Viewpoints: Fighting a pandemic of disinformation

Rumors are a problem, but intentional disinformation can raise havoc with democratic institutions.

Wear your mask and leave decision to others

Many people have an opinion about mask wearing. Some are for it and some are against it. As in any situation people think that their… Continue reading

Commentary: Ban Trump from Twitter? That would only help him.

Even his backers quietly admit they wish he would stop because his tweets are driving away support.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Aug. 8

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

Military service isn’t requirement of patriotism

Thanks to Herald columnist Sid Schwab for defending the South Vietnamese people from socialistic tyranny (“With Pinochet in Portland, where are liberty’s defenders?” The Herald,… Continue reading

Schwab: Trump’s daily delusions, deceptions only getting worse

Now when it’s clear even to him he can’t win, he seeks to delay the election and discourage voters.

Commentary: What that $600 a week meant to me

An unemployed hospitality worker reflects on what the bonus meant for her budget and her sanity.

Congressman Lewis sought justice, love and peace

I’ve been very moved this week as I have watched the various tributes to one I consider a spiritual and political giant: Congressman John R.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Aug. 7

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

Editorial: Release of weekly list of deaths should resume

The county health district no longer provides the list to The Herald; but it’s misinterpreting the law.

Lease terms for Housing Hope project should have been noted

I am writing in regard to the recent article published in The Herald detailing the proposed housing development on Norton Playfield (“With neighbor input Housing… Continue reading

Litter and graffiti at Howarth Park disheartening

I walk through Everett’s Howarth Park frequently and just came across some new graffiti, fast food trash and used doggie waste bags strewn outside the… Continue reading

Where are details of officers’ backgrounds in doughnut-taunt?

I’m writing in response to the Herald articles regarding Benjamin Hanson, who was falsely arrested at the July 17 “Blue Lives Matter” rally, by a… Continue reading

Author of Covid-19 commentary repeated several falsehoods

I was rather astonished The Herald published Gregory Kovsky’s commentary (“For sake of all, move on with state’s phased reopening,” The Herald, July 26). With… Continue reading

Comment: ‘Pandemic pods’ will make education inequities worse

Our public schools were created in opposition to the private academies that fostered aristocracy.

Comment: After Covid, tribal casinos recovery still long shot

Even though most are operating again, the hit from the shutdown to jobs and revenue continues.

Commentary: Trump has surrendered to the coronavirus

His response to the deaths of 1,000 people a day — ‘it is what it is’ — is an admission of defeat.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Aug. 6

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

Honor John Lewis’ memory by voting in November

Congressman John Lewis is indeed an American icon. He adherred to nonviolent protest, consistent with the example of Mahtma Gandhi. Lewis was arrested more than… Continue reading

Take another crack at Seattle Kraken name

Kraken? What is that, a takeoff on Cracker Jacks, Crackpots, Crackheads? Why not something more indigenous to the city like: The Seattle Homeless? The Seattle… Continue reading