Columnist

Schwab: Deadly mix of denial, racist fear-mongering and guns

Ten dead in Buffalo and the right jumps to defend easy access to guns and a racist appeal to voters.

 

Harrop: New York’s Mayor Adams leader the Democrats need

Adams approaches crime and homelessness as he does his party’s left: directly and with no apologies.

 

Saunders: The big difference between protest and intimidation

Efforts to intimidate members of the Supreme Court go against rules of civility and democratic standards.

 

Caption: Originally published in The Weekly Herald, “I Brake for Moms” has been running for ten years.

Ten years of columns later, a celebration of place, journalism

Jennifer Bardsley reflects on writing 520 installments of “I Brake for Moms.”

Caption: Originally published in The Weekly Herald, “I Brake for Moms” has been running for ten years.

The keys to coping with an inevitability of life: worry

Be prepared, have realistic expectations, and be confident in your inner strength and resources.

Schwab: Why skipping special diet is just what doctor ordered

A surgeon’s attempts to quiet a wife’s concerns about stomach surgery are upset by a dietician.

Harrop: Bernie and his ‘bros’ get some blame for the end of Roe

Remember that it was his attacks on Hillary Clinton that Trump parroted to an Electoral College win.

Burke: Two tracks to taking back democracy in next election

Sane voters, yes, need to oppose the crazy claims of the GOP and consider Democrats’ accomplishments.

Caption: A young Jennifer Bardsley with her grandmother on one of many "Grandma Days."

Grandmothers deserve to be honored on Mother’s Day, too

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley’s grandma left a lasting imprint on her heart.

Caption: A young Jennifer Bardsley with her grandmother on one of many "Grandma Days."

Our teens are in crisis — what can parents do?

There has been an epidemic of anxiety and depression among teens, especially during the pandemic.

Sullivan: Media fell for ‘pro-life’ rhetoric, creating a mess

The phrase allowed abortion opponents to unfairly claim the moral high ground and weaponize the debate.

Central focus on a group of brightly colored Primroses

May is the time to plant fun, colorful and enjoyable annuals

Pay no attention to the anti-annuals dogmatists. Annuals are the accents and drama that tie gardens together.

Central focus on a group of brightly colored Primroses

Schwab: Think ‘why bother voting’? You may soon be right

Having made voting most accessible to Republicans the walls protecting rights are now coming down.

These days, the innocence of childhood is more fleeting than ever

In recent weeks, a man armed with an automatic weapon shot and injured 10 people in a subway car in New York. It shut down… Continue reading

Caption: After trying many solutions, liquid bait proved to be the ultimate weapon in a war against ants.

Her kitchen is a killing field for invading ants

With the bugs marching across the floor, it’s time to bring out the big pesticidal guns.

Caption: After trying many solutions, liquid bait proved to be the ultimate weapon in a war against ants.
Green Japanese maple tree with rain drops on the leaves in the spring

Oh, the exhilaration of shiny, happy new spring growth

The amazing array of new foliage emerging this time of year rivals the blooming of flowers.

Green Japanese maple tree with rain drops on the leaves in the spring

Burke: Could there be a better fit of voter and candidate?

Here’s what the rest of us are up against: the MAGA crowd and the Republicans who pander to them.

Caption: Faced with an uptick in crime, an Edmonds neighborhood works together to keep residents safe.

Absolutely nothing gets past the neighborhood watch

Crime has increased in her corner of suburban Edmonds. The best protection? Neighbors.

Caption: Faced with an uptick in crime, an Edmonds neighborhood works together to keep residents safe.

Does love last? Can we keep the home fires burning?

Don’t take your partner for granted, Paul Schoenfeld advises. Strive to connect with — all day, every day.

All hail the lowly ‘pigsqueak,’ the Bergenia from Great Britain

This plant will literally grow anywhere in the garden, and looks breathtaking this time of year.