Saunders: As newspaper owner, Sheldon Adelson was no outlier

Yes, he was a megadonor to Trump and the GOP, but he never pushed an agenda with the paper’s writers.

Trump’s Big Lie about election must be challenged

We were all shocked and dismayed by the incitement of violence and attack on our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6. Most Americans agree that things… Continue reading

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Editorial: Restating our commitment to discourse and debate

To move beyond the last four years’ divisiveness, we need more discussion from varied viewpoints.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Black history should be part of all U.S. history

To suggest Black history is some kind of specific offshoot of American history is dangerous and misleading. In the United States, “Black History Month” is… Continue reading

Columnist’s comparisons of 9-11 and covid are mistaken

Megan McArdle’s recent column compared Americans’ reactions to the 9-11 attacks and the covid-19 pandemic as similar. She proposes the do-nothing reactions from many Americans… Continue reading

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Comment: Why Martin Luther King Jr. embraced his enemies

MLK Jr. knew that to build our communities we have to help people be better than their worst selves.

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Comment: It’s up to us to chart a path forward and together

We must start be recognizing each person’s humanity and strive to understand different points of view.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 17

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

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Now is the time to use our words in dialogue

We now witness the power of rhetoric and verbal acuity. From the words chosen by our societal leaders to the words printed by our journalists,… Continue reading

Ranked-choice voting would provide stable, fair elections

Chances are you haven’t heard of Samuel Pierpont Langley, but you likely know the Wright Brothers. Both attempted manned flight. Langley had prestige, degrees and… Continue reading

Father Charles E. Coughlin broadcasts in Royal Oak, Michigan, Oct. 26, 1936. (AP Photo)

Viewpoints: Little new in Big Tech’s ‘silencing’ of Trump

Radio broadcasters took similar steps when an evangelist’s sermons defended Nazi treatment of Jews.

Father Charles E. Coughlin broadcasts in Royal Oak, Michigan, Oct. 26, 1936. (AP Photo)
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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 16

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

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Gift of a cookie from neighbor was a bright spot

I would like to share a bright spot in our dreary days. I live in a 220-unit apartment building downtown Everett where there is a… Continue reading

Pleased to be long-time Herald subscribers

We so appreciate our local paper.We even get disappointed when the Times is mistakenly delivered instead! As with many others, we have subscribed for 40… Continue reading

Schwab: White, racist and anti-Semitic; that is who they are

And punishing the man who incited the Capitol mob is a prerequisite to healing the nation.

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Editorial: Adults should be allowed to grow cannabis at home

A bill has returned to allow residents, as they are in other states, to grow their own marijuana.

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Comment: News media covered Trump through tears, enthusiasm

Without the media’s digging and truth-telling, we would be utterly lost after four years of Trump.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 15

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

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