Gerson: Poor reading of Bible can’t defend cruelty at border

Trump officials would be wise to read what the Bible says about those who cause a child to stumble.

Separating families at border is just cruel

Separating children from their parents at our southern borders is cruel. Our president claims the Democrats can change this, not him. What a lie. He… Continue reading

Editorial: High school diploma just not enough for a good job

About 740,000 jobs will open by 2021, but too few students have the post-secondary education needed.

Congress must act to save Medicare, Social Security

Medicare and Social Security are on a quicker pace to become insolvent than previously thought. Already at retirement age and working, I cannot fathom getting… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, June 18

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

Everett city council should follow its survey on districts

The people have spoken. We want city council with five members elected by districts and two at-large. The city’s survey showed 31 percent want five… Continue reading

Milbank: The Grand Old Party has become the Cult of Trump

In justifying cruelty with a Bible quote, Republicans check off a characteristic on the cult list.

Out-of-state money distorts initiative process

Somewhere along the line the state initiative process has become woefully distorted. What used to be ideas and proposals by and for Washington state residents… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2018

Saunders: Two words you didn’t hear: verifiable, irreversible

Trump and Kim may trust each other, but stronger language needs to back their handshake deal.

Seniors need help from lawmakers on costs of living

Since we seniors are still paying special levies through personal property and real estate taxes for the education of Snohomish County education needs, the Legislature’s… Continue reading

Commentary: Charter schools debate about impact, not funding

A Herald editorial’s focus on the schools’ funding ignores the need for the schools and their success.

Commentary: How poverty is being fought in Snohomish County

For 30 years, Housing Hope has focused its programs to leverage the power of homes, jobs and kids.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, June 17

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

Indecency covers a range of government behavior

A recent letter decried Democrats who are “given a pass” when it comes to personal “indecency.” The writer ignores current facts that discount this claim… Continue reading

Name Everett’s new park for Emma Yule, city’s first teacher

I propose the new park in Everett be named “Emma Yule Park” after the city’s first school teacher. Emma Yule was critical in pioneering the… Continue reading

Parker: There has to be a better way at the border

The ‘solution’ of separating child and parent takes a toll on those detained but also on our humanity.

Robinson: Taking children from parents is what dictators do

The White House isn’t even hiding the fact that the purpose of this inhumanity is to instill fear.

Shouldn’t be surprising that opinion columnists have opinions

In regard to the June 9 letter to the editor concerning Eugene Robinson, judging from his comment about Mr. Robinson’s lack of objectivity, it seems… Continue reading

Tell Congress to take steps to address poverty in U.S.

The real question should be: Why is poverty rising anywhere in the world’s richest country? (“Why poverty is rising faster in suburbs,” by Scott W.… Continue reading

Viewpoints: When a father gets a second chance at success

After prison and homelessness, a dad gets a shot to rebuild his life at Edmonds Community College.