Columnists

The method to Obama’s Middle East mess

Let’s recap the state of America’s commitments in the Middle East. Our military is fighting in a tacit alliance with Iranian proxies in Iraq, even as it assists in a campaign against Iranian-backed forces in Yemen. We are formally committed to regime change in Syria, but we’re intervening against the regime’s Islamist enemies. Our strongest...

Northwest Voices

Kids in nature: Teaching the benefits of dirt

Scott Sampson’s guest column provides a breath of fresh air on the vital importance of getting kids outside in nature and away from the constant barrage of technology . Many films and books have painted dreary and bleak pictures of future societies where nature is neglected to the point of being an afterthought, even a...