Comment: The weight of Jan. 6 chairman’s optimistic melancholy

Rep. Bernie Thompson’s measured demeanor set a factual tone for Tuesday’s unsettling testimony.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 30

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

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Snohomish tax break for developers shifts burden

City of Snohomish Planning Director Glen Pickus in his Oct. 2, 2018 memo to council, stated hebelieved an argument can be made that there is… Continue reading

Supreme Court weakens wall between church, state

The Supreme Court definitely got it wrong with regards to the Bremerton football coach case (“Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after… Continue reading

Comment: Bill would speed prior authorizations for Medicare

Legislation, drafted by Rep. Suzan DelBene, would make pre-authorizations quicker and aid transparency.

Comment: How Thurgood Marshall could win back abortion access

The late justice wrote an opinion in 1987 that set a precedent for women’s rights to equality with men.

Comment: Since we’re having more kids, how do we care for them?

We’re already making the investments to curb homelessness, hunger and maternal mortality, right? Right?

Comment: That zero percent credit-card offer may cost you

Along with a transfer fee you can end up with a higher interest rate. There are better options.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, June 29

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

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Abortion foes need to step up and provide help to infants

First off, let me state that I am neither for or against abortion. I believe it is purely between the woman, her God, her doctor… Continue reading

Comment: 19th-century standards used to limit women’s rights

The court majority relies on a selective version of history to claim the Dobbs decision was ‘originalist.’

Comment: What Dobbs ruling says to those who chose pregnancy

Woman are losing the knowledge they were the best stewards of their own bodies and their own futures.

Congress, take back legislative power from Supreme Court

So, when did the Supreme Court become a legislative body? It appears that the right-wing majority has decided to overthrow women’s constitutional protection that has… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, June 28

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

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A pregnant protester is pictured with a message on her shirt in support of abortion rights during a march, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to end constitutional protections for abortion has cleared the way for states to impose bans and restrictions on abortion — and will set off a series of legal battles. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Editorial: Court’s decision a subtraction from our rights

Using a cherry-picked history, it limits the rights of women and will extend the reach of poverty.

A pregnant protester is pictured with a message on her shirt in support of abortion rights during a march, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to end constitutional protections for abortion has cleared the way for states to impose bans and restrictions on abortion — and will set off a series of legal battles. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
A Capitol Police Officer rests his hand near his gun as he works by the anti-scaling fencing outside the Supreme Court, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Editorial: Tough path for gun legislation becomes less clear

U.S. Supreme Court decision on gun laws clouds hopes for reasonable and effective safety measures.

A Capitol Police Officer rests his hand near his gun as he works by the anti-scaling fencing outside the Supreme Court, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Along with Jan. 6, follow the money on Trump’s dealings

U.S. House hearings into the cause of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol inssurection clearly indicate that all roads of the investigation lead to Donald J.… Continue reading

We can take steps to limit losses from gun violence

I have been in the security-loss prevention profession for over 46 years. During this tenure I have had the opportunity to teach many classes on… Continue reading

Commentary: Like elections, court decisions have consequences

The GOP has told itself it won’t face voter backlash over the end of Roe. We’ll soon find out.

Comment: Watergate played a big part in foiling Trump’s scheme

The 50-year-old scandal led to reforms and offered examples of how to respond to an abuse of power.