Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Over-lending by Feds costs everyone

Among the weakest borrowers, default rates were highest both for home mortgages and student loans, according to the report. The Department of Education projects that a quarter or more of today’s college undergraduates will ultimately default on their loans.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Trump isn’t destiny, we are

It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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No safe alternative yet for Dodd-Frank bank law

When the next financial crisis hits — an event that may be years or decades away — we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

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Government shutdown looms: Views from Olympia

Washington State lawmakers, state workers and social service agencies are all keeping a close eye on the Washington Legislature's third special session to reach an agreement on a budget and avoid a partial government shutdown.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Government shutdown looms: Views from Olympia 1:49

Government shutdown looms: Views from Olympia

Lacey puts on its dancing shoes for summer 0:47

Lacey puts on its dancing shoes for summer

Bullying target fights back with Facebook video 2:47

Bullying target fights back with Facebook video

Olympia woman says housing services saved her family 2:01

Olympia woman says housing services saved her family