Opinion

Labor’s death reports were greatly exaggerated

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral. When Justice Samuel Alito and his antilabor colleagues on the Supreme Court handed down the Janus vs. AFSCME decision last June,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Let’s clear up some confusion over sex ed bill

There has been lots of conversation on House Bill 19-1032, Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education. I have been asked, why in the world would you sponsor such a bill? The answer is simple math: 33,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Maybe there’s something we can do on warming

WASHINGTON – On global climate change, I’ve changed my mind – just slightly. I’ve written about this issue for more than two decades, and my theme has been monotonously consistent. As a starting...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

What Sears and GE declines say about capitalism

WASHINGTON – General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S. capitalism. Both were once great enterprises -– symbols of American ingenuity and imagination....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Evangelicals falsely believe Trump is a champion

WASHINGTON – By all indications, the reluctant support by white evangelicals for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton in 2016 has solidified into something like devotion. In his analysis of the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

It’s a new year ... now what?

Christmas has come and gone, and as usual, most of the items on my wish list are still there. We don’t have world peace, hunger is still around, happy political parties are still a fiction, I...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Leaving White House, they say ‘Don’t blame me’

WASHINGTON – One by one they leap – or are pushed – from the foundering USS Trump, each offering a variation of the same plea: Don’t blame me. Comes now retired Gen. John Kelly, the second of...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Trump finally found conspiracy he doesn’t believe

WASHINGTON – So President Trump finally found a conspiracy theory he doesn’t believe. “Are you still a believer in Santa?” Trump asked an unsuspecting 7-year-old, Collman Lloyd, when she called in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Hike defense spending (and maybe cut welfare)

WASHINGTON – The most uncovered story in Washington these days is the loss of U.S. military power – a lesson particularly important in light of recent events: the resignation of Defense Secretary...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

What I want for Christmas

I’m no different from my friends. I’d love to open the paper on Christmas day and see that world peace had broken out, hunger was now gone and the United States now had political parties that...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

The 2020 presidential field – oh, we have names

Until now, there were, by my count, 44 Democrats who have either expressed interest in a 2020 presidential run, traveled to Iowa or New Hampshire or otherwise managed to get themselves mentioned....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Great Recession worse than Great Depression?

WASHINGTON – Here’s today’s economic quiz: Was the 2007-09 Great Recession more damaging than the Great Depression of the 1930s? Surely the answer is “no.” In the 1930s, unemployment reached 25...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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