Red-faced

Forced to punt: The U.S. Patent Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins because the nickname is “disparaging to Native Americans.” Patent law prohibits names that are disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable.

So much for our suggestions for new names: the Washington Lobbyists, the D.C. Do-Nothings, or the Washington SuperPACs.

Have a Coke and a warning: Lawmakers in California have rejected a bill that would have put a label on sugary drinks that warned: “Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”

We’re guessing some of the lawmakers thought the labels were too judgmental and were looking for something along the lines of “Hey! How about a glass of water and some celery sticks. That sounds pretty refreshing, doesn’t it?”

Rent’s cheap: A creationist museum has opened in Boise, Idaho, to “show a lot of science that’s being censored,” said the museum’s director.

In order to display all the science related to creationism, the museum is housed in an old phone booth. There’s room for expansion.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Oct. 17

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

Editorial: Picks for Snohomish mayor and council

The editorial board endorses Guzak for mayor; Sanders and Merrill for council positions 3 and 4.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 16

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

Editorial: End the ‘hostage’ drama on capital budget, Hirst

Heels are dug in as deep as a well. Lawmakers must pass a capital budget and a fix for water rights.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 15

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

Viewpoints: Gratitude for ‘trail angels’ and volunteers

Even experienced, prepared hikers sometimes must rely on fellow hikers, rangers and rescue crews.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Oct. 14

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

Editorial: Picks for Marysville City Council

Endorsements: The editorial board recommends Vaughan, James, King and Stevens to Marysville voters.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 13

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

Most Read