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.

Parker: Abortion debate not helped by language that obscures

Discussion over bills in New York and Virginia shows were not good at talking about the unspeakable.

Robinson: Trump’s tweets argue with his own ‘intelligence’

Worse than ignoring the counsel of his intelligence chiefs, Trump insists on attacking them.

Some still show disrespect for those in armed services

Our granddaughter joined the Navy fresh out of high school last summer amid protests from her school counselor who felt it was a bad idea… Continue reading

Videos of D.C. confront show how social media skews facts

A recent letter to the editor (“Where did students in D.C. confrontation learn bigotry”) displays the reason our country is so divided. In her letter,… Continue reading