Commentary: The man who counseled King

Howard Thurman, like King a Baptist minister, influenced the civil rights leader’s thoughts on nonviolence.

 

Harrop: If GOP used caucuses, it’d be called voter suppression

Caucuses used to allot Democratic delegates leave out too many voters, compared to presidential primaries.

 

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 20, MLK Jr. Day

A sketchy look at the day in politics.

 

Commentary: Continuing King’s final campaign against poverty

MLK Jr. was killed just as he was launching the Poor People’s Campaign. It’s needed more than ever.

Commentary: Sole parental custody not a benefit to children

A proposal in the state Legislature would encourage courts to seek plans that involve both parents.

Editorial: Cutting carbon emissions up to lawmakers — and us

A state Supreme Court decision puts the onus on the Legislature to act to put a price on carbon.

Fasting, diets are fads that fail most people

In A 24/7 diet culture, we should all just say no to the latest fad In response to a recent article by the AP’s Candice… Continue reading

Need for new schools, bond passage in Snohomish is clear

Did you know that 1 out of 4 students in Snohomish School District attends school in a portable? Are you aware that portables have no… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Can a woman win the White House? It all depends

Sexism is a factor in voters’ perceptions of candidates, but it’s just one of many variables to consider.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 19

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

  • Jan 18, 2020

Congress must reclaim authority to declare war from president

The U.S. and Iran are poised at the edge of war. President Trump, acting impulsively, ordered the assassination of an Iranian official considered to be… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 18

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Schwab: This can’t be what the founders had in mind, can it?

The founders thought of nearly everything. What they didn’t account for was the abdication of the governed.

Animosity between U.S. and Iran goes back before 1979

In a recent Herald, David Ignatius discussed hostilities between the U.S. and Iran, which he claims began in 1979, with the takeover of our embassy… Continue reading

Commentary: Earlier split in Methodist Church holds warning

As they are now over LGBTQ rights, Methodists were earlier divided over slavery; the split was damaging.

Commentary: Russia’s government resigns; Putin must have plans

Putin, who would have to leave office in 2024, may be looking at reforms that keep him in power.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 17

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

Editorial: Panel does little to quell concerns on Boeing, FAA

A federal report that backs an FAA program of self-regulation by jet makers doesn’t instill confidence.

Plenty of blame to go around in Iran air disaster

Regarding the recent news about the accidental downing of the Ukraine airlines passenger flight, a TV consultant said that airline disasters are not generally due… Continue reading

Safety of portables a concern for Snohomish school bond

“There’s not much of a plan if they come out here.” These words spoken by a safety officer to a teacher friend are chilling. The… Continue reading