Homework never was much of a page-turner

Kids and Kindles: The Edmonds School District invited its students to participate in a technological twist to its summer reading program. Kids were able to log on and read their assignments for the summer on a computer or a Kindle e-reader.

The Buzz wishes he had something like this when he was in school. We think we could have read all of “A Tale of Two Cities” on the day before school, like we planned, if we didn’t have to stop to turn pages.

Don’t worry, Mom; I’m reading “Beowulf” on the way home: A year after being placed on probation by the Bureau of Land Management, the Burning Man music and arts festival, held in the Black Rock Desert near Reno, Nev., stayed beneath its mandatory attendance cap, with a peak population on Friday of 52,385.

Even with the attendance cap, it’s still believed to be the largest concentration of people who share three things in common: tattoos, piercings and student loan debt.

A wing and a prayer: A competitive eater at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y., set a new record Sunday eating 191 chicken wings in 12 minutes.

Reached for comment, the 96th chicken said he considered himself fortunate, just not as lucky as the 97th.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Dec. 15

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

Editorial: Congress must renew children’s insurance program

Some 9 million children depend on CHIP for health care. Not renewing it would be costly and cruel.

Gerson: To save the GOP, the party will have to lose

The only way to save the Republican Party from Trumpism is to rebuild it on its ruins.

Harrop: Yes, even some Republicans glad Jones won in ‘Bama

But there is no way to massage the results as a win for President Trump. Change is in the air.

Ignatius: With law and facts against him, Trump pounds table

Even as Mueller’s investigation continues, the trail of evidence points to Trump campaign collusion.

Farmers need to see more support from Rep. Rick Larsen

Our longtime representative in Congress, Rick Larsen, represents many farmers who steward… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee a threat to my wallet

Gov. Jay Inslee’s comment and concerns about President Trump being chaotic, unbalanced… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Dec. 14

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

Will: Moore’s loss hasn’t lifted stain of Trump’s endorsement

After his support of the grotesque, Trump should be shunned by all but his diehard supporters.

Most Read