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When hospitals merge, you pay the bill

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:39:17 -0500

Mega medical chains could be hazardous to your health: Our view


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Health care mergers benefit patients

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:37:18 -0500

Hospitals aren’t alone. CVS' acquisition of Aetna is based on the same idea: Opposing view


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We're reversing opioid overdoses, but we'd rather help people change

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:10:45 -0500

We need more money for treatment, not less. But cuts are likely in the wake of the tax plan on track to pass this week.


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Take it from voters, Democrats don't want a Bernie Sanders or a blue Donald Trump

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:13:28 -0500

Recent elections in Alabama, Virginia and many other places suggest mild mannered moderates are the party's best bet for 2018.


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Why did USA TODAY's editorial board declare President Trump is 'not fit for office'?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:36:45 -0500

Editorial writer Saundra Torry explains on USATODAY's Cup of Politics podcast why the newspaper's editorial board wrote a scathing condemnation of President Trump.


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Do Hollywood's sexual predators deserve the artistic death penalty?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:15:06 -0500

Women are finally getting justice, but that doesn't mean we must erase all art created by flawed people. We can separate the art from the artist.


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Ben Carson: We know how to end homelessness and housing shortages

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:06 -0500

Let us not look away from a problem that knows no season. If we're going to solve homelessness, we need everybody's attention, every day of the year.


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It's still too easy to push blacks, minorities off of juries

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:08:09 -0500

Connecticut case shows how 'race-neutral' eliminations in jury selection can usher in discrimination. Rules must be changed to close loophole.


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Olympic committee schools Trump on Russia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:42:46 -0500

It shouldn't take the weak IOC to show America how to stand up to Putin: Our view


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Steve Bannon is a cancer on the GOP and Roy Moore's loss won't stop him

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:38:02 -0500

He’s not an architect. He’s a wrecking ball. He’s not going to build a political party from the ground up, he wants to demolish it from the top down.


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Health care for veterans needs another big fix: McCain and Moran

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:28:47 -0500

The VA is not coordinating well with community care programs or paying them promptly, and funding crises threaten access to private care.


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Why Anakin Skywalker should’ve been removed from the Jedi Order for sexual harassment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:24:10 -0500

The Jedi Council's inability to remove a toxic, misogynistic predator from their ranks ultimately brings about their downfall.


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Comics on women, blacks and the Alabama vote in Best of Late Night

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:49:08 -0500

Black voters and women tilted the vote to Doug Jones in Alabama. Find out how from the late-night comics


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Five years after Sandy Hook, active shooter drills do more harm than good in schools

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:41:05 -0500

Young children are forced to cower behind locked doors while an adult in black shouts threats and shoots blanks in the hallways. This is not helping.


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Comics on FCC's 'bye Felicia' moment to net neutrality in Best of Late Night

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:56:01 -0500

What will happen to your connection? The late-night comics fill you in. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion.


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After Alabama election, an opportunity for both GOP, Democrats

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:40:14 -0500

Republicans can address electoral conundrum. Democrats can't depend on poorly funded pedophiles in 2018: Our view


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Chill out, culture police, on 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:22:02 -0500

I can’t decide whether feminist Grinch-ettes have tin ears, tin eyes, tin brains, or all three.


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Let 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' fade away with 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:02:06 -0500

The drumbeat against the classic Christmas carol is getting too loud to ignore.


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A response to concerns on editorial on Trump, Gillibrand

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:29:49 -0500

We trust readers to see the differences between bias and thoughtful commentary.


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No, the Internet is not about to be destroyed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:43:29 -0500

Worries that web providers unshackled from Net Neutrality rules will ruin access are unfounded.


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Why Anakin Skywalker should’ve been removed from the Jedi Order for sexual harassment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:32:46 -0500

There would be no bad guys in a majority of the films if the Jedi Order had removed a workplace predator from their ranks.


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End net neutrality. Federal meddling can't improve the Internet.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:29:10 -0500

Trump's FCC chairman wants to return the Internet to those dark, authoritarian days when every website, app and online service we use was created.


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A USA TODAY conversation with readers on sexual harassment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:06:55 -0500

An expert take on the most common comments when discussing sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.


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Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:55:55 -0500

A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes: Our view


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In Alabama, black voters rescued white voters from their worst impulses

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:03 -0500

Moore is a backward-looking, self-righteous bigot who ran against a man who has tried to deliver the South from darkness. And yet he almost won.


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I'm a doctor and I want final GOP tax bill to repeal Obamacare's individual mandate

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:31:18 -0500

But Republicans need to stop trying to reverse the law's Medicaid expansion. It is flawed, but it has brought health care to millions.


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Doug Jones won, but abortion is still perverting our politics on both sides

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:27:05 -0500

Republicans who vote pro-life no matter what hand free passes to undeserving candidates. And Democrats apparently would rather lose than compromise.


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Don't drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Facts show it makes no sense.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:08 -0500

It's costly and impractical and goes against conservative conservation principles. Nor will it get the U.S. anywhere close to energy independence.


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RNC: Democrats’ response to tweet is laughable

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:49:00 -0500

Americans appreciate a president who calls out men and women just the same: Opposing view


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Readers on Trump accusers: They can accuse, but should we believe?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:46:43 -0500

Our readers shared their thoughts on the plan from the three women who accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct to demand that Congress do a probe.


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What Jesus could teach chefs, celebrities and a president about masculinity

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:17:38 -0500

He was the most powerful person in history. But instead of exploiting relationships to fulfill his selfish desires, he humbled himself and served others.


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Net neutrality repeal means you're going to hate your cable company even more

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:06:57 -0500

No one wanted to see big service providers turn the Internet into the cable industry, with high prices and few choices. But that's about to happen.


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We can fight climate change even under Trump and a polluter-run petrocracy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:11:12 -0500

GOP members of Congress are awash in campaign cash from oil and gas companies. The result is a dramatic U.S. retreat from climate leadership.


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Chelsea Handler, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Che, Colin Jost on Trump's latest fumbles in Best of Late Night

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:12:35 -0500

Chelsea Handler imagines a world without Trump in the White House.



Why the fuss over adolescent relationships? My grandmother was 15 when she married.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:42:04 -0500

It used to be kids were entrusted with a certain amount of autonomy as they entered into adolescence. Not anymore.


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What if Trump apologized for his, ahem, mistakes, just like the 'fake' news media?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:42:45 -0500

Imagine if, like legitimate news outlets, he issued contrite statements retracting his falsehoods. Check out the possibilities.


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Sexual harassment stakes huge for low-income women. Will #MeToo help them too?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:08:17 -0500

Many women in low-wage jobs risk not just psychological trauma but fundamental financial security. We must go beyond #MeToo to ask #WhoElse?


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