Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Watch what Trump does, not what he says

As a professional skeptic, I’m going to remain doubtful that Donald Trump has been a willing Russian tool, masterfully serving the needs of a dangerous American adversary. I’m not going to buy all the sordid details of “that crap,” as the president-elect called intelligence reports of his being compromised by nasty people operating out of the Kremlin.

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Who in the GOP will stand up to Trump?

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory tour was more than just an opportunity to strut and preen around the country like a peacock with a comb-over. It was a warning to Republican leaders in Congress that Trump intends to be in charge — and that there will be consequences if the party establishment does not fall in line.

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The opioid epidemic

An all-time record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once rare, these avoidable deaths are now more common than auto-accident fatalities or gun-inflicted homicides and suicides.

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Trump entertaining, but Congress is the show

WASHINGTON — The most amusing part of the Trump transition has been watching its effortless confounding of the media, often in fewer than 140 characters. One morning, after a Fox News report on lefty nuttiness at some obscure New England college — a flag burning that led a more-contemptible-than-usual campus administration to take down the school’s own American flag — Donald Trump tweets that flag burners should go to jail or lose their citizenship.

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Russell Wilson talks about season the day after Atlanta loss

The hangover from Seattle’s 36-20 loss to the Falcons in the NFC divisional round was already in full effect Sunday at the team's headquarters.
Todd Milles tmilles@thenewstribune.com
Russell Wilson talks about season the day after Atlanta loss 2:25

Russell Wilson talks about season the day after Atlanta loss

Thomas Rawls reflects on season during locker cleanout Sunday 4:25

Thomas Rawls reflects on season during locker cleanout Sunday

Sid Otton statue unveiled Saturday in Tumwater 2:01

Sid Otton statue unveiled Saturday in Tumwater

Shout-outs for Tumwaters retiring coaches 1:17

Shout-outs for Tumwaters retiring coaches