Fair winds, Chet

Details, details: The scheduled departure of the Everett-based carrier USS Nimitz on a six- to 10-month deployment was postponed Friday. The Nimitz is now expected to leave port this morning. The delay was attributed to the need to complete required preparations for deployment, a Navy spokeswoman said.

The Navy wasn’t more specific, but we’re guessing someone forgot to put vacation holds on the mail and newspaper and arrange for the neighbor kid to come by and feed the cat.

Did I say that out loud? Alaska Rep. Don Young, R-Bridge to Nowhere, has come under fire for using the term “wetback” to describe migrant workers in a radio interview. Young later apologized and said he “meant no disrespect” in using the term.

Young further explained that it was a term that was “tossed around” a lot when he was a young boy. You know, kind of like how “racist idiot” is tossed around now.

Running on empty: The Obama administration plans to tighten emission standards for gasoline, but the proposal already has caused disagreement. The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes will cost about a penny a gallon, while the oil industry says its own study puts the cost at 6 to 9 cents a gallon.

But that’s a penny for the actual cost to reformulate the fuel and 5 to 8 cents for the standard oil industry markup.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 20

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

Editorial: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample

The Supreme Court says the state’s school funding plan won’t meet its deadline. So there’s work to do.

Simoneaux: In service of science, a month among icebergs

A NOAA ship takes scientists into an Antarctic ice field, when the path out starts to close in.

Saunders: Trump not repeating mistakes he made on ACA repeal

The president is taking care not to alienate Senate Republicans before the vote on tax reform.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Nov. 19

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

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Nov. 18

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

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Nov. 17

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

Editorial: Senate Republicans make bigger mess of tax bill

Senate Republicans are using repeal of an Obamacare mandate to win votes for their tax reform bill.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Nov. 16

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

Most Read