Eau de behave

Led around by their noses: Researchers have discovered that the hormone oxytocin may play a role in promoting monogamy. Men in monogamous relationships who got a whiff of the brain chemical stood farther away from attractive women than those in a control group.

If the married and otherwise attached men are wondering: It’s absolutely a coincidence that wives and girlfriends are buying a new men’s cologne to give this holiday season called “Fidelity.”

I’m with Stupid: A Cleveland, Ohio, woman, convicted of driving on a sidewalk to get around a school bus was sentenced to stand on a street corner and carry a sign that read: “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

The sentence sounds harsh, but the judge also had the option of ordering her to ride a school bus and wear a sign on her back that read “Kick me.”

Problems on the home front: Commenting on the scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, President Barack Obama told reporters he didn’t think Petraeus’ affair with his biographer had affected national security.

Obama also revealed that he had given Petraeus two other options to resignation: Buy a case of oxytocin or carry a sign that read, “Only an idiot jeopardizes his career and marriage.”

More in Opinion

Daydream is over; GOP must work with Democrats on ACA fix

Editorial: The Senate should end its latest ACA repeal effort and continue bipartisan talks.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 25

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

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 24

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

Simoneaux: Job-hunting advice from one who’s done hunting

Past a certain age — say 50 — you’ll need to keep your wits and your humor at the ready.

Saunders: Ask around; you’ll hear praise for Trump on N. Korea

The leader of the nation most vulnerable to Kim’s aggression said he liked Trump’s speech.

Milbank: If he isn’t making us ill, Trump is making some crazy

A new paper discusses the Trump era and what mental health professionals are observing in patients.

Corporate tax reform won’t trickle down to workers

I see Congress is going to tackle tax reform, including cuts to… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Kelly’s knowledge needed on council

Recently the Herald chose to give a great deal of attention to… 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.

Most Read