Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, consider what Tina Podlodowski’s been dealing with.
We can hear the groans of the suffering already.
There is no question that the spread of misinformation on social media is a massive contributor to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in this country.
To the editor — I guess I’m just a slow learner! With COVID starting to subside (premature) and the presidential election in the rear-view mirror, people are starting to socialize again, but I…
To the editor — The purpose of my writing is to reinforce the dozens of other pro-vaccine letters in an effort to further encourage increased vaccination rates and decrease transmission rates.…
To the editor — Republicans don’t say “this is why this proposal doesn’t work,” with facts, arguments; instead they say, “this is a Democrat Socialist program.” Easy political slur. Social Sec…
To the editor — As a practicing family physician I’d like to respond to Matt Hubbell (letters July 30) and others who ask, "If you are vaccinated why do you care if I’m not?"
To the editor -- Instead of spending billions on wars overseas, maiming our sons and daughters, let us use this time to give universal health care for our families.
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What is the difference between doubt and distrust? Doubt can be overcome by evidence. Distrust cannot.
As a pandemic safety measure, the U.S. House of Representatives began in May 2020 to hold committee hearings remotely so that witnesses could testify from home rather than in a crowded hearing room. This allowed people of all backgrounds, not just those who already live near Washington or who are able to fly there on short notice, to have their say before Congress.
The 2020 election and subsequent insurrection were new additions to the long trend of political polarization in the United States. Many Americans do not relate to one another and vote to spite the other rather than advance one’s self-interest. This trend in society has led to political movements built solely on memes and archetypes of an enemy/other.
A House committee to investigate the events of Jan. 6 held its first hearing this week, aiming to unravel the details of the Capitol riot that left five dead. The riot was an attack on our democracy, a startling insurrection that many have called an act of domestic terrorism, including FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.
Country music fans gave us a hint of their politics recently, or seemed to, by sending Aaron Lewis’ “Am I the Only One” to the top of the charts. It’s a lament about cancel culture, “statues coming down,” flag-burning and Americans who are not willing to “take a bullet” for freedom. The lyrics lit up right-wing message boards with happiness. Lefties, on the other hand, got their knickers in a twist.
After nearly 40 years of working and living abroad and seeing the evils of socialism and communism firsthand, I am saddened and even embarrassed to hear one of our political leaders, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., make a statement that Generation Y has “never seen prosperity.”
I have been thinking about the tenuous state our country is in right now and I am reminded of an exchange I had with a ninth-grade student several years ago.
Walt Disney, who grew up in a small Missouri town, liked to say all his success started with a mouse. Former Starbucks CEO Orin Smith, who ended up serving as a Disney board member, might have said it all started in Chehalis, his Western Washington hometown.
I’ve been hearing a lot of people in the health professions saying that we need at least 70% to 85% of people to get vaccinated in order to acquire immunity against COVID-19. The fact of the matter is it will take nothing less than 100% inoculation to achieve “eradication” of the coronavirus.
As a Yakima-area health care professional, I’m concerned about low local vaccination rates and I’ve wondered what information I could provide to make people more comfortable receiving it. (In the interest of full disclosure, I have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.) Of the 175,000 adults l…
In the dangerous era of fake news and misinformation, we think it’s crucial that you understand the difference between getting your news from social media and shadowy websites as opposed to professional journalists.
Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
Gov. Mike Parson, embarrassed by another spike in Missouri’s coronavirus infections, has once again resorted to his stock response: Shoot the messenger. Parson on Wednesday singled out the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Kansas City Star and the Missouri Independent nonprofit news site for spre…
Whatever one may think of Donald Trump or the circumstances of last year’s election or even the bitterness of this nation’s partisan divide, it ought to be easy to condemn the events of Jan. 6 and to support a broad inquiry into what happened and how to prevent it from happening again.
How soon we forget.
As Florida faces one the highest rates of new coronavirus cases in the country, a more transmissible variant and millions of eligible Floridians have yet to be vaccinated, Gov. Ron DeSantis has found a way to make a buck from distrust in science and masks.
If you grew up watching “The Jetsons” as part of your Saturday morning cartoon ritual, you’re probably seeing by now just how prescient the show has turned out to be.
It took five days into a special legislative session in Texas for all hell to break loose. And we’re not even into the redistricting process yet.
Just a hunch, but we’re guessing that later this week, there might be a sudden job opening at a King County motorcycle shop.
With vacations back on the schedule and weddings and other summer activities in full swing in Southern California, it’s easy to forget that a pandemic is still raging.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s announcement Wednesday that he had begun to implement a new law — which he helped write as an Assembly member — requiring his office to investigate fatal police shootings is one more landmark for criminal justice reform in the Golden State.
A lot has changed in 20 years.