Jon Bauer

Trump’s pull-out of troops from Syria is meant to distract us

commander in chief — does not confer any military experience. While he clearly believes his judgment… Continue reading

Story honored a true hero of WWII

Thank you to Julie Muhlstein for her great story about Ralph Lower and also for remembering Pearl Harbor Day, as too few do (“With his… Continue reading

Commentary: Solar probe extends quest to answer, ‘Why?’

The Parker Solar Probe, launched Sunday, could help answer intriguing questions about our star.

Commentary: Democrats don’t need to unify their factions

The party will find no one ‘unifiying message,’ but it can get behind MLK Jr.’s ‘constructive tension.’

Commentary: WSU player’s death raises new brain trauma concern

That Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE should change some assumptions about concussion injuries.

South Korea repays U.S. aid with insult of Pence at Olympics

The liberal news media is simply gushing over the love fest, Olympics in Pyeongchang. It would appear that they were aghast that Vice President Pence… Continue reading

Other Voices: Eatery owners need to keep mitts off of tips

Pooling tips is fine when it shares tips among workers; but restaurant owners shouldn’t take a cut.

State’s gas tax is high because we don’t pay state income tax

Regarding the Dec. 7 letter to the editor asking why gas taxes are so high in Washington state: Seven states don’t have a state income… Continue reading

Commentary: GOP tax plan will make college more expensive

What the Republican tax plan will do to college students should worry every American parent.

Viewpoints: What’s behind Robert Mueller’s poker face

Viewpoints: What’s behind Robert Mueller’s poker face

For now, Mueller holds all the cards. And he has the latitude to play them as he chooses.

Viewpoints: What’s behind Robert Mueller’s poker face

Auditor’s decision on Eyman statement was reasonable

This letter is in regard to Tim Eyman’s contested dismissal of a phrase he submitted for the voters guide (“Prosecutor rules against Eyman…,” The Herald,… Continue reading

GOP’s recent votes don’t appear very Christian

When Republicans are doing whatever it takes to take away health insurance from 24 million Americans, and cut funding for programs like food stamps that… Continue reading

Further investigation of Lake Stevens man’s death needed

A teen in our community has died. A teen in our community has been found hanged. My heart is full of love and compassion for… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Feb. 19

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Feb. 19

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Feb. 19… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Feb. 19

Editorial: Editorial cartoons in the time of Trump

The first criteria: Is it funny? Among my responsibilities as Opinion page editor for The Herald is selecting the editorial cartoons that run daily on… Continue reading

The Buzz: 12 Angry Fans

Cheaper by the dozen: The Seattle Seahawks will begin phasing out use of “12th Man” to refer to fans under terms of a new licensing… Continue reading

The Buzz: Bring your swim trunks

Bring your trunks Weekend at Bernie’s: Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is facing charges of hypocrisy on social media after the… Continue reading

The Buzz: Grab a labcoat

Safety goggles on! Facebook engineers have stocked a workshop with industrial tools to work on gadgets, including virtual-reality headsets and drones that will deliver the… Continue reading

The Buzz: Sesame succeed, hon

Elmo happy now: After an outcry by parents and fans, the producers of “Sesame Street” say a miscommunication led to the story that three longtime… Continue reading

The Buzz: Xfinicky

Xfinicky That’s Comtastic: The state attorney general’s office has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Comcast, claiming the cable giant violated the state’s Consumer Protection… Continue reading