Fright night

Beware the abominable Jack Z. monster: Just in time for Halloween, several companies are offering “ghost tours” of Seattle’s spookiest sites in Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and elsewhere.

Strangely, the tours apparently steer clear of what has to be the most horrifying place in Seattle: Safeco Field, where the Mariners close out yet another misbegotten season this weekend.

Beltway brouhaha: The Democratic-controlled Senate voted Friday to stave off the government shutdown threatened for midnight Monday, while keeping intact Obamacare.

House Republicans say they remain committed to dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health-care bill, but indicated they would be open to a compromise: Obama conceding the election to Mitt Romney.

Arctic Express: A cargo ship recently became only the second vessel of its type to sail through the Northwest Passage, on sea passages newly opened by ice-melting global warming.

The vessel was loaded with carbon emissions-heavy coal, which argues for changing its name from Nordic Orion to the SS Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

— 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