Opinion

Changes at the CDC are just a start toward preparing for the next pandemic

The CDC has taken the first steps toward an overhaul. But beyond that, large tasks remain to prepare for the next pandemic.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 18, 2022
Opinion

MAGA Republicans shut out the media — and the public

The trend doesn’t just hinder media coverage. It also insulates would-be leaders from tough questions. Mostly, it hurts voters by leaving them less informed.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 18, 2022
Opinion

Lots of children drown every summer. This is not inevitable.

When getting into the water this summer to stay cool, take the extra effort to stay safe. With sustained support, drowning is a preventable threat to public health.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 17, 2022
Opinion

Alexei Navalny will not be silent

And Russia is punishing him for it. When the country shakes off Putin, it must remember Navalny's sacrifice.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 17, 2022
Opinion

The country needs more Liz Cheneys

She put democracy and decency above party. More Americans should too.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 16, 2022
Opinion

Students are struggling and lashing out. Schools must respond.

Schools need to build a better student support system for years to come.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 16, 2022
Opinion

More Saudi brutality shows that MBS’s promises to Biden were a farce

A Saudi activist was handed an especially draconian sentence: 34 years in prison and then 34 years of travel restriction. She had voiced support for women driving.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 16, 2022
Opinion

The FBI is not the enemy

Smears against law enforcement are not only damaging to democracy; they’re also dangerous to the people working for agencies that have now become targets.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 16, 2022

Hay nuevas pistas importantes sobre el impacto del COVID persistente

Es cada vez más evidente que el COVID persistente o 'long COVID' presenta un potencial cataclismo de sufrimiento por los síntomas. Todavía no se conoce con certeza la magnitud del problema. Pero un nuevo estudio de los Países Bajos ofrece pistas importantes.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 16, 2022
Opinion

The Salman Rushdie attack should sharpen focus on Iran’s misdeeds

The attack might be part of a wider pattern of Iranian-organized or -inspired terrorism on U.S. soil.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 15, 2022
Opinion

Youngkin’s toxic school ‘tip line’ is shrouded in secrecy

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) established a tip line for parents to report in secret on teachers who offered instruction deemed divisive.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 15, 2022
Opinion

Family separation was a catastrophe. And it could happen again.

The Trump administration's family separation policy has left a searing legacy. And has a troubling possible future.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 15, 2022
Opinion

California has the chance to limit solitary confinement. It should take it.

California, a longtime abuser of solitary confinement, is currently considering legislation to enact common-sense limits on the practice.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 14, 2022
Opinion

Foreboding new studies show the climate battle is not over

There is more work to be done if we are to preserve a habitable planet for future generations.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 14, 2022
Opinion

A new study offers important clues about the impact of long covid

The scope of the long covid problem is still unknown. But a new study from the Netherlands offers important clues: 1 in 8 people may suffer.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 14, 2022
Opinion

The once-proud Maryland GOP marginalizes itself by parroting Trump’s lies

The top Republican candidates in Maryland are extremists who have marginalized the party and its chances in November's general elections.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 13, 2022
Opinion

This Congress has gotten more done than you might realize

The national cup is half full, at least regarding the United States’ basic ability to conduct public business.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 13, 2022
Opinion

After the Mar-a-Lago search, horrific violence follows reckless rhetoric

So far, everything appears to have been done by the book — but whether what is found will prove bombshell or bust is uncertain.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 12, 2022
Opinion

A disaster is looming at a huge Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Grave alarm about a possible nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine is escalating and warranted.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 12, 2022
Opinion

After 10 years of agony, it’s time for Syria to free Austin Tice

President Biden should directly ask Syria’s leader for proof that journalist Austin Tice is alive.

By the Editorial BoardAugust 11, 2022