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Crisp: Go ahead, tax the wealthy

February 3, 2023, 6:01am Columns

As our nation bumps up hard against a national debt north of $31 trillion, let’s start with the obvious: Our expenditures are greater than our revenue. And while this isn’t the crisis that Republicans imagine when a Democrat is in the White House, common sense suggests that bringing expenditures and… Read story

Westneat: Drug deaths displace COVID

February 1, 2023, 6:01am Columns

COVID-19 isn’t done with Seattle and King County. But after a three-year run, it’s not the top emerging health scourge anymore. The coronavirus has been officially displaced. Read story

Ishisaka: Teens carry a threat to mental health in pockets

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Every generation has angst over what a particular cultural shift is doing to the minds of our youth. Read story

Schram: President should heed Joe, Dick

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Here at Washington’s ever-congested intersection of politics, policy and the news media, we have finally gotten some experienced help. Read story

Other Papers Say: Don’t play games with debt ceiling

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

After he was elected speaker on the 15th ballot, Kevin McCarthy promised that the U.S. House under Republican leadership would protect the national economy, saying that the party was committed to “stop wasteful Washington spending, to lower the price of groceries, gas, cars, housing, and stop the rising national debt.” Read story

Rubin: Biden right to unleash tanks

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

“Tanks but no tanks” and “Free the Leopards” were the clever headlines last week about Ukraine. Read story

Abcarian: Two universities backtrack but fail to apologize

January 29, 2023, 6:03am Columns

I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I first read that Kenneth Roth, who led Human Rights Watch for three decades, had been disinvited to a fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights. Read story

Jayne: Ignore hype, U.S. not soft on crime

January 29, 2023, 6:02am Columns

It is a favorite trope of the nattering nabob set, a narrative designed to generate eye rolls from listeners and create a general sense that political leaders and judges are working against you — the average American. Read story

Leubsdorf: Debt ceiling showdown again

January 29, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It began as a way to make it easier for the federal government to sell bonds to finance the U.S. role in World War I. Read story

Other Papers Say: Inslee’s plan deserves scrutiny

January 29, 2023, 6:01am Columns

There is no free lunch, as the adage goes. That’s applicable for purchases large and small. In the case of Gov. Jay Inslee’s housing proposal, the price tag in question is very large indeed. Read story