Comment: Cutting through the haze of FDA’s fight with Juul

The FDA wants to bar its e-cigarettes over a lack of data, but can vaping help adults quit smoking?

Comment: Making our celebration about ‘All Rights for All!’

A trio of 19th-century journalists demanded nothing less than an end to sexism, homophobia and racism.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, July 3

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

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Sullivan: Weekly 2 more newspapers close as ‘news desert’ grows

Without a reliable source of local news, false information spreads and democracy falters.

Comment: Celebrating independence while facing inequality

The 19th century essayist Paul Dunbar challenged white Americans to confront the racism borne from slavery.

Comment: Next big gun fight will focus on where to allow guns

The Supreme Court’s recent decision allows that guns can be resticted in ‘sensitive’ areas. What does that mean?

Commentary: Oliver North, Trump share a hold on populist base

Playing to the fears of Christian nationalists, both wrongly claim an exclusive right to patriotism and God.

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Dan Hazen: Political labels set fight, leave out the middle

‘Conservative’ and ‘liberal’ don’t address each sides’ true motivations and ignore collaboration we need.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, July 2

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

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Jeremy Steiner: Look again; you might see reason to celebrate

Despite our worries, Americans have a lot to celebrate as the nation marks its 246th birthday.

City of Snohomish tax break for developer hurts taxpayers

Property owners of the city of Snohomish are in for a huge property tax hike if the Snohomish City Council goes ahead and authorizes amending… Continue reading

Comment: Abortion rights activists can make points viscerally

Anti-abortion protesters used gore to make their points. It’s time to use similar images to win back access.

Comment: Child care key to fixing the U.S. labor shortage

Public support of child care — as we do for K-12 education — would allow more parents to take open jobs.

Comment: What Biden’s low poll numbers mean for midterms

It’s not that his numbers won’t improve as inflation eases, but will it be too late to help Democrats on Nov. 9?

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, July 1

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

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More than access to abortion is at stake, women

This is to the ladies; I don’t want to start a debate here I just want to point out some history of this new situation… Continue reading

Please reconsider private fireworks on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. I know many of us like to celebrate this precious holiday in many different ways. I am asking… Continue reading

Schwab: May it please the court; because the rest of us aren’t

The Supreme Court’s ‘Sanctimonious Six’ have enshrined a theocratic plutocracy in the the law.

Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Wash., poses for a photo March 9, 2022, at the school's football field. After losing his coaching job for refusing to stop kneeling in prayer with players and spectators on the field immediately after football games, Kennedy will take his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 25, 2022, saying the Bremerton School District violated his First Amendment rights by refusing to let him continue praying at midfield after games. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Court majority weakens church, state separation

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision does more to hurt religious liberty than protect a coach’s prayer.

Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Wash., poses for a photo March 9, 2022, at the school's football field. After losing his coaching job for refusing to stop kneeling in prayer with players and spectators on the field immediately after football games, Kennedy will take his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 25, 2022, saying the Bremerton School District violated his First Amendment rights by refusing to let him continue praying at midfield after games. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Comment: Patriot Front arrests in Idaho a reminder of threat

The West has past experience with right-wing extremists. A van full of white men looking to riot should surprise no one.