Fuhgeddaboudit

Now that you mention it, Mr. Walnuts, New Jersey is actually a very wonderful state: The maker of Dove brand deodorants has walked back an ad campaign that took a good-natured dig at New Jersey as the “Armpit of America” (Business Briefly, Page A9).

Company officials were convinced to ditch the billboards during a visit in the parking lot from a Garden State delegation led by Anthony “Tony Bagels” Brancaccio and Vincenzo “Vinny Carwash” Manocchio.

A hedge fund manager must’ve gotten sick: New York City health inspectors recently found more than three dozen food safety violations at Per Se, a restaurant that offers a $310-per-person chef’s tasting menu.

If the report survives an appeal process, it will require Per Se to display a Mr. Yuk sticker next to its three Michelin stars.

10 minutes to “Matlock”: The broadcast TV networks are now rolling out new shows aimed at affluent baby boomers.

Instead of younger viewers, the networks are now chasing folks who don’t use DVRs and the Internet.

— Mark Carlson, The Herald

More in Opinion

Editorial page for Saturday, Oct. 21

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

Editorial: Retain Gregerson as Mukilteo’s mayor

Both candidates offer impressive resumes, but Gregerson showed leadership and compassion as mayor.

Schwab: Eyman’s anti-transit initiative will pave us over

The anti-tax crusader may save you a few bucks but will leave us helpless to deal with growth.

Commentary: What you need to know about service animals

Service animals are a medical necessity for many. Passing a pet off as one is an insult.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 20

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

Gerson: Why 8th-graders should read ‘Mockingbird,’ as written

The book is meant to make people uncomfortable with racial prejudice. And that requires the n-word.

Ignatius: ISIS defeat in Raqqa a reminder of U.S. might

Obama and Trump each share in the success, but the enduring problem of governance remains.

Harrop: Trump, the deal-maker, making a mess out of trade

Leaving NAFTA, one think tank says, would amount to a “$10 billion tax” on U.S. industry.

Milbank: White House’s leaps of logic pin worst ills on trade

Looking to scuttle free trade, an adviser blames the loss of manufacturing jobs for our social ills.

Most Read