Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at Mar-a-lago on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Comment: The right again wonders whether to come at the king

Discontent with Trump’s part in GOP losses is growing, but who’s standing against the schoolyard bully?

Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at Mar-a-lago on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at a Fridays for Future protest calling for money for climate action at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Editorial: What 1.5 degrees means for climate change fight

It’s a warning and a goal that we and our leaders must meet with a balance of alarm and optimism.

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at a Fridays for Future protest calling for money for climate action at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Dan Hazen

Forum: Politics only goes so far; some solutions are up to us

Voting is important, but so is living lives in ways that would solve a lot of what we complain about.

Dan Hazen

Comment: GOP extremism explains why Democrats fared well

Yes, independents were worried about inflation but were more concerned over draconian abortion measures.

Comment: This was a wave election; a wave of women

Women were motivated by abortion rights and not just in the states where the issue was literally on the ballot.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Nov. 12

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

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Forum: Honoring fallen at France’s ‘other’ U.S. military cemetery

A trip to a less-visited World War I cemetery left a lasting impression, recalled each Veterans Day.

Harrop: Even if crime easing, officials must take it seriously

Prosecutors and others who downplay ‘less serious’ crimes do citizens and themselves no favors.

Thanks to passerby for help with downed tree

I want to send out a big thank you to the young man who saw me trying to hand saw a large tree trunk off… Continue reading

Back change to electric heat pumps in building code reforms

The smoke that lasted until late October and kept us indoors for weeks hit me harder than our typically bad wildfire season. The despair I… Continue reading

Comment: Big Tech’s chiefs apologize, but employees pay price

Apologies for ‘growing too fast,’ fall short of contrition when the correction is painless for CEOs.

Comment: The big midterm suprise? Everything was pretty normal

Despite fears of intimidation and protests, the election appears to be going smoothly and unchallenged.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day

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

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Honor veterans throughout their lives

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country… Continue reading

Schwab, Democrats guilty of what they accuse GOP of

I see Sid Schwab has written yet another tirade smearing Republicans. This time, he vilifies 80 percent of half the country as lying, anti-Semitic, misogynist,… Continue reading

Schwab: Retired surgeon looks at what’s changed, kept in the OR

Saving his cutting remarks on the election, Sid offers thoughts on his career in general surgery.

Some produce was plentiful at the Safeway store at 4128 Rucker Ave., in Everett, but not bananas, during heavy snow in Feburary, 2019. A proposed merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, which owns Safeway stores, is raising concerns about possible sales or closures of some stores. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald file photo)

Editorial: Grocery giants’ merger raises concerns for shoppers

Sales or closures of stores could bring higher prices, loss of jobs and wider ‘food deserts’ for many.

Some produce was plentiful at the Safeway store at 4128 Rucker Ave., in Everett, but not bananas, during heavy snow in Feburary, 2019. A proposed merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, which owns Safeway stores, is raising concerns about possible sales or closures of some stores. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald file photo)

‘1984’ showed belief more valued than truth

It’s been a long time since I read “1984,” George Orwell’s cautionary tale about a dystopian future. Those of us who were required to read… Continue reading

Big Oil’s profits behind high price of gas, not Democrats

I was surprised by a recent letter to the editor questioning why The Herald would endorse Sen. Patty Murray for another term when she was… Continue reading

Comment: America not yet off its sleepwalking path to tyranny

Along with an erosion of taboos and decorum, there’s a cynical abandonment of truth as a standard in U.S. politics.