Cake boss

Hold the eggs, butter and cream: The White House pastry chef says he soon will be leaving after seven years in the First Kitchen.

First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama now must find a new pastry chef. The successful candidate will be able to create a dessert whose primary ingredients are broccoli, sprouted wheat grain and unseasoned tofu slabs.

Doom generation: People in the 18- to 24-year-old age group face a grim financial future and may not be able to afford Social Security benefits for baby boomers, a new book argues.

For boomers, the good news is that because of global warming, there won’t be any ice floes on which to set us adrift.

Don’t Know Much About History: On this day in 1979, a new TV network called C-SPAN began broadcasting with live video from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Striving for content that would establish it as a platform for eye-glazing material, the network debuted with a speech on the House floor by Tennessee congressman Al Gore.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 22

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

Editorial: Don’t break the link between tests and graduation

Ending the testing requirement for a high school diploma would be a disservice to all students.

Saunders: With shutdown Democrats make error GOP made in 2013

In demanding DACA be included in a budget deal, Democrats show an inability to compromise.

Burke: This is not a false alarm; we are under attack daily

And the attacks — by tweet or edict — are launched from the Oval Office (or Mar-A-Lago).

Parker: Loyalty, not experience, is what matters for Trump

How did we get a drug policy official who is 24 and knows more about chia seeds than opioids?

Flights from Paine Field will trash air, property values

On behalf of the vast majority of the 20,000-plus citizens of Mukilteo,… Continue reading

Yes vote for Everett school bond invests in future careers

As a health care professional, I have seen first-hand, the growth and… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 21

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

Viewpoints: Living with a force of nature we can’t control

California’s landslides — and Oso before it — show the need to map hazards and get out of the way.

Most Read