Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Biggest GOP worry: wave election against inaction

President Donald Trump attacks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The House and Senate have yet to agree to a budget, putting in play a government shutdown. None of the big items on which Republicans ran — health care, taxes, pulling out of the Iran deal, building a wall — have been accomplished. It's no wonder Republicans in the House and Senate are grossly unpopular:

Op-Ed

Millennial struggle - “Trump is not my president”

I know what you’re probably thinking just based on the headline of this column. Here’s some little millennial snowflake trying to declare that Donald Trump isn’t her president. I’m not to that point to declare he isn’t my president, but I am at that point that I don’t WANT him to be my president.

Op-Ed

Other ideas for reducing homelessness in Olympia

In recent months, homelessness has become a focus of citizen and city action in Olympia. Homelessness has myriad causes. These range over a landscape of natural disasters, poverty, job loss, marital and family issues, substance abuse, recessions and depressions, housing boom and bust cycles, criminal convictions, and so on and so on.

Op-Ed

An American president’s subservience toward Russia

WASHINGTON — In the normal course of events, the revelation of attempted collusion with Russia to determine the outcome of a presidential election might cause an administration to overcorrect in the other direction. A president might find ways to confront the range of Russian aggression, including cyber-aggression, if only to avoid the impression of being bought and sold by a strategic rival.

Op-Ed

What to do for little Charlie Gard?

WASHINGTON — One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells’ energy-producing structures (the mitochondria), thereby progressively ravaging his organs. He cannot hear, he cannot see, he can barely open his eyes. He cannot swallow, he cannot move, he cannot breathe on his own. He suffers from severe epilepsy and his brain is seriously damaged. Doctors aren’t even sure whether he can feel pain.

Op-Ed

Market-based health reform could be the cure

Sick Person A gets insurance coverage only if Healthy Person B helps pay for it. Half the country is fine with this proposition. The other half would rather skimp on medical care than surrender a drop of freedom.

Videos

Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum

Scaling the portable 25-foot climbing wall near the entrance of the Hands On Children's Museum, Blake Bermudez, 6, glances down after ringing the top-rung bell at the Solar Days weekend event Sunday in Olympia. At a Solar Days interactive table Nicholas Galluzi, 9, gets a first-hand demonstration of the sun's warming power with help from visitor engagement staff member Chandler Morgan.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum 1:00

Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum

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Parrots and bunnies and goats, oh my!

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Gregg Bell on Seahawks' next move with Fant's major injury, more from Friday night

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