The Buzz: Bring your swim trunks

Bring your trunks

Weekend at Bernie’s: Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is facing charges of hypocrisy on social media after the avowed democratic socialist bought a $575,000 vacation home on Lake Champlain (Page A10).

But maybe the Bernie Bros will change their tune when they get their invite to the beach party.

I’d rather be slumming at Nordstrom: Until about a year ago, Nordstrom, the upscale department store famous for its customer service, had avoided the decline in sales suffered by other retailers. But recently it has seen sales slip, its stock lose half its value and its credit downgraded (Page A7).

It got bad enough that when Nordstrom requested one of its own credit cards it had to ask mall neighbor Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop to co-sign for the card.

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket: This week’s Perseid meteor showers could reach peaks of more than 200 meteors an hour, about double the usual rate (Page A6).

That’s twice the chance then for those who are backing Cataclysmic Meteor 2016 as a third option instead of Trump or Clinton.

­—Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 3

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

FILE - Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference the vote to codify Roe v. Wade, in this May 5, 2022 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murray is one of the U.S. Senate's most powerful members and seeking a sixth term. She is being challenged by Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco, Wash. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Editorial: Murray’s effective leadership warrants reelection

The five-term U.S. senator is a leader in the chamber yet works for needs of her constituents.

Smiley should have answered editorial board’s questions

With elections coming it’s sometimes hard to find information about the current… Continue reading

10th LD, Pos. 1: Shavers supports kids’ education

As a life-long educator, dedicating my career to improving and enhancing education… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Growlers’ noise is sound of freedom and economy

Regarding the “whiners” on Whidbey Island objecting to the noise of NAS… Continue reading

Saunders: Biden using taxpayer money for students’ debts

At least $400 billion is going toward the bailout, helpfully timed to help Democrats in the midterms.

Comment: Here’s who should be first up for covid’s new booster

Those over 65, those with health problems and those not boosted in the last six months should get their jabs.

Comment: GOP’s ‘Commitment’ not about votes; it’s about a mandate

Like 1994’s Contract with America, the Commitment will be used after the election to claim this is what Americans want.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 2

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

Most Read