Comment: Even building back smaller can still help families

Paring back Build Back Better may now be necessary to win some family and environment programs.

 

Comment: Harris has plan to help Dreamers; it’s time to use it

With other immigration efforts stalled in the Senate, the Biden administration can take executive action.

 

Comment: Putin counting on the West’s disunity over Ukraine

While the West haggles over definitions and goals, Putin can advance his objectives unchallenged.

 

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Thing about virtues is that one strengthens others

When you start paring away one virtue in favor of another it’s like removing the strands of a net.

Dan Hazen
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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 22

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Harrop: Will we, our kids regret that social media post?

Baby pics on Facebook. TikTok dances. It’s harmless fun now, but will we feel the same years from now?

Tonya Drake is chancellor of WGU Washington. (Courtesy of WGU)

Tonya Drake: For mentor and mentee, exchange deepens learning

In higher education and after, mentoring offers guidance, encouragement and a fresh perspective.

Tonya Drake is chancellor of WGU Washington. (Courtesy of WGU)

Comment: Supreme Court ruling a big win for Jan. 6 committee

The decision means the Oval Office’s legal privileges don’t prevent presidents from being held to account.

Comment: Why Democrats willing to take loss on voting rights

With virtually no chance of success of passage, a vote on the issue will be useful during the mid-terms.

Comment: Why omicron gets past some — but not most — vaccinated

Our immune systems are diverse, for good reason. But that means vaccines offer less protection to about 1 in 5.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 21

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Everett School District deserving of support for levies

As a graduate of Everett Public Schools and a parent of three graduates as well as having served eight years on the Everett School Board,… Continue reading

Provide more detail on covid numbers

It might be nice to have a few more details about hospitalizations, regarding covid infections. Some reports have broken out the details as vaccination levels… Continue reading

Schwab: Deranged? You might be too if you’re paying attention

When blatant lies and attacks on democracy are accepted without question, madness is all we have left.

Was commentary meant to be funny?

University of Virginia professor Ken Hughes in his recent commentary mounts his soapbox unencumbered by any sense of contradiction (“Watching for the coup by a… Continue reading

What’s to come when some can’t accept a loss?

Growing up hundred years ago (or so it seems) it was always impressed on me the importance of being a gracious winner and, when required,… Continue reading

Harrop: Covid obstinace bringing star athletes down to earth

How long with nonfans and fans tolerate attitudes that the rules don’t apply to wealthy sports stars?

Better for individuals to invest that rely on WA Cares

Typical Olympia; no one really thought through the WA Cares legislation (“A delay in long-term care payroll tax,” The Herald, Jan. 17). Did no one… Continue reading

Comment: Religious objection to vaccines rooted in politics

Evangelicals saw the polio vaccine as a gift from God; opposition now aligns with their politics.

Comment: The heartbreaking miracle of the open door

The foundations of faith — generosity, grace and trust — allowed a synagogue to open its door without fear.