Those unvaccinated need to be considerate of others, too

Steve Watson asks me to be considerate of his unvaccinated status (“A plea for consideration for the unvaccinated,” The Herald, Dec. 11). I realize that… Continue reading

Cartoon about Jan. 6 anniversary was unfair criticism

I find the editorial cartoon, regarding the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol misleading and divisive (Editorial cartoons for Saturday,… Continue reading

Comment: Going to take more than laws to defend democracy

Here’s what those concerned for America’s republican form of government can do to protect it.

Comment: Time to make N95 masks the standard for covid fight

New versions of the N95 offer better breathability and more protection against virus transmission.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 12

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

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Responsibility for hate, racism in schools lies with parents

The recent article about the father being charged with a hate crime (“Monroe father charged with hate crimea t high school,” Jan 6, The Herald)… Continue reading

State’s budget surplus should go back to the people

With plenty of surplus revenue in the state budget, elected officials should pass on some savings to the working class by cutting the gasoline tax.… Continue reading

Trump, not Biden, responsible for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

To read on a recent letter to the editor that “Trump Doesn’t Look So Bad” was appalling. Joe Biden could never match the horrible, deadly… Continue reading

Trump’s ‘patriots’ attacked Constitution on Jan. 6

One of the tactics of dictators and would-be dictators is to call things and people the exact opposite of what they actually are. Former president… Continue reading

Comment: 1st Amendment may not shield Trump, Jan. 6 mob

Supreme Court precedent protects political speech but not threats or incitement to violence.

Comment: Danger of ignoring claims accusing Jews of genocide

Pinning genocide on the Jews allows the bigot to swipe the “Holocaust card” and play it against them.

Comment: The next kink in supply chain? Global oil supplies

OPEC countries say they are increasing production but that still might not meet expected demand.

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 11

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

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Gary Holt, who reads bills being considered in the Washington House, wears a mask as he sits behind a plexiglass shield with reflections of state representatives meeting remotely on it, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia Wash. The House was considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Add your voice to Legislature’s 60-day session

It’ll go quickly, but state lawmakers’ packed agenda includes transportation, policing and the budget.

Gary Holt, who reads bills being considered in the Washington House, wears a mask as he sits behind a plexiglass shield with reflections of state representatives meeting remotely on it, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia Wash. The House was considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Harrop: Vaccinated left to cope with impacts of unvaxxed

Along with spreading the virus, they are also filling hospitals and limiting care for others.

Comment: Biden’s vision of democracy holds truth as foundation

The founders, Biden said, enshrined “an idea they couldn’t live up to but an idea that couldn’t be constrained.”

Comment: Busting five myths about the Senate filibuster

The filbuster hasn’t been a Senate rule from the start and it doesn’t foster bipartisanship and cooperation.

Comment: Closing schools won’t halt omicron; it will hurt kids

Vaccine availability and other measures are better at protecting kids than closures of schools.

Comment: More news outlets putting focus on ‘democracy beat’

Media outlets are breaking away from ‘both sides’ reporting and instead are focused on voting rights and more.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 10

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

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