Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

What’s the case for Hillary?

“The best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life.” So said Bill Clinton in making the case for his wife at the Democratic National Convention. Considering that Bernie Sanders ran as the author of a political revolution and Donald Trump as the man who would “kick over the table” (to quote Newt Gingrich) in Washington, “change-maker” does not exactly make the heart race.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Imperfect progress on race

Whatever happens — and urban riots cannot be excluded — President Obama is correct on one thing: This is not the 1960s. Since then, we have become a far more open and tolerant society. African-Americans have made significant economic and social advances, even if almost every gain is qualified by some glaring inequity or shortcoming.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Getting the complexities of globalization right

WASHINGTON – Can we get globalization right? It has emerged as an all-purpose scapegoat for our economic woes – lost jobs, depressed wages, large trade deficits, greater income inequality, anxieties about the future. The reality is otherwise: Although globalization is genuine, it’s been distorted and its ills exaggerated. I have written about this before, but because the issue is so central to the campaign debate, it’s worth revisiting.

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Long-distance canoe paddlers stop in Tacoma

The Journey to Nisqually brings hundreds of tribal members paddling from afar to Olympia this weekend. On Thursday they came ashore, guests of the Puyallup Tribe, at Owens Beach in Point Defiance Park.
Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com
Long-distance canoe paddlers stop in Tacoma 1:48

Long-distance canoe paddlers stop in Tacoma

Washington state delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention 1:23

Washington state delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention

Diving inspection of Capitol Lake dam area conducted 1:38

Diving inspection of Capitol Lake dam area conducted

Firefight against noxious invaders 1:16

Firefight against noxious invaders