LackBerry

Just in time for Christmas. In 2013: Once called ‘CrackBerry’ because it was a seemingly indispensable smartphone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry is now a distant also-ran. RIM now is holding out hope that its new BlackBerry 10 and its software, to be unveiled Jan. 30 and then available in March, will save the company (Page A6).

No rush there, RIM. Apple should only be up to the iPhone 7 or 8 by then.

Should have used the disappearing ink: Details continue to trickle out regarding the affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer and paramour Paula Broadwell. For example, the pair attempted to prevent a trail of emails by leaving messages in the drafts folder of their email accounts, which they could then open and read without sending, a trick used by terrorists and teenagers alike (Page A3).

Apparently, the CIA’s research and development people were still working out the bugs on Petraeus’ secret decoder ring.

Baby, you can drive my car: With a decline in the number of men, 25 to 29, who are licensed to drive, women now outnumber men behind the wheel, according to a transportation research group (Page A2).

Mom, that was your son on the phone, and he needs a ride to work.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Dec. 18

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

Editorial: Coordinated effort a good cure for opioid crisis

Agencies are using their response to emergencies to guide their work in fighting an epidemic.

Simoneaux: A few of Larry’s favorite things at Christmas

In no particular order: lights, cards, guests, eggnog and protecting ornaments from the dog’s tail.

Rampell: CPAs, tax lawyers will do fine after ‘simplification’

Hastily drafted GOP tax reforms will keep attorneys busy exploiting the new loopholes created.

Saunders: What’s behind Trump’s mistrust of intelligence, media

The former acting head of the CIA says political forays by both have alienated the president.

Why has value changed in Everett arena’s naming rights?

The Dec. 13 Herald article by Jim Davis’ “Angel of Winds pays… Continue reading

Alabama election may point to change in leadership

In response to the Dec. 14 letter to the editor, “Trump presidency… Continue reading

Attorney General already running for governor

I almost choked on my Cheerios when I read State Attorney General… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 17

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

Most Read