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Sid Roberts: Humility still a virtue; it’s just harder to see
Too many of our leaders and athletes believe they have to disgrace others to show their strength.
Comment: A lesson for Congress’ Jan. 6 committee from 1856
A panel investigating an attack of a senator by a congressman ended with mixed results for all parties.
Comment: NRA used Columbine to make gun control the enemy
Recordings of NRA leaders’ conversations after the Columbine massacre show how the spin developed.
More information necessary on issues at Lord Hill county park
In response to a recent letter to the editor in regard to use of Snohomish County’s Lord Hill Regional Park, we the undersigned would like… Continue reading
Comment: U.S. lost the war in Afghanistan even as it started
Optimism for nation-building was aided by consensus across the political and media establishment.
Comment: It was always going to end this way in Afghanistan
For 20 years we kept an enemy at bay, but we couldn’t create a sustainable Afghan government.
Comment on wealth taxes more failed ‘bootstrap’ economics
The recent column by Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle is a great example of the “common-sense” misdirection on wealth taxes popular in neoliberal circles. She… Continue reading
Sign the petition to put Sheriff Fortney’s recall on the ballot
Every elected official and the community they serve should be concerned for the safety of 822,000 Snohomish County residents with Sheriff Adam Fortney in charge.… Continue reading
Editorial: Leave firearms out of protests, public spaces
A state Senate bill would bar the open carry of firearms at demonstrations and the capitol grounds.
Bridging political divides is difficult, important work
How delighted I was to read in a Herald editorial that you intend to seek wider reader input (“Restating our commitment to discourse and debate,”… Continue reading
Comment: U.S. Capitol riot was no propaganda gift to Putin
Every crisis of the Trump reign has only ended up demonstrating the resilience of U.S. institutions.
Vote Jay Inslee out and let him wait for his jobless benefits
There was a recent letter to The Herald praising Gov. Jay Inslee for his response to the covid-19 pandemic. I will continue the “praises.” Let’s… Continue reading
Don’t dismiss utility of written tests for students
The Herald’s recent feature inviting students to write to the editor has made for some interesting reading. It was surprising, though, to see the almost… Continue reading
Address the impacts of NAS Whidbey Growlers as neighbors
Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the local… Continue reading
Moves by county officials on tourism are puzzling
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers is being short-sighted about the need to expand the role of tourism in Snohomish County. I have been a volunteer… Continue reading
Shall we take up arms against socialist Sweden?
First off we all should thank Mr. Roulstone for his service and those who put their life on the line for democratic freedoms. Yet his… Continue reading
Commentary: Many to be held accountable for Amtrak tragedy
Echoing the Boeing 737 Max crashes, oversight and other failures contributed to the 2017 derailment.
Providence could donate parking revenue to homeless charity
Regarding Providence Regional Medical Center’s planning to charge a parking day rate of $4 for patients and visitors, I understand to a point, however, officials… Continue reading
Commentary: Congress considers bills to rein-in robocallers
One would update wording that autodialers take advantage of. The other would crack down on spoofers.