Milbank: Porter affair, in White House’s own contradictions

No need for the White House press secretary to clarify the issue; past statements make the point.

Simoneaux: What’s changed that mass shootings are so frequent?

Guns, yes, are a part of it, but what are we teaching or not teaching kids that has brought this on?

Thiessen: Behind Olympic unity waits a brutal N. Korea regime

Don’t be fooled by the charm offensive; North Korea is as murderous and dangerous as it ever was.

Drug take-back bill will result in price increases

A Feb. 10 story in The Herald about a drug take back bill in the Legislature, is another example of state government putting a financial… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 15

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

Editorial: County’s emergency radio system due for replacement

After 2020, parts will be hard to come by for the system used by the police, fire and EMS agencies.

Milbank: Trump, GOP working to suppress nonwhite vote

It’s inevitable the U.S. will become majority-minority, but they want to push its arrival past 2044.

More attention needed on sythentic opioid, fentanyl

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data estimates that opioids kill more than a dozen Washingtonians every week, and politicians are slow… Continue reading

Parker: Some internet saavy would be a good idea about now

Wondering if Russia hackers will again meddle in U.S. politics? The truth is they never stopped.

Saunders’ column was good, but Hannity beat her to punch

There’s more than the Nunes memo, says columnist Debra J. Saunders in her Feb. 12 column. I read your article and it was a good… Continue reading

Thiessen: If Nunes memo doesn’t impress, how about this one?

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have also called the FISA warrant’s validity into question.

Bill would help contract workers take benefits to new jobs

The culture of work is changing. “Gig economy” work is on the rise. Think Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, and Taskrabbit. Individuals working on a contracted… Continue reading

Companies making change of address for mail difficult

For whatever reasons, have you had to change your mailing address? We have. And I just want to say, I’m trying! It used to be… Continue reading

Harrop: Instead of shock, show resolve to throw creeps out

The White House’s tacit acceptance of abuse simplifies the mission for those who would restore honor.

Heavy Falcon flight, Tesla in space a welcome sight

This is just what we needed, at just the right time. Some thing to divert our fears from The Grand Pooh-bah, and show the world… Continue reading

Ignatius: Raqqa was nearly destroyed to save it from ISIS

A lesson for the U.S.: Once fighters take over a city, rooting them out comes at a great human cost.

Milbank: Trump’s comic-book budget has villainous intentions

It’s Bizzaro World when government cuts taxes, spends freely and nobody ever suffers for it.

Support bills banning salmon net pens in state waters

I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to ban… Continue reading