Hello Faddah

Sleepaway camp: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are taking their annual summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard — this time without first daughters Malia and Sasha, who are away at summer camp.

And no, it’s not true that photos of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner were Sasha’s targets during archery practice at her camp.

Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny: Google’s ubiquitous camera teams are walking the entire coast of Florida, getting beach views for Google Maps.

If the Internet behemoth were really serious about maximizing its page views, it would have sent the camera crews to the skimpy bikini-optional French Riveria.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on a muddy farm field in upstate New York.

Little known fact: Approximately 45 percent of all Americans born between the years of 1945 and 1953 claim they were at Woodstock. Make that 65 percent for men who wear their hair in a gray ponytail.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 16

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

Commentary: What’s love got to do with MLK Jr.’s dream?

For King, love was not sentimental; it’s a key part of creating communities that work for everyone.

Wilkinson: Trump may want to rethink his invite to Norwegians

If they come here they’ll just bring their socialized health care, Teslas and stunning good looks.

Harrop: Democrats need to learn how to strike up the band

Modesty is a fine character trait, but it’s sapping Democrats of a message that shows their success.

Saunders: Ethanol fuel mandate no longer makes sense

Intended to reduce reliance on foreign oil, it now only results in higher food and fuel costs.

Housing projects depend on capital budget passage by Jan. 17

Communities throughout Snohomish County and around the state are struggling with an… Continue reading

Where did man who shot, killed deputy get his gun?

Excuse me if you heard this before: “The only way to stop… Continue reading

Rep. DelBene is too rich to represent our district

We need to make Congress normal again. Right now, that’s just not… Continue reading

AG’s proposed assault weapon ban violates state Constitution

Once again Bob Ferguson is insisting on punishing law abiding Washingtonians by… Continue reading

Most Read