Two by two

Two by two

Ready for high water: After 20 years of labor, a Dutchman has launched a life-size, fully functional model of Noah’s Ark, using the construction details given by God to Noah in the Old Testament as his guide.

But when it comes to boats, the most divine wisdom of all is this: “Verily, the best day of a boat owner’s life shall be that blessed day he selleth the vessel.”

Kid Konfidential: A Federal Trade Commission study has found that makers of smartphone apps aimed at children are secretly collecting data from kids.

Which means the marketing departments of America now know the most closely held secret of all: Which boy your 13-year-old daughter kind of likes, but not really, and OMG don’t tell anyone.

In large-print format, we trust: The unstoppable money-making machine known as the Rolling Stones has published a coffee table book chronicling the band’s 50-year career.

This Christmas season, the books may well replace calendars as the go-to gift for grumpy old guys who insist they don’t need anything.

— 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.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 17

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

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

Most Read