McArdle: Democrats, please give moderates someone to vote for

Trump picked up swing states by going to the center on economic policy; to win, you must do the same.

Saunders: Trump outreach to Kim has advantage of being untried

But, so far, the diplomatic efforts have been as unproductive as those of previous presidents.

Will: Eager to play to progressives, Democrats sounding silly

Harris can’t decide on the fate of private insurance, and Biden lacks the courage of past convictions.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, July 7

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

Viewpoints: A fix to gerrymandering is up to the voters

With the Supreme Court saying it’s powerless, voters will have to remedy partisan-drawn districts.

Commentary: A little skepticism, please, for posts and emails

Can we check suspicious claims we see on Facebook and emails before we let our outrage run rampant?

Parker: Racial issues — for good or ill — enter Democratic race

Harris’ attacks on Biden are working for now, but she and others risk appearing opportunistic.

Robinson: Trump shows he doesn’t understand Fourth of July

The day belongs to Americans, not the nation’s leaders. And it honors — above all — a declaration.

Dionne: ‘Age of Impunity’ holds high costs for world and U.S.

Millions are confronting violence throughout the world; our silence encourages its perpetrators.

Hard to feel sorry over software thief’s restitution bill

I read with interest the story of the “poor” women who absconded with $7.6 million of software from Microsoft and now is expected to pay… Continue reading

Defendant’s bail in 1972 cold case should be revoked

I have been following the cold murder case of Jody Loomis, the 20-year-old girl who was raped, shot in the head and left to die… Continue reading

Legislation in Congress would help fight climate change

Rick Walker’s June 23 letter to the editor (“We’re hastening our own extinction through climate change”) certainly hits the nail on the head. It would… Continue reading

Please cover Seattle Seawolves rugby

In regard to recent letter to the editor about The Herald’s lack of coverage for the Seattle Seawolves rugby team, I had asked at the… Continue reading

Editorial: Report details earthquake risks to older schools

Among the buildings with the highest risks to safety were those in Marysville and Darrington schools.

An outright ban on fireworks by county is long overdue

Let’s dispel a few myths about Independence Day. First, The out-of-control custom of detonating explosives on July 4 is not about celebrating the anniversary of… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, July 6

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

Petri: America, are you sure this is how you want to go out?

We’ve had our differences, but at your best, you were really something. Is this who you are now?

Schwab: Trump goes Fourth to boost his ego at home and abroad

The Fourth of Trump cost taxpayers. Capitulation to North Korea means it could get away with murder.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, July 5

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

Editorial: Bikini barista ruling protects public, free speech

An appellate court found Everett’s ordinances were neither vague nor a violation of free speech rights.