Editorial cartoons for Friday, March 9

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

Editorial: Rights restored, time to strengthen school papers

Lawmakers have restored free speech rights for student newspapers. Now to restore those programs.

Gun owners need to take back leadership of NRA

I remember the feminists burning their bras, and the Vietnam War protesters burning their draft cards. Where are the NRA members burning their membership cards?… Continue reading

More gun laws won’t solve the underlying problems

Having spent 35 years as a manager in a major corporation, I can state without reservation that corporate executives rarely consider the root cause of… Continue reading

Thiessen: Down syndrome shouldn’t be death sentence in womb

Unlike European nations, states are moving to block abortions sought because of a Down diagnosis.

Trump had his chance to face gunfire during Vietnam War

I watched Trump address the state governors last month. One of the topics he covered was the Florida school shooting. He talked about the three… Continue reading

Editorial: Learning lab project moving ahead without state

A pilot project to tutor middle school students will get its start in Edmonds and Mukilteo schools.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, March 8

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

Editorial: Trade war would have casualties in this state

Tariffs against U.S. trading partners will mean lost exports for the state’s agricultural industry.

Milbank: Now we know what will move GOP to oppose Trump

It wasn’t insulting allies. Or firing an FBI chief. Or defending white supremacists. No, it’s tariffs.

NRA’s attack on students disgusting

I cannot remember watching a spectacle as disgusting and reprehensible as the current NRA assault against students who have witnessed many of their friends and… Continue reading

Parker: Before we arm teachers, let’s make schools more secure

Florida’s legislature did something, but it’s plan to put guns in teachers’ hands is badly flawed.

Seniors deserve an exemption from school property taxes

It’s a shame that citizens that have lived in Snohomish County their whole lives and have paid property taxes for 35 or more years are… Continue reading

Vast majority of semi-automatic firearms are not a problem

Can we please set aside the hysteria and hyperbole regarding gun violence? The AR-15 is not a military weapon; it only looks like an AR-16,… Continue reading

Winter Olympics are about more than medal counts

I was sad to see a commentary by Paul Newberry, Associated Press sports columnist, “Americans over-promise, under-deliver at 2018 Olympic Games.” Since when is it… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, March 7

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

Don’t blame guns or the NRA for tragic shootings

Another tragic shooting, and the FBI has failed again to do their job to protect us. There are somewhere around 15 million AR-15s in circulation,… Continue reading

Ignatius: U.S. shouldn’t ignore Putin’s plea for attention

The Russian leader is a bully but the U.S. should still engage the Russians in diplomacy.

Lawmakers should raise age limit for assault rifle purchase

Assault weapon age limit Legislature must act on SB 5444 As a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, I know the extensive training that soldiers have… Continue reading

Make your opinions on opioid crisis known to officials

Thanks to the people who spoke up about drug addiction and to Sen. Patty Murray for listening to them (“Opioid users and victims to Sen.… Continue reading