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 Monday, Dec. 11

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

Editorial: Yet another owner for The Everett Clinic

After its brief time with DaVita, uncertainty returns for the clinic with its sale to an insurer.

Burke: If you’ve been away for a bit, here’s what you missed

If you have been paying attention, check below to make sure you’re not missing a reason for anxiety.

Milbank: GOP attacks on FBI meant to circle wagons for Trump

Criticism of Mueller and the FBI by Republicans ignores the GOP credentials of those they attack.

Second Amendment doesn’t protect rapid-fire weapons

Regarding the letter to the editor in the Dec. 1, Herald, “Constitution’s… Continue reading

Count freight train vibrations trigger mudslides?

I was lying awake during the 3 a.m. hour recently, when I… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 10

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

Are different standards used regarding sexual misconduct?

Recently news people have been fired as a result of sexual misconduct… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Trump’s monumental mistake

The power to abolish or shrink monuments rests with Congress, not the president.

Most Read