Saunders: As long as one can blame other, red ink will flow

Each party is culpable for the national debt, giving each a scapegoat as they look to spend more.

We need to focus on important things in life

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the pressure put on me by society, pressure put on me by TV commercials to buy cars, beer, soft drinks,… Continue reading

Why were good comic strips replaced by Herald?

It’s like Herald editors read my mind! They managed to rip my four favorite comics out of the daily paper. For so many years I… Continue reading

Wouldn’t fine for Lake Stevens over bridge permit been better?

It never ceases to amaze me the absolute stupidity of our government officials. Regarding the bridge replacement in Lake Stevens that was done without a… Continue reading

Burke: In a Post-Truth World what do we hold as self-evident?

A world that favors horse dewormer over an FDA-approved vaccine has abandoned all reason.

Comment: One legacy of 9/11? How conspiracies spread online

The thirst for information after the attack and early social networks encouraged wild, unchallenged theories.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 13

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

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Is this how believers are called to act during a pandemic?

Observing evangelical Christians’ responses to covid has been dismaying at the very least. And leadership has been present, but silent as the messages antithetical to… Continue reading

Triple A Study Act could help amputees get prosthetic devices

More than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference, but two-thirds won’t receive a prosthetic device. That’s why I’m urging U.S. Sens.… Continue reading

Why combine border, immigration agencies?

Recently, some government spokesperson gave a perfect example of how living inside the Washington, D.C., bubble damages thinking processes. It’s easy to blame covid for… Continue reading

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

Editorial: A message to the unvaccinated and unmasked

We know you’re frustrated with mandates and advice, but consider our frustrations and, yes, our anger.

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

Comment: Lawmakers need to correct reforms hampering police

While some new laws sound reasonable, too often they prevent police from protecting communities.

Comment: Nearing a crisis, our hospitals need your help

Vaccination is the best way to help county hospitals dealing with a surge in covid patients.

Comment: New CCC could provide jobs, confront climate change

Hundreds of thousands could find well-paying jobs in green industries that can aid the environment.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 12

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

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People walk over New York's Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn following the collapse of both World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Viewpoints: Teaching 9/11 to those who hadn’t been born yet

Teaching students to ‘Never Forget’ means better explaining the truths that were often overlooked.

People walk over New York's Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn following the collapse of both World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Chuck Wright: Healing on both ends of 9/11 therapy sessions

As a counsler, I talked with victims at the Pentagon, but I also talked with a fellow counselor.

Columnist Julie Muhlstein will be missed by Herald readers

Julie Muhlstein retired this week after 40 years at the Herald. If you live in Snohomish County and read The Herald, you know who Julie… Continue reading

Comment: Stories of three lives lost on North Tower, Sept. 11

Three Bloomberg employees attended to their jobs that day, much as they had in their young lives.

Comment: U.S. met 9/11 with old fights and familiar illusions

The terrorist attack gave America a renewed sense of purpose but one that was led by vague objectives and false assumptions.