Latest from Helaine Olen
  • Opinion

Joe Manchin repeats a dangerous myth about government benefits and work

It’s not true that increased benefits make people lazy. In fact, data shows the opposite.
  • Sep 15, 2021
  • Opinion

FX’s ‘Impeachment’ series reminds us of the Clinton scandal’s real villain (and it’s not Monica Lewinsky)

Kenneth W. Starr spent months, and tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, investigating a few seamy sexual encounters.
  • Sep 13, 2021

Will Larry Elder save Gavin Newsom?

The Republican's surge in the polls has allowed Newsom to both run on his own record and to turn the recall election into a referendum on the conservative talk radio host.
  • Sep 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Delta Air Lines’ vaccine penalty is a bad idea. Here’s a better one.

Narrowing access to health care is a bad move.
  • Aug 27, 2021
  • Opinion

When it comes to ending hunger in America, Biden recognizes that money changes everything

Two administration efforts are poised to bring greater food security to millions of U.S. households.
  • Aug 19, 2021
  • Opinion

Why the heck are members of Congress allowed to trade individual stocks?

The case of Sen. Rand Paul's wife underscores: It’s almost impossible for members of Congress to avoid the appearance of insider trading.
  • Aug 14, 2021

Gavin Newsom gets vaccine mandates right in California

Showing that he is doing everything he can to get schools reopened can only help as the recall election looms.
  • Aug 13, 2021
  • Opinion

Kathy Hochul is the anti-Cuomo

After a burst of goodwill, can she maintain her hold on power in the cutthroat and often corrupt world of New York state politics?
  • Aug 11, 2021

Meet the leading candidate to unseat California’s governor — who doesn’t believe in the minimum wage

Such is the state of affairs in California’s recall election.
  • Aug 9, 2021