Commentary: Girls belong in Scouts because all kids belong

Girls can benefit from Scouting’s lessons. Boys can benefit for girls’ civilizing influence.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, May 21

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

Parker: The paparazzi and the papa of the princess bride

Staged or not, the photos of Thomas Markle showed a simple dad wanting to make his daughter proud.

Saunders: Were Democrats snubbing Trump or Israel?

No Democrats attended the opening of the embassy in Jersualem, despite past support for the move.

Commentary: Amazon’s interest in health care says something

Better regulation of PBMs — a pharmacy middleman — could lower drug prices for many patients.

Commentary: What we can learn from John McCain

In his dying days, the senator provides an example of how we might plan for end-of-life care.

Continue work of Step Up for racial equity

The call to move racial equity forward was heard loud and clear in Snohomish County on April 20 where over 600 community members engaged in… Continue reading

Editorial cartoon makes clear point about U.S. Mideast policy

Thank you for publishing the editorial cartoon by Lisa Benson in the May 15 Herald. While I personally deplore her usually retrograde political stance, I… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, May 20

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Ignatius: Trump’s actions widening a Trans-Atlantic rift

His decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal has alienated Europe’s leaders.

Rampell: SNAP cuts would help fewer and add costly bureaucracy

Changes to food stamp rules will mean more hassles for recipients, most whom are already working.

Robinson: Democrats’ fretting could blow midterms for them

By Eugene Robinson If political power were won by hand-wringing and anguished introspection, the Democratic Party would rule the galaxy. The hum of obsessive and… Continue reading

Viewpoints: All bets are on — sports betting opens to states

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision provides opportunities — and a lot of questions — for states.

Will Trump’s supporters demand answers from him?

and still subscribe to — the foundation of duty, honor, country. Honor requires truth, duty requires honor. Together, the country,… Continue reading

Harrop: Putting all of our tech jobs in one crowded basket

Seattle’s high housing prices and homelessness shows the downside to tech industry concentration.

Coach Dennis Kloke applied lessons well learned at WSU

Thanks for the super article on Coach Dennis Kloke’s half-century of excellence in the coaching profession (“Stanwood’s Dennis Kloke to retire after 51 years of… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, May 19

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

Schwab: Is it fair to benefit from science, truth you’d deny?

We have ‘alternative’ medicine. Should we be surprised at the rise of ‘alternative’ truth?

Thanks to 38th District legislators for productive session

I want to issue a belated “Thank you!” to our state legislators in the 38th District: John McCoy, June Robinson and Mike Sells. The latest… Continue reading

Thanks to Stanwood’s Dennis Kloke for coaching kids

Coach Dennis Kloke was featured in The Herald’s sports section on May 11 with great photos and a great article (“Stanwood’s Dennis Kloke to retire… Continue reading