The Buzz: Hunger games

Three Republican state senators have introduced a bill that would cut the state Supreme Court from nine members to five by requiring the justices to draw straws.

After that, the measure would thin the ranks at the Department of Social and Health Services through an agency-wide rock-paper-scissors tournament.

Yo! This is your captain speaking: The grounding of the 787 has also grounded the men and women in the cockpit, since pilots usually fly only one model of plane at a time for safety reasons. One Air India pilot even created a rap number about his predicament and posted it on YouTube.

In response, India’s civil aviation minister has asked Air India to take disciplinary action against the pilot. Personally, The Buzz would feel perfectly safe in a jet plane flown by a pilot who can also bust a rhyme now and then.

But you promised: European Union regulators on Wednesday fined Microsoft $733 million for breaking a pledge to offer Windows users the chance to easily select a product other than Internet Explorer as their default Web browser.

Microsoft acknowledged what it called “a technical error,” which might well be MS-speak for “Geez, we’ve lost a truckload of market share to Google Chrome, so what’s the big deal?”

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 23

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

Editorial: Can we please keep a civil tongue?

A recent EdCC forum asked panelists: Are you alarmed at the tone and tenor of civic discourse today?

Simoneaux: Our better angels have them outnumbered

You wouldn’t know it listening to some in news and politics, but there are good people out there.

Parker: What we needed to hear from a Republican president

It’s just too bad it wasn’t Trump speaking. Instead, he was being spoken to.

Everett mayoral race: Franklin best on homelessness issue

Regarding the Oct. 8, 2017 letter concerning the Everett mayoral election, I… Continue reading

Some limits would stem nation’s bloodshed from guns

Words can’t quantify or describe the horror of what unfolded in Las… Continue reading

Changes in culture explain recent shootings

Why? Why did he do it? They all ask about the Las… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 22

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

Viewpoints: Gun control and the Founding Fathers

Laws regarding gun registration, public carry and more were around long before the Second Amendment.

Most Read