Time Machine

Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, is about to launch an updated version of its once-hot, now nearly forgotten smartphone.

But let’s face it, folks: the BlackBerry is just so hopelessly 2008. In fact, whenever you use one, four minutes get tacked back on to Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes of fame.

I’m a dinner jacket in space: Iran claimed Monday that it launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth. The monkey rode in what looked like an infant’s car seat.

But if Iran’s space scientists want to achieve true glory, they’ll make the space capsule big enough to put Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into orbit.

Destined for the doghouse: Valentine’s Day craft projects scheduled at local Sno-Isle Library branches also include a couple of “anti” events, in which kids can blow off Cupid with suitably grumpy and unsentimental activities.

Those activities should include sleeping on the couch, because that’s what those kids will be doing from time to time when they get bigger.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 18

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

Sen. John McCain: Trump’s ‘fake news’ charges threaten democracy

The “fake news” phrase — granted legitimacy by a U.S. president — provides cover to autocrats worldwide.

Editorial: Eminent domain isn’t popular, but it’s fair

Everett Public Schools’ condemnation process assures fairness for property owners and taxpayers.

Parker: Looking past ‘holes’ and ‘heaps’ to talk immigration

Do race and culture matter? Or should immigration be about the yearning for liberty in all hearts?

Milbank: Trump Cabinet chief sidesteps Trump’s ‘shithole’ talk

Even GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham wonders what happened to Trump on the span of three days.

Unhelpful for John Rosemond to deny mental health issues

As a parent who had to watch her child suffer from obsessive… Continue reading

We need to heed warning regarding nuclear weapons

Thank you for shedding light on the life’s work of Daniel Ellsberg… Continue reading

Homeowners should get price they ask for

I have been following the coverage on the Everett School District using… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 17

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

Most Read