Hold the guac

Maybe it’d be better to brown bag it? Chipolte Mexican Grill, following E. coli outbreaks in Washington state and Oregon, will close all its U.S. stores for part of the day on Feb. 8 so employees can attend team meetings on food safety.

That’s a smart step, but is it really a good idea to have Taco Bell cater lunch for Chipolte employees?

Like you wouldn’t do the same: Lottery officials have confirmed that a man from a small town in Tennessee is one of three winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

You thought we were going to make some joke about the jackpot being wasted on a backwoods yokel, didn’t you? Well, we happen to know that Mr. John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee, is one of the finest, most generous and, dare we say, best-looking gentlemen we hope to have the pleasure of meeting and enjoying a jug of moonshine with. (We went a step too far there, didn’t we?)

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: Adam Driver, whose “Star Wars” character, Kylo Ren, has major anger management problems, hosts “Saturday Night Live” tonight on NBC.

Count on one sketch to feature Ren using the Dark Side of the Force during a presidential debate.

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Rep. Tarra Simmons, D-Bremerton, holds blank voter registration forms as she poses for a photo Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at her home in Bremerton, Wash. Simmons, believed to be the first formerly incarcerated person to win election to the Statehouse, is now working to help restore voting rights to people in Washington state who are out on parole or probation after serving prison time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Editorial: Restore voting rights to those who served time

Denying the vote to those who owe fines keeps many from fully rejoining their communities.

toon
Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, March 3

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

Everett Comics owner Charlie Knoedler and his wife Tracy talk with Everett Police Officers as they drop by to talk about the recent theft of a 4-foot tall Funko Batman Statue on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  The statue was stolen in a “smash and grab” early Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Editorial: Training, support must follow policing mandates

The Everett Police Department’s use of an intervention training program should be a model for others.

The 2022 Bolt EV, foreground, and EUV are displayed, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Milford, Mich. Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out multiple new electric vehicle models as the auto industry responds to stricter pollution regulations worldwide and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Editorial: Goal or mandate, encourage move to electric cars

Legislation has advanced to set a goal that new sales after 2030 be of electric vehicles only.

Mobile phone personal data and cyber security threat concept. Cellphone fraud. Smartphone hacked with illegal spyware, ransomware or trojan software. Hacker doing online scam. Antivirus error.
Editorial: Adopt protections for internet users’ personal data

State legislation would offer consumers more control in how their information is used and sold.

Comment: Ruling to allow evictions an attack on federal power

It continues a recent shift to weaken the authority of the executive branch to address crises.

Saunders: Were 2 Democrats ‘asking questions’ or ‘burning books’?

The letter to big tech giants appeared to threaten the broadcasts of Fox News and similar outlets.

Comment: Why ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ resonates in 2021

Abbie Hoffman’s Yippies might resemble the Capitol rioters in theatrics, but the comparisons stop there.

Comment: As covid wanes, expect its political battles to grow

More than just vaccine opposition, debates will continue about immunity and how we move forward.

Most Read