Opinion

Burke: Torrent of lies doing what’s intended; wearing us down

When media outlets stop bothering to check the facts that leaves it to us to question the falsehoods.

 

Drivers could have helped limit mess from I-5 shutdown

While I was not involved in the I-5 northbound traffic backup on…

 

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, May 22

A sketchy look at the news of the day.

 

Everett School District should allow graduates to wear regalia

My name is Lanie Thompson, and I am a current senior at Everett High School. I’ve served on student government for the better part of… Continue reading

Kristof: If slowing Gaza aid isn’t criminal, it’s unconscionable

The allegations against Israel’s Netanyahu center on Israel’s throttling of aid into a starving Gaza.

Making college affordable key to our future

The cost of attending college is prohibitively expensive. This barrier to entry to education perpetuates inequality, hinders economic mobility and stifles societal progress. By implementing… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, May 21

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

The vessel Tonga Chief, a 10-year-old Singaporean container ship, is moored at the Port of Everett Seaport in November, 2023, in Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald file photo)

Editorial: Leave port tax issue for campaign, not the ballot

Including “taxing district” on ballot issue to expand the Port of Everett’s boundaries is prejudicial.

The vessel Tonga Chief, a 10-year-old Singaporean container ship, is moored at the Port of Everett Seaport in November, 2023, in Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald file photo)

Kristof: Israel can abandon hope if it invades Rafah

Further deaths of civilians to get at Hamas is likely to create a new generation of Palestinian fighters.

Krugman: Trump only Exhibit A for the pettiness of the powerful

When wealth no longer satisfies, the powerful elite look for adulation, to the disadvantage of all others.

Ross Douthat: This trial isn’t going to cost Trump many voters

To most observers, a conviction will seem either a minor offense or an overreach of prosecution.

Charles Blow: Trump remains at war with the U.S. Constitution

His threats of deportation and violence against peaceful protesters, though vague, can’t be ignored.

Choice in November is between democracy, autocracy

The country belongs to the people and in November they can choose what they want it to be. Do they want it to continue as… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, May 20

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

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Neither party showing leadership on fossil fuels

where 20 elite oil executives including Gov. Doug Burgum from North Dakota; by Harold Hamm who has… Continue reading

Opposing Israel’s Netanyahu isn’t antisemitic

I support the demonstrations against Israel’s Benjamin Netayahu. Counter to what the media and President Biden will have you believe, that does not mean that… Continue reading

Trump is being pursued in court because he can win

It is so obvious that President Biden, the Democrats and much of the media fully believe that Donald Trump is the one man who could… Continue reading

Do newscasters need some help with pronunciation?

Having been a teacher in public schools, I am appalled at the usage and abuses of our language. I speak three languages and daily hear… Continue reading

Recycle that uncivil tone along with your plastic

I write to request two things: that writers of letters the editor of The Herald use a civil tone in their letters, and failing that,… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2024

More races to vote in besides U.S. president; please vote

I am hoping most people will vote in the next election. I know that neither candidate for president is real popular but there are lots… Continue reading