Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Shorter life span is not a video game

A group of economists released a paper recently suggesting young men are working fewer hours because they are spending so much time playing video games. Video games might also help explain a study last month from Johns Hopkins University researchers who said today’s 19-year-old is as sedentary as a 60-year-old.

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Both parties responsible for health-care mess

For months, I’ve been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living memory. Could they really mean to make a suicide charge at this — not some longstanding Republican goal, like dismantling the welfare state or slashing through the regulatory thicket, but pushing a sly parody of Obamacare even less likable than its awkward source material?

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Trump quickly becoming anti-innovation president

Judging from President Donald Trump’s announced intention to kill a program aimed at allowing foreign founders of successful startup firms to stay in the United States, he is not content with being the most anti-immigration, anti-environment and anti-free press U.S. leader in recent memory. He now wants to become the most anti-innovation one.

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Do you sense a pattern here?

Skepticism about President Donald Trump’s denials that his campaign colluded with clandestine Russian efforts to help him win last year’s presidential election are fueled by a disturbing reality: Trump operatives misled, lied or failed to disclose at least a half-dozen secret meetings they had with Russians last year until confronted afterward.

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Rock climbing competitors reach new heights at 2017 Senior Games

Dave Borgeson, 54, from Vancouver competes in the 2017 Washington State Senior Games' rock climbing competition at the Cirque Climbing facility in Lacey on Sunday.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Rock climbing competitors reach new heights at 2017 Senior Games 1:01

Rock climbing competitors reach new heights at 2017 Senior Games

Out of the dance studio and into the water 1:12

Out of the dance studio and into the water

Olympia's homeless talk about life on the streets. 2:11

Olympia's homeless talk about life on the streets.

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He's got Rainiers gear for every occasion