Opinion

What do George Washington, MLK and Colin Kaepernick have in common?

NFL protests are latest chapter of defiance that made this country great...

Does Trump have a double standard on the NFL anthem protests as free speech?

How can Trump back the homophobic baker but condemn the Football player for expressing their dissent?...

Robert Reich: Why the rich and corporations should pay more tax

Now Republicans are giving tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, they’ve stopped worrying about deficits....

Our Views: Watch out for trade

While President Donald Trump has been a general critic of trade deals, saying they have been bad for this country, a lot of those comments have been accompanied by reassurances...

The Detroit Lions lose after a controversial call

A controversial call costs the Detroit Lions their NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons...

Trump vs. Kim Jong Un takes a dramatic turn for the worse

The war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un gets ugly...

Can employers help solve healthcare?

There’s no real incentive for them to work together....

Can a centrist movement bring America together?

The New Center is giving centrism a try....

Nobody listens to women when they speak here

Over the weekend, the president of the United States retweeted to his 38 million Twitter followers a video clip doctored to show him driving a golf ball off the tee and between the...

Was ESPN's Jemele Hill's tweet about Trump OK?

Do you see “Official ESPN source” anywhere in this tweet?...

Our Views: Heartbreak from Hurricane Maria

In America, we can certainly mourn with our neighbors in Mexico as they struggle with the devastation caused by a damaging earthquake. Scenes of rescuers struggling against time to...

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump isn’t shy in U.N. speech

The president doesn’t hold back...

Under Michigan's new campaign finance laws, citizens can't compete with corporations

Free Press readers sound off on the state's new campaign finance rules, the Detroit Tigers and more....

Forget a US trade deal, Britain desperately needs a trade deal with the EU

For May, a renewal of the “special relationship” by way of a bilateral trade agreement would be ideal....

My Turn: The price of prohibition

Now that the “Live Free or Die” state has stopped arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana, the debate over marijuana legalization and regulation in Concord has...

Guest column: It’s time to end our discriminatory jury rule

Arrested at 17, Kia Stewart spent 10 years in prison, working the fields of Angola, for a crime he did not commit. A jury convicted him by a vote of...

Downgrading religious freedom would cheapen our own lives

The recent contentious national debates over same-sex marriage, contraception, and transgender bathrooms have battered the very principle that protects conscience rights....

The Flint water tragedy and fetal deaths

The Flint water tragedy and fetal deaths: Switch may have led to a tragic increase...

The new lethal drone rules have ignored Trump’s campaign crazy talk about terrorists

New rules allows for strikes against “foot-soldier jihadists with no unique skills or leadership roles.”...

As the world goes mad, I've noticed more kindness. Have you?

When the world feels unkind, do we try to be kinder to one another?...

Immigration policy should matter to anyone who wants to retire. Here's why.

A collection of cartoons on the raging debate over immigration....

Hurricane Irma highlights the problem of Havana’s crumbling homes

Many Havana homes did not stand up well to Irma. But in the capital, the problem is complicated by the age of buildings, poor maintenance, a lack of resources, the ravages of salt,...

Our View: Lawmakers, not judges, should fix laws for same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court granted same-sex couples equal rights in 2015. But you'd never know that by reading Arizona's outdated laws....

Montini: Donald Trump owes Phoenix half a million bucks

Donald Trump's August visit to Phoenix wasn't a governmental trip. It was an ego trip....

Ruben Gallego: Why we should not build Trump's border wall

The biggest problem with Donald Trump's border wall is that it was never about border security....

How much would you pay to allow a conservative to speak on campus?

Radical leftists imposed a $600,000 tax on conservative speech at Berkeley....

Want to boost wages for workers? Cut corporate taxes

Comprehensive corporate tax reform - a package that includes both a lower tax rate and the immediate write-off of capital expenses - could increase American wages by even more than...

Mexico needs help now. Can President Trump overcome his grudges and provide it?

President Donald Trump should prove that, despite his long, unfair and very public confrontation with Mexico, America’s better angels always prevail in the face of unspeakable...

Are the 2017 Detroit Lions NFL playoff material?

Is it time to get excited about the 2017 Detroit Lions?...

Here are seven takeaways from the weirdest U.N. speech ever

Unfortunately, a great deal of what President Trumpe said seemed virtually designed to impair cooperation with America’s objectives....

Jorge Mas Canosa made his new country pay attention

Meeting the late Cuban American National Foundation leader Jorge Mas Canosa was like walking into a hurricane....

Our View: Donald Trump's border wall isn't a solution. It's a slogan

Our southern border is too complex for the simplistic solution that is President Trump's border wall....

Robb: Republicans barrel down another dead-end road on tax reform

Republicans are too focused on lowering the corporate tax rate. Simpson-Bowles pointed the way to true tax reform....

Díaz: Mexico earthquake victims need your prayers - and your donations

Authorities say the best way to help Mexico's earthquake victims is to donate through the Mexican Red Cross....

Andy Biggs: Why we should build Trump's border wall

There are too many security issues to let unvetted foreign nationals have easy access to the United States, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs says....

Border mayor: Why build a wall when we have bigger security needs?

Our port is crumbling. Critical border security jobs are vacant. And we already have a 20-foot-tall border fence. Tell me again why we need a wall?...

My Turn: Trump's border wall won't solve America's drug problem

Building a wall to stop the flow of drugs across our border won't be a silver bullet solution to our nation's drug problem....

Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while...

EDITORIAL: Entitled immigration protesters shout down Nancy Pelosi

Could there be a more self-defeating strategy than the one on display, here?...

Can Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for all' beat Trumpcare?

As the GOP pushes the latest version of Trumpcare, Bernie Sanders renews his push for a single-payer health care system....