Commentary

As newspapers face challenges, the importance of public support grows

Newspapers build strong, informed communities. Imagine Cleveland without the Plain Dealer journalists who uncovered the lead poisoning crisis and the rape kit backlog, forcing important reforms. Cincinnati...

Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans....

From fires in Australia to war in the Middle East, our...

We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work,...

Ignorance is not bliss: The dangerous politics of anti-intellectualism

Thoughtful, studied consideration does not reign supreme in American politics, and frankly, I can’t think of an era it did. Conversely, I also can’t...

EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation....

Want to know what will happen in 2020? Look to state...

Public opinion polls are ingrained in American politics. It seems like every day there is a new poll about the presidential election or impeachment...

History Thursday: Iran, Woodrow Wilson and making the world safe for...

The recent violence with Iran got me thinking about Woodrow Wilson. More than 100 years of American foreign policy has hinged on a concept Wilson...

CEO pay has increased 940% since 1978 while worker wages have...

Procter & Gamble paid its CEO 287 times what it paid its typical worker in 2018. Cardinal Health paid its CEO 221 times as...

Lower-income Americans continue to be divided politically, despite their shared interests

Six in 10 lower-income Americans describe the economy as fair or poor, according to a survey out from Pew Research Center last month. Majorities of...

Climate change threat doesn’t get the Y2K urgency

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...
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