Comment: Democrats know gun bills don’t win them votes

Lax popular support for an assault weapons ban and other measures isn’t moving Democrats to act.

Comment: Failure to pay traffic ticket shouldn’t cost license

State legislation would aid public safety while enabling people to keep driving, working and more.

County should reopen courthouse offices to public

Is anyone else upset about the Snohomish County Courthouse being closed to the public? I was wondering why the courthouse has been closed for more… Continue reading


Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, March 30

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


Harrop: Tired of foxholes, voters may replace lawmakers

Passing popular gun control laws may require voters to take control of their ballots to oust reluctant lawmakers.

NCAA women’s brackets too small on sports page

We were happy to see the NCAA basketball brackets in The Herald. Why, oh, why was the men’s brackets given a half-page and the women’s… Continue reading

Reform filibuster to make them talk if they want to block

Republicans are threatening to become “real” obstructionists if Democrats eliminate the filibuster! And they’ll be really mean to Democrats when next they have the majority.… Continue reading

Restore voting rights for those after time served

Like many Washingtonians, I want a democracy where every citizen has their voice heard. But today, over 20,000 of our neighbors who are living in… Continue reading

Burke: If you can’t beat ‘em in elections, supress ‘em at polls

Republicans, by their own admission, believe they can’t win in fair elections; so, the fix is in.

Comment: Voting restrictions, their effects have long roots

A new look at data from a 1870 census shows how wide spread the influence of Jim Crow was for many.

Divvy up electoral college by House districts

Many politicians have said that the electoral college should be abolished, that it’s not democratic! So let me suggest a pragmatic way of democratizing it… Continue reading


Editorial cartoons for Monday, March 29

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


Everett’s no-sit, no-lie law just moves problem elsewhere

The Everett City Council’s “no sit, no lie” response to the homeless problem isn’t a solution at all. It just moves the homeless problem somewhere… Continue reading

Herald should repsect those who voted for Trump

I received The Herald’s earlier editorial on its commitment to discourse and debate (“Restating our commitment to discourse and debate,” The Herald, Jan. 18). The… Continue reading

Offshore wind project should be considered for our state

The Biden administration is backing a huge 800-megawatt offshore wind farm near Martha’s Vineyard according to a recent article in the Washington Post (“Biden administration… Continue reading

Biden’s border policy is hypocrisy

\Hypocrisy. That is what I say to the president and the Democratic members of Congress for their border policy. After continually criticizing Trump and his… Continue reading

Comment: We can no longer ignore racial hatred we live with

Recent reports of violence against Asian Americans require us to confront hate in all incidences.

Commentary: Covid has exposed state’s rural internet gaps

Investments and planning are needed now to extend internet access to all residents in Washington.

Congress should repeal authorization of military force

The San Juan Islands Advocacy Team is writing to publicly thank U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen for cosponsoring H.R. 256, which repeals he Authorization for the… Continue reading


Editorial cartoons for Sunday, March 28

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