Commentary

Comment: Elon Musk could have been a hero in an Ayn Rand novel

Musk and Rand’s protagonists share a fascination among teenage boys that fades over time and reality.

 

Comment: Ukraine’s recent victories may pose problems for U.S.

The U.S. and Europe may have to decide between escalation and an incomplete victory for Ukraine.

 

The White House Christmas Tree is on display in the Blue Room of the White House during a press preview of holiday decorations at the White House, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Comment: White House halls decked simply, with tradition

These decorations aren’t an ode to American exceptionalism. They’re a celebration of our commonality.

 

Comment: Count on abortion returning to the ballot in 2024

The issue will be before voters in candidates’ positions and in direct ballot measures regarding access.

Comment: Every empty chair speaks to need for gun control

You’re weary of reading about families’ losses to shootings. Reporters are weary of writing about them.

Comment: Musk’s Twitter polls neither voice of people or God

Musk is using the self-selected and easily skewed polls as cover for his whims about who to allow back.

Comment: Kids face daunting gap for behavioral health services

The U.S. needs five times as many child psychiatrists and schools need more counselors.

Comment: To change gun culture, look to cigarettes, seat belts

The changing of attitudes toward both seemed unlikely at first. Bit by bit, however, the ground shifted.

Comment: Capital gains tax will give back to kids, families

The tax, passed in 2021, will help fund child care, preschool and K-12 education programs families need.

Comment: Future of Native sovereignty and children at stake

A Supreme Court case threatens to continue the harms of boarding schools on tribal culture.

FILE - Activists hold signs for 1.5 degrees Celsius for Peace during a session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 17, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Comment: Why the world must keep its goal of 1.5 alive

The pace of efforts to reduce carbon emissions may not meet the 1.5 C limit set. Here’s what’s needed.

FILE - Activists hold signs for 1.5 degrees Celsius for Peace during a session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 17, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Comment: Who cares for dogs, cats left behind in Ukraine?

For pets that lost owners who fled or died, survivors and soldiers do what they can for the animals.

Fact Check: A look at GOP claims linking Biden to son’s emails

Republicans looking for incriminating evidence appear to rely on innuendo against the president.

Comment: Our county has what’s needed for world-class education

We’ve built high-quality schools, pre-K through post-secondary. We need to coordinate them as one.

Comment: Immigration reform will become an economic necessity

The working age population is shrinking. Immigrants won’t replace Americans; we need them to work.

Comment: The messages held in shooting-site memorials

In Colorado Springs, the rainbow flags are an exuberant rebuke and a reminder of stubborn optimism.

Comment: ‘Hardcore’ may not mean what Musk thinks it means

A photo showing Musk and a ‘hardcore’ nucleus skews young and very male. Is that what he means?

Comment: A fantasy film with more truth than Thanksgiving myth

Where our Thanksgiving myth obscures the history of colonialism, ‘Wakanda Forever’ explores its legacy.

Comment: Finding thankfulness in a return to ‘public happiness’

For the most part, the recent election showed signs public participation in politics might be on the rebound.

Comment: Musk needs Trump as much as Trump needs Twitter

Trump remains a threat to incite violence, but that’s no concern to Musk, who wants the eyes Trump promises.