Buying silence

As the Boeing Co. and federal regulators struggle to solve problems with the Dreamliner’s batteries, we’ve heard barely a peep out of Congress on the issue.

It just goes to show the power of the pen — more specifically, pens that are used to write checks to members of Congress.

Downward facing see-through dog: Lululemon has stopped selling its popular black yoga pants because the sheer material revealed too much of the person wearing the garment.

The yoga pants were yanked from store shelves, but you might see them being worn by certain Everett baristas.

The Dude abides: The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Tuesday introduced the firm that will help it figure out how to license and regulate the newly legalized marijuana industry.

So what do we call the new pot czar? Some suggestions: Joint Chief of Staff, Pot Poobah, Hemp Head, Blunt Boss, Ganja Guru, Marijuana Maharaja, Maryjane Mentor, Weed Wonk, or just plain Dude.

— Jon Bauer and Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 22

A sketchy look at the day’s political stories.… Continue reading

Why Snohomish County should shoot for Amazon’s HQ2

Editorial: Not that we have a real shot at it, but because of what else we might attract here.

Ignatius: Only creative thinking, not taunts, will deter Kim

The U.S. needs options and a coldblooded rationality, the opposite of Trump’s schoolboy taunts.

Harrop: Why Trump will likley stick with Paris climate deal

Among the reasons: The public’s support for action on climate change and Trump’s poll numbers.

Dionne: Trump’s tough talk at U.N. only leaves us weaker

In talking up “sovereignty,” Trump provides cover to the likes of North Korea and Venezuela.

Commercial truck drivers on dike project ignoring stop signs

The last year I have noticed that commercial drivers in north Everett… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Franklin has skills city needs

Everett has had the benefit of two outstanding mayors during the past… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Maybe Watts for mayor isn’t a long shot

It is extremely interesting Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield is comfortable writing “This… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Sept. 21

A pen-and-ink sketch of the day’s political stories.… Continue reading

Most Read