Big rogue Dawg

Off the reservation: Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let everyone keep their current health insurance if they want to, even if it means changing the law (Page A8).

Obama’s chief spokesman says the president has told his team to investigate all options, which presumably include dispatching Clinton to the American diplomatic mission in Kyrgyzstan for the next six months or so.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes (Today in History, Page A2).

One hundred twenty-four years later, cryogenic researchers and the Tea Party are hard at work trying to prove Franklin wrong.

Throw the book at him: Television pitchman Kevin Trudeau was found guilty Tuesday of criminal contempt after prosecutors accused him of lying in infomercials to boost sales of his weight-loss book (Page A9). Trudeau was taken into custody and faces a lengthy prison term.

His defense team noted that the prosecution called only two witnesses in making their case that his weight-loss regimen doesn’t work — and neither of them was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 20

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample

The Supreme Court says the state’s school funding plan won’t meet its deadline. So there’s work to do.

Simoneaux: In service of science, a month among icebergs

A NOAA ship takes scientists into an Antarctic ice field, when the path out starts to close in.

Saunders: Trump not repeating mistakes he made on ACA repeal

The president is taking care not to alienate Senate Republicans before the vote on tax reform.

Milbank: Not hearing what they want to, GOP simply ignores

Nonpartisan arbiters of fact are being disregarded on tax law, health care and judicial worthiness.

Snohomish PUD hydro project will harm salmon

A Nov. 9 article in The Herald focused on declining salmon and… Continue reading

Frontier should keep lifeline payphones in service

The public telephone at the Verlot service ranger station is a service… Continue reading

Vote makes it clear: No pot shops in Snohomish

The advisory vote on Proposition 1 in Snohomish on retail marijuana sales… Continue reading

Why gut Medicaid to pay for bombs?

Donald Trump, in a fit of pique over not being able to… Continue reading

Most Read