Schwab: Trump showed himself as who we feared him to be

And the Republican Party, in excusing him, has proved itself as the party of, by and for outlaws.

Soldiers working in a logistics area of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state stand Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, near cooler bags that will be used to transport vials of the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to other locations in the hospital when shots are given to workers on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Slow roll on covid vaccination can’t be tolerated

With only a fraction of available doses administered, vaccination rates must quickly ramp up.

Soldiers working in a logistics area of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state stand Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, near cooler bags that will be used to transport vials of the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to other locations in the hospital when shots are given to workers on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Resolve to buy American-made when you can

I do not usually make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m making one and am determined to keep it. I plan to buy “Made… Continue reading

GOP knows it can’t win fair election

I was dismayed when Nixon was elected. He resigned in disgrace for corruption. Also, when Reagan was elected, his administration was marked by multiple scandals… Continue reading

Federal covid relief bill was too convoluted

The Dec. 22 Herald featured three articles about the covid-19 relief bill. Here are some things I’d like to point out that came from the… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 8

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

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Comment: Vaccine misinformation spreading, and it’ll get worse

Honest confusion and intentional lies could slow acceptance and our chance to be rid of covid-19.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 7

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

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Executive’s veto of fee break was correct move

I agree with County Executive Dave Somers veto on the surface water fee reduction (“County executive vetoes fee break to save envinronmental work,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Graham: Finding growth in 2020 and taking on new challenges

Herald columnist Ciera Graham is leaving for a new job in Pierce County.

Make Weyerhaeuser building a cafe and arts studio

I think a ceramics, crafts and coffee cafe would be a good fit for the Weyerhaeuser building (“Port seeks new ideas for 97-year-old Weyerhaeuser building,”… Continue reading

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Editorial: Trump and his mob have disgraced the nation

Unless the president can be persuaded to resign, he must be removed from office.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Comment: Backers of Trump’s coup can’t be called conservatives

Use the dictionary definition of ‘radical’: advocates of extreme measures to retain or restore power.

Comment: Congress’ vote not a formality but an invitation to a coup

That Congress, if controlled by one party, could overturn a legitimate election calls for constitutional change.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 6

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

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People sit outside of the County Public Meeting Room to fill out and turn in their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Don’t mess with elections; honor will of voters

A GOP challenge in Congress and proposed state legislation are attempts to disenfranchise voters.

People sit outside of the County Public Meeting Room to fill out and turn in their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Nurses’ resignation shows lack of funding for public health

I was alarmed yet not surprised to read that Island County Public Health nurses and other staff have quit (“Island County nurses quit over concerns… Continue reading

Saunders: Some House Republicans are splitting from Trump

On the $2,000 covid relief, the defense bill and Biden’s election some in the GOP are bucking Trump.

Was political correctness behind failed police chief pick?

To read recent articles in local newspapers, including The Herald, and hear reports by local television news reporters, it sounds like Edmonds is a hot… Continue reading

What if GOP offered better candidates for governor’s race?

Sure, we might get a Republican governor if we change to Republican state Rep. Brad Klippert’s plan to change our system to an electoral college… Continue reading