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Estrich: Gather courage or play it safe

December 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Accusing his political opponents of being “deranged” and “thugs,” Donald Trump delivered his Christmas message on Truth Social: “May they rot in hell.” Trump is totally out of control. His rhetoric is that of an unstable man. In words that sound like Hitler, he accused immigrants of “poisoning the blood… Read story

Westneat: Some lies and one hard truth

December 29, 2023, 6:01am Columns

The big fact-checking outfits are out with their “lie of the year” lists. It’s the kind of end-of-year ritual I can appreciate — because it’s a salute to accountability. But this year I’ve been wondering if we can even handle the truth. Read story

Abcarian: Are skies friendly to fat people?

December 27, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Kimmy Garris, who describes herself as a “fat solo traveler,” probably had no idea that her 30-second TikTok video was going to cause a sensation when she recorded herself in September politely asking a Southwest Airlines gate agent if she could avail herself of the airline’s “customer of size” policy. Read story

Hiltzik: Anti-vaxxers endangering our children

December 26, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Forecasting the future is difficult. But here’s an easy prediction: The anti-vaccination movement in the U.S. and globally is going to result in the deaths of more children. Read story

Westneat: Inslee’s legacy might be on the line

December 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Two years ago, Democrats in the Legislature had the lawmaking session of a generation. Read story

Yglesias: Biden’s supporters need to start acting like it

December 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Joe Biden just can’t win. I refer not to the presidential election, which is still 11 months away, but to his supporters’ predisposition for dissatisfaction. Read story

Rubin: 5 reasons U.S. must aid Ukraine

December 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

One year ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of Congress. Lawmakers hailed him as a hero defender of democracy against an aggressive Russia, whose leader threatened Europe and the United States. Read story

Mulqueen: Show up during hard times

December 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Over and over again in my psychotherapy practice, I hear the lament, “I don’t know what to say.” When heartbreaking events happen on either a personal or public scale, such as a medical diagnosis or mass shooting, there is a need for people to show up in some capacity to… Read story

Harrop: What is affordable housing?

December 25, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It’s being said by conservatives and liberals: America faces a crisis of affordable housing. And the way out of it is to build more houses. Read story

Jayne: Free speech has consequences

December 23, 2023, 6:02am Columns

The great thing about the right to free speech is that we have the right to be wrong. Or obtuse. Or obnoxious, if we are so inclined. Read story