Washington Opinion

The Flag Problem

June 3, 2024
The American flag is an important symbol for our country. From elementary school classrooms to sporting events to veteran parades, the showing of the Stars and Stripes holds us together in our… Read More

Who are the Real "Welfare Queens"?

June 3, 2024
At one of his recent Shrimp ‘n Disco grift events at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump asked the rich oil executives in attendance for $1 billion (with a “B”) as a campaign. It would… Read More

A Genius Solution to the Housing Crisis

May 15, 2024
The mall. A fixture on the American landscape since 1956, when the first one opened in Edina, MN. Through the decades, the mall has been the place to do your back-to-school or holiday shopping or, if… Read More

Donald’s Prison Problem

May 15, 2024
In 1872, then-President Ulysses Grant was arrested for speeding recklessly through D.C. in his horse and buggy. Although taken into police custody, he was ultimately given a fine and released. Now,… Read More

If Trump Wins…

May 15, 2024
It’s been reported that Donald Trump has a fixation with appearing on the cover of Time magazine. He’s even had flattering fake “covers” made to decorate his country clubs.… Read More

“Big Food”: Eating us Alive

May 15, 2024
I’m a gal who enjoys the occasional bag of Cheetos or a delicious cheeseburger. I’m by no means a food purist. A new documentary, however, is making me feel, well, a… Read More

They're Firing Up "The Wayback Machine"

April 10, 2024
When it comes to current laws around abortion, it seems that everything old is new again. Arizona just dusted off an old chestnut written in 1864, a state law essentially banning all abortions except… Read More

Night Of The Living Wage

April 10, 2024
Like many teens, my first job was at a fast-food restaurant. Outside of the itchy polyester uniform and the pounds gained from snarfing up fries, it was an OK part time gig for a high school kid.… Read More

What about Jared?

April 10, 2024
For a few years now, the Republicans have had an obsession with Hunter Biden. He’s accused of leveraging his relationship with his father to put together shady business deals in which they… Read More

We Have To Be “The Ones”

March 22, 2024
One of my favorite movies is The Devil’s Advocate (1997) with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. Reeves is a hotshot lawyer recruited by a high-powered New York law firm helmed by Pacino, who is,… Read More

Trump’s Intel Access Problem

March 22, 2024
In 1952, President Harry Truman formalized the process of offering presidential candidates access to classified briefings. He was inspired to do so from when he took office after the death of FDR in… Read More

Project 2025: The Devil in the Details

March 22, 2024
As the 2024 election year chugs along, we’re getting more details about the (frankly, terrifying) plan that ultra-conservatives intend to implement should Donald Trump retake the White House.… Read More

For God and Country

February 28, 2024
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.” – James… Read More

It Sounds Better In The Original Russian…

February 28, 2024
Despite my love for Russian novels and ballet, I’m old enough to remember when that country was considered an adversary. Sure, relations improved on and off after the Cold War, but there was… Read More

The Elmo Effect

February 28, 2024
Recently, Elmo, the beloved Sesame Street character, went viral for a simple tweet: "Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing?" While Elmo typically talks to pint-sized pals, this tweet… Read More
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