Parker: Should we judge people on content of their yearbooks?

Both Northam and Kavanaugh had to answer for their youths. Is that a fair measure of an adult?

Road response seems slow to weather reports of snow

Before the snow started, everyone was aware that it was going to start snowing Feb. 3. By the end of the day, everyone should have… Continue reading

Trump has been watching too many movies

Donald Trump has been making specific claims about things that have been found at our southern border: vehicles that are superior to anything used by… Continue reading

Why is Providence deleting benefit many have earned?

I have worked for Providence Everett for about 13 years, during that time I have not used a single hour of my extended-illness benefit. Many… Continue reading

Commentary: State Senate’s video testimony gives voice to all

The Senate’s bipartisan decision means people can still participate without making a long journey.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 5

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

Farming has had impacts on salmon, orcas

The farm community representative’s whine about state spending for appropriate stream access culverts to restore fish runs is deceptively leaving out many facts (“Expensive habitat… Continue reading

Harrop: American workers get Foxconned yet again

The electronics makers promised 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin; 18 months later it’s scaling back plans.

Impose death penalty in all first-degree murders

State Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, wants the death penalty for an inmate who kills while behind bars (“GOP senator wants death penalty revived for prison… Continue reading

Petri: What good is privilege if one’s arrest isn’t comfy?

As a man who owns a top hat, Roger Stone should have been provided the First-Class arrest due him.

Robinson: History not in Northam’s favor over blackface photo

In 1984, anyone smart enough to attend medical school was smart enough to know this was racist.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Feb. 4

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

Saunders: Trump can turn things around with some candor

If he relents on a demand he can’t win, he can turn attention to what he has accomplished.

Dionne: Trump’s state of the union is a contradiction

Trump has kept himself busy creating the perception of carnage from which he has vowed to save us.

Milbank: Trump has it on divine authority, he’s the authority

God must be speaking to President Trump, but he’s not listening to anybody else around him.

Commentary: What Everett is missing in how to deal with gangs

A recent policy memo fails to note research on effective methods for working with young offenders.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Feb. 3

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

Editorial: Plan now on how best to use opioid settlements

Any financial settlement will need to avoid the mistakes made after the deal with Big Tobacco.

Has shutdown increased reports of domestic violence?

The government shutdown and domestic violence will affect our community in a way some might not realize, I believe. A good percentage of domestic violence… Continue reading

McArdle: Shift in abortion debate may lead some to say ‘enough’

For those of us in ‘the Muddle,’ the real debate over abortion is becoming one over parenthood.