Confusion 2.0

So where do you find Solitaire on this thing? Microsoft says Windows 8.1, a planned update to its much-maligned Windows 8, will be free of charge when it rolls out later this year. Microsoft says it’s never made customers pay for “decimal point” updates.

Windows 8 users, however, say they’d gladly hand over some cash if they can just get the freakin’ Start button back.

If it fits … O.J. Simpson won a small victory on Day 2 of his attempt to win a new trial in his Vegas robbery case, when a judge said he could have one hand unshackled to drink water and take notes.

And try on his glove.

You betcha she’s coming: The high school graduating class in the tiny north-central Washington town of Republic landed a big-name commencement speaker: former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The high school’s 27 graduating seniors ran an aggressive social media campaign to snag the former Alaska governor, but The Buzz suspects the town’s name might have had something to do with it, as well.

— Mark Carlson and Mary Downes, 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