Welcome to the 500 who took oath of citizenship on July 4

To our more than 500 immigrants who became U.S. citizens on July 4, welcome. From a child and grandchild or English and Scottish immigrants, may… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Editorial: State right to reject scan of drivers photos

Legislators should turn the DOL’s policy on ICE’s access to facial recognition into state law.

  • Jul 11, 2019

McArdle: The problem with equal pay for women’s soccer

Athletes’ pay is based on the popularity of a particular sport; how do we change that disparity?

Dionne: End of Obamacare could be nightmare for Republicans

If the ACA is overturned, the GOP may pave the way for the socialized medicine they rail against.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, July 11

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

Ignatius: What Democrats should demand from Iran

More than just resuming the nuclear deal, talks should include curbing Iran’s destabilizing policies.

Ban of sale and use of private fireworks is necessary

I read Nick Matras’ letter to the editor (“Outright ban on fireworks by county is long overdue,” The Herald, July 6) and commend him for… Continue reading

Banning fireworks not about freedom of speech

I couldn’t agree more with Nick Matras’ July 6 letter to The Herald calling for an outright ban of fireworks in all of Snohomish County.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, July 10

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

Parker: Acosta’s excuse for Epstein deal shows him as gutless

Whining about ‘legal superstars’ doesn’t explain why he cut Epstein slack. He must resign from Labor.

Rampell: After Epstein deal, Acosta still ignoring victims

The former prosecutor’s Labor Department has slowed the visa process for victims of sex trafficking.

Reconsidering our independence from British

I couldn’t celebrate independence from England on July. If we had remained an English colony, we wouldn’t have this horrendous amount of gun violence. We… Continue reading

Would Sid Schwab be happier in a socialist country?

Leave it to radical leftist columnist Sid Schwab to make something inspiring into something ugly (“Trump goes Fourth to boost his ego at home and… Continue reading

Answers to nagging questions are in front of us

We, as a society, push alcohol at every turn, and when people become alcoholics and end up on the street we wonder why. We push… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, July 9

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

Editorial: Go ahead, call us ‘Seattle NorthCountry’

If it helps visitors find us — and boosts our local economy — we’ll adjust to the new name.

Harrop: A few climate change ‘winners’ won’t make up for losers

Some regions might actually see economic growth, but benefits and pain would be unequally distributed.

Robinson: A championship team ought to be paid like one

The U.S. Soccer Federation pays the men’s team more for a World Cup loss than it pays the women for a win.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, July 8

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

McArdle: Democrats, please give moderates someone to vote for

Trump picked up swing states by going to the center on economic policy; to win, you must do the same.