Civility in government requires acceptance of election results

County Councilmember Nate Nehring said in a recent essay in Herald Forum that he learned in visits to schools that students want more civility in… Continue reading

Comment: Gas tax holiday could actually force prices higher

Oil companies are reluctant to increase production. That’s the worst time to encourage more demand.

Comment: Trump’s belief in his ‘big lie’ irrelevant to his guilt

For several possible crimes now identified, Trump’s belief in a ‘stolen election’ provides no defense.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, June 24

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

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Right decision to postpone gun show during commencements

I’m an opponent of private gun ownership. Nevertheless, props to the organizers of the gun show this weekend for their sensitivity in moving the date… Continue reading

Schwab: Texas, don’t let the door hit you on your way out

What if — as Texas Republicans now demand — we create a homeland for the fact-impervious there?

We should emulate Larry Simoneaux’s approach to discourse

Larry Simoneaux provided such a refreshing dose of common sense in his guest commentary (“Gun owners, we need need to demand changes to firearm laws,”… Continue reading

Comment: 12 new Sea Mar doctors are ready to see you now

Sea Mar’s Marysville Family Medicine Residency Program helps to fill need for primary care providers.

Comment: Inflation ate free lunch, but you’re still better off

Investor speculation gave us $10 Uber rides. That’s over but most of us are still better off than in the past.

Comment: There are heroes among those counting ballots

Wandrea ArShaye Moss was an election worker, until her life and family were threatened by a ‘big lie’ mob.

Comment: U.S. making same testing errors for monkeypox as covid

The test are available, but access to tests is limited and prevents the data needed to track its spread.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 23

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

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FILES - Cars line up at a Shell gas station June 17, 2022, in Miami. President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It's a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Editorial: Gas tax holiday could end up costing us even more

President Biden’s request to suspend gas taxes offers little benefit and considerable risk.

FILES - Cars line up at a Shell gas station June 17, 2022, in Miami. President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It's a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Biden should follow Truman’s advice on where buck stops

I feel sorry for Joe Biden. He has become an angry confused old man. I’m even sorrier for those of the 81 million who voted… Continue reading

Comment: Failed Roman coup offers insight for Jan. 6 probe

Rome failed to balance two senators’ advice, allowing unresolved resentments to lead to more violence.

Comment: Supreme Court erodes wall between church, state

A 6-3 majority have weakened a Washington state case that allowed but didn’t require religious school funding.

Comment: Why you’re seeing more big apartment complexes built

Large multi-unit apartments are being built at a record rate as builders maximize available space.

During Juneteenth, Pride, stand with neighbors

In uncertain times, the most enduring qualities for a community are hope and trust. While people may be battered by the waves of indecency and… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, June 22

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

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Bail should have been set higher in Mariner shooting

A teen has been charged with firing multiple shots at a passing vehicle from the Mariner High School parking lot on June 14 (“Teen, 15,… Continue reading