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Opinion Editorials

Please, Bernie and Elizabeth, don't

Published Nov. 17 2018

WASHINGTON—Please, please, please, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Don't run for president in 2020 as you both intend to do.

The shame of the Catholic Church

Published Nov. 17 2018

One doesn't have to be Roman Catholic or even Christian to recognize the great good the Catholic Church has done....

Even superheroes need courage on the 'battlefield'

Published Nov. 16 2018

Americans love the idea of a superhero, someone possessed of supernatural powers used for the common good.

Beto for president? Here are his pluses and minuses

Published Nov. 16 2018

Even before a tide of Republican votes doomed his spectacular but ultimately unsuccessful senatorial candidacy, Beto O'Rourke sought to rule...

Despite everything, U.S. and Turkey getting closer

Published Nov. 16 2018

It was only three months ago that President Donald Trump was boasting about sanctions designed to cripple Turkey's economy. On...

Texas saves French wine

Published Nov. 16 2018

It would be particularly ugly if French wine makers showed ingratitude toward the U.S. after a Texan saved the European...

Keeping the youth wave of voting going strong

Published Nov. 15 2018

America's young voters were the unsung heroes of last Tuesday's midterm elections. In New York, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history...

Harvard's problem is a version of America's

Published Nov. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—In the hierarchy of pleasures, schadenfreude ranks second only to dry martinis at dusk, so conservatives are enjoying Harvard's entanglement...

House Democrats should put deals on the table

Published Nov. 14 2018

With Democrats set to take over the House, it's easy to get the sense that they have only one goal:...

What's wrong with the Florida election system?

Published Nov. 14 2018

MIAMI—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for...

Trump, press corps could both use a timeout

Published Nov. 13 2018

President Donald Trump walked into his East Room news conference Wednesday with a carefully scripted plan. He hoped to make...

Blue wave a bit of a bust, but Dems refuse to see

Published Nov. 13 2018

To hear the spin Wednesday morning, you'd think Democrats swept the map on Election Day.

American Heroes: Firefighters travel to California to help battle to devastating blazes

Published Nov. 13 2018

Three major wildfires are raging in California. At least 29 people have been killed. More than 6,700 buildings have been...

VA Backlog: Thousands of veterans are facing financial troubles as GI Bill payments delayed

Published Nov. 12 2018

Last year President Donald Trump signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act—commonly called the "Forever GI Bill"—a piece...

Hate speech only flourishes when we allow it

Published Nov. 12 2018

As a patriotic American, the daughter of an immigrant mother who taught herself English in order to become a U.S....

Finding itself: LC500 is capable coupe with identity crisis

Published Nov. 11 2018

The Cuesta Grade humbles.

XL Denali gets some upgrades

Published Nov. 11 2018

The distinctive GMC Yukon XL Denali full-size SUV offers exclusive design, performance, and interior amenities, and receives a few minor...

Volvo's new 2019 S60 is one stimulating ride

Published Nov. 11 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—If you watch HGTV, you'll no doubt see remodeled kitchens sporting appliances with electronic flat panels that beep...

Congrats, Dems. Now watch your step

Published Nov. 11 2018

Taking control of the House of Representatives will give Democrats a gold mine worth of opportunities to investigate the ethically...

Prison and rehabilitation in Mississippi

Published Nov. 11 2018

WASHINGTON—In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson's belief that "men may rise on stepping-stones...

GOP loses House; nation loses, too

Published Nov. 11 2018

Money played a role, apparently big, big money, and so did history, misconceptions, radicalization of the innocent and feminist anger...

Trump should learn from Nixon

Published Nov. 10 2018

President Donald Trump pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday. Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, who has...

Will the moment seize Democrats?

Published Nov. 10 2018

We are about to find out whether Democrats meant it when they lamented the loss of civility in Washington. Having...