Schwab: You can see democracy’s foes from 220 miles above earth

Even from the space station it’s not hard to make out which party favors the basic right to vote.

City should provide restrooms for Everett’s homeless

Since the pandemic began, Central Lutheran Church (located next to the former YMCA building) has experienced an enormous increase in the amount of human waste… Continue reading

Comment: How Dominion suit against Fox could hurt journalism

While aiming at disinformation, the lawsuit could also weaken case law on the defamation standard.

Comment: How to raise corporate taxes without hurting workers

Congress should consider two reforms that would keep jobs in the U.S. and protect workers’ pay.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, April 2

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

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Harrop: Streaming told us stories, but we need live theater

The live theater experiece — and a night out for dinner — are important to our culture and economy.

It’s time to end or reform filibuster

We need government to work and express the will of the majority and do the people’s work. The filibuster originated to prevent progress on the… Continue reading

Keep following advice of Dr. Schwab

Letter writer Brad Ipsen’s options regarding Herald columnist Sid Schwab are, “in the interest of fairness…” understandable. However, the good doctor must address both sources… Continue reading

Shouldn’t Sid Schwab have left with Trump?

I guess I had hoped in vain that President Trump’s defeat would render Sid Schwab’s weekly screed obsolete. After all, for the last four years… Continue reading

Letter writer inflated Trump’s record of success

A recent letter writer appears to be living in a vacuum when he says Nancy Pelosi never said why Trump was dangerous. Two impeachment convictions… Continue reading

State’s capital budget should fund parks, public lands projects

In Western Washington, from Possession Point to Deception Pass, natural beauty surrounds us for all to enjoy. Outdoor opportunities are important for our general wellbeing;… Continue reading

Comment: Yes, we need a Jan. 6 inquiry, but do it right

A Capitol riot panel should follow the nonpartisan pattern of previous inquiries, from JFK to 9/11.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, April 1

A sketchy lo0ok at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Carbon dividend would return money to U.S. residents

Here’s a solution for the rising price of gas: Let’s cut the pollution from fossil fuels quickly and efficiently with national legislation that puts a… Continue reading

Comment: Neither party is getting election reforms right

Republicans’ reforms may only hurt themselves, while Democrats’ jepordize voters’ trust in elections.

Major L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, left, an original Tuskegee Airman, attends a ceremony at the African American Civil War Memorial with other Tuskegee Airman before being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a separate ceremony on Veterans Day Washington, Monday Nov. 11, 2013. At right of Anderson seated is William Fauntroy, also an original Tuskegee Airman who was previously recognized with the medal in 2007. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Comment: Tuskegee airman served country, but also his family

Major L. Anderson II, 96, is remembered for of his devotion to his family, his community and his nation.

Major L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, left, an original Tuskegee Airman, attends a ceremony at the African American Civil War Memorial with other Tuskegee Airman before being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a separate ceremony on Veterans Day Washington, Monday Nov. 11, 2013. At right of Anderson seated is William Fauntroy, also an original Tuskegee Airman who was previously recognized with the medal in 2007. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, March 31

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

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Abel Villafan, center, looks on as his wife Maria, right, gets the second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Cecilia Valdovinos, left, Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Wash. Villafan, who drives tractors and other machinery at Roy Farms, a hops and fruit producer in Moxee, Wash., also got his second shot Thursday. In Washington state, seasonal workers who are beginning to arrive to join year-round employees to work on hops farms and in cherry and apple orchards became eligible for the vaccine earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Vigilance, masks, still needed in covid marathon

Even those who are fully vaccinated should be wearing masks around those yet to get the vaccine.

Abel Villafan, center, looks on as his wife Maria, right, gets the second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Cecilia Valdovinos, left, Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Wash. Villafan, who drives tractors and other machinery at Roy Farms, a hops and fruit producer in Moxee, Wash., also got his second shot Thursday. In Washington state, seasonal workers who are beginning to arrive to join year-round employees to work on hops farms and in cherry and apple orchards became eligible for the vaccine earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Herald down-played mass shooting stories

The prediction of mine and many other knowledgeable individuals on the topic of violence has come true. Thank gosh it took some time before our… Continue reading

Us frogs will be just fine with Biden, Democrats

In response to a March 22 letter to the editor, “Heat turned up on us frogs,” I would like to comment on a few things:… Continue reading