourself of how real politics works. Read story

Westneat: Trump’s support cracking

July 22, 2023, 6:01am Columns

The day he broke up with Trump was one of his toughest, Hossein Khorram says. Read story

Local View: Larch Corrections Center a shining success

July 22, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Life after prison is hard. Formerly incarcerated individuals struggle to access affordable housing, health care and viable job opportunities. Despite efforts to curb recidivism, 2 of 3 people are rearrested after their release and more than 50 percent are locked up again, according to the U.S. Department of Health and… Read story

Other Papers Say: Guns and domestic violence

July 22, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Domestic violence is considered one of the most predictable and preventable violent crimes, one that too often results in death. In Washington, as in other states, laws have been created to help safeguard victims and try to prevent the dozens of deaths that occur each year. One such law allows… Read story

Harrop: Strikers should worry about bad actors

July 21, 2023, 6:01am Columns

The Hollywood screenwriters picketing studios since May know that having famous actors beside them brings more attention to their cause. And the media got real interested in their strike when they could write headlines like “Hollywood Stars Join the Writers’ Picket Line.” Read story

Schram: Messaging dud on cluster bombs

July 19, 2023, 6:01am Columns

On March 2, 2022, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations stood in front of the iconic green marble backdrop of the United Nations General Assembly and delivered a tough message that the Biden administration wanted all the world to hear. Read story

Crisp: Acknowledge our racist past

July 18, 2023, 6:01am Columns

MAGA Republicans’ willingness to gum up the necessary functions of governance was on display last week in the House of Representatives. Read story