Saunders: Biden must have a funny definition of ‘unity’

On his spending plan and vaccine mandates, ‘seeking unity’ sounds an awful lot like ‘ruling by fiat.’


Harrop: Las Vegas coach learns catch to free speech

Say what you will; it’s a free country. But you’re not immune from the consequences of what you say.


Schwab: Don Trumpleone: Leave the lies, take the cannoli

Backed by his media wiseguys, a nationwide criminal organization moves to take down democracy.


Harrop: We can stop being world’s suckers on drug prices

Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices would save billions and won’t limit drug availability.

Burke: Great thing about high tech? Getting it a la carte

Yes, much of it — smartphones, streaming and playlists — is great, but there’s a lot I just don’t need.

Saunders: Facebook is a problem, but the fix has to be fair

Too often social media’s past attempts to manage itself have favored the left over the right.

Schwab: Parade of outrages, lies and more from a Pandora’s Box

Follow along, from the Pandora Papers to debt-limit intransigence to anti-mask school board raids.

Saunders: When Democrats can’t read the room, or the state

The race for Virginia governor may turn more on school issues than on who Trump supports. Or doesn’t.

Harrop: Why is GOP playing a game that backfired in 2011?

The last time Republicans threatened to refuse a debt-limit boost they lost seats and the U.S. lost $19 billion.

Schwab: Besides gelato, Italians are enjoying life, freedom

Because they didn’t balk at masks, vaccinations and testing they are free to safely roam in Rome.

Harrop: Washington dealing with Idaho’s covid consequences

Because of Idaho’s poor vaccination rate, its patients have overflowed into Spokane hospitals.

Burke: Something ain’t right, deep in the heart of Texas

The Lone Star state sent out its lawsuit posses to end a constitutional right. But masks? No ma’am.

Saunders: Even false speech shouldn’t cost a P.I. his license

Maine denied a investigator’s license over a man’s posts about a police shooting. That goes too far.

Harrop: Republican over-reach may be key to Democrats’ success

The convention wisdom about midterm elections may not hold if Republicans keep this up.

Saunders: California passes on chance to solve its problems

Gov. Newsom won by essentially campaigning against Trump; how does that solve the state’s many woes?

Harrop: Biden’s finally bragging about the stock market

Presidents have little to do with its ups and downs, but Democrats should still talk it up.

Harrop: Biden’s vaccine ‘mandate’ does allow a choice; of sorts

Don’t want the needle? Then you can choose a weekly swab up your nose. It was an easy choice for me.

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.

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.

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