Saunders: High court pick a model for Trump’s other choices

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination shows how the president could fill other crucial posts.

Commentary: Integration may be key to acceptance of refugees

A researchers’ game tested how language and cultural classes helped foster acceptance of immigrants.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, July 15

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

Editorial: Safe-storage laws can limit kids’ deaths, injuries

A proposed ordinance in Edmonds and I-1639 would require gun owners to lock their guns at home.

How can intent of Constitution’s framers be interpreted?

Here is a question for candidates for Supreme Court. I think their answer should be a primary consideration on whether they should be confirmed. When… Continue reading

I-1631 is a vote for better air and a better economy

Regarding the letter to the editor in Thursday’s Herald, “Need for I-1631’s carbon tax not proved”: ​ Initiative 1631 will accelerate the transition to a… Continue reading

Ignatius: Good relations with Russia? Sure, but at what cost?

Reconciling with Russia is a worthy goal, but Trump may absolve Putin of a long list of bad acts.

Parker: Insulting NATO members is not the stategy of a genius

Trump’s approach to foreign policy seems to be: Love thy enemies as thyself — and screw your pals.

Robinson: How does kidnapping make America great again?

It’s becoming clear that some children taken from parents may never be reunited with their families.

Tyler Rourke a great fit for Everett City Council

I support Everett City Council candidate Tyler Rourke. If I searched high and low in this city for someone who most closely matches my ideologies,… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Cleaning up the mess at EPA

President Trump has the chance to do what Ronald Reagan did to restore public trust in the EPA.

Camano Island community made Soap Box Derby track possible

These past weeks, I have been repeatedly reminded of why my wife, Marla, and I chose to make the Stanwood-Camano community our home. During our… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, July 14

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

Schwab: Who does one fear more — the ruler or his mob?

Is there no point at which protecting democracy’s institutions supersedes Trumpists’ issues?

The Buzz: As always, ‘the highest level of special’

President Trump went to Europe, and all we got was this balloon.

Tusen takk for story on new Nordic Museum

Tusen takk (thank you) for the wonderful article on the new Nordic Museum in Ballard (“New museum links Scandinavians in Washington with their history,” The… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, July 13

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

Editorial: Ranchers’ clemency threat to justice, public lands

The president’s commutation ignores facts in the arson case and may embolden foes of public lands.

It can’t all be ‘fake news’

So a recent letter writer points out, probably correctly, that “reported news and fact have largely parted company.” I might say “sometimes” or “frequently” but… Continue reading

Milbank: Out from under their rocks and onto our ballots

The GOP shouldn’t be shocked that white supremecists and other extremists are running on their brand.