Herald Forum

Forum: Abuse of guns and words could cost Americans both

Refusal to accept limits to violent use of speech and firearms are threat to 1st, 2nd Amendments.

 

Edie Everette

Forum: My smartphone ruined my attention span and reading list

Where I once read Capote, Proust, Flaubert, Woolf and Stein, now I endlessly scroll PeopleOfWalmart.com.

 

Forum: Congress will have to reach across aisle; how about us?

With Congress split between the parties, legislation requires cooperation. We can do the same.

 

Forum: Education builds dreams, but not necessarily for refugees

A talk by a Rohingya refugee in Malaysia explains why a country’s legal status is key to fair shot.

Kathy Solberg leads a consulting business, CommonUnity. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forum: Whether you voted or not, here’s what you can do next

Satisfied or not with election results, you can always turn your energy into action you support.

Kathy Solberg leads a consulting business, CommonUnity. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dan Hazen

Forum: Politics only goes so far; some solutions are up to us

Voting is important, but so is living lives in ways that would solve a lot of what we complain about.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Honoring fallen at France’s ‘other’ U.S. military cemetery

A trip to a less-visited World War I cemetery left a lasting impression, recalled each Veterans Day.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Squeezing the toothpaste tube to reveal what’s inside

The pressure created by crises can reveal people’s true selves. We can use that as we vote this election.

Dan Hazen
Ron Friesen

Forum: Are we better off now than we were 40 years ago?

Maybe not, but maybe we’ve fooled ourselves about how things are and who’s responsible for change?

Ron Friesen

Forum: Earth is upping volume on its climate change warnings

Destructive costly hurricanes, drought, rising seas; yet we act like we can take our time with a response.

Forum: Before Nov. 8, hone your skills for detecting crap

Learn how to spot CRAP now, so you don’t step in it and spoil your ballot for the general election.

Forum: Our fights against each other, leave nation vulnerable

As a Marine in Vietnam, I was part of a diverse group with shared goals. We need that same ethic now.

Candace McKenna is a Snohomish resident and has served on the Snohomish School Board and the board of publc radio station KSER.

Forum: What my stroke treatment revealed about hospital care

I received excellent care at Providence, but I saw a hospital and nursing staff under severe stress.

Candace McKenna is a Snohomish resident and has served on the Snohomish School Board and the board of publc radio station KSER.

Forum: Our schools have persuaded kids to become ‘quite quitters’

Our models for teaching kids rely on corporate theories. It’s no wonder education doesn’t inspire them.

Forum: Sarcastic anonymous call about column makes my point

What I heard in a voicemail after asking people to listen to each other and not respond with vitriol.

Handmade signs along U.S. 2 thanked firefighters for the efforts to control the Bolt Creek wildfire. (Edie Everette)

Forum: What we took with us and what we left for the fire

An evacuation from wildfire focuses the mind on how life might change and who you’re thankful for.

Handmade signs along U.S. 2 thanked firefighters for the efforts to control the Bolt Creek wildfire. (Edie Everette)
Juan Peralez

Forum: State, county must focus on rise of white supremacy

The actions of white supremacists are on the rise locally. That threat must be our focus.

Juan Peralez
Dan Hazen

Forum: Trying to suppress others’ speech can backfire on us

As we struggle to stifle speech that upsets us, it can encourage louder, angrier and uglier words.

Dan Hazen
Ron Friesen

Forum: OK, boomers; look at what we’ve left for our grandkids

We followed the rules and prospered. But we expect younger generations to do the same with less.

Ron Friesen
Kathy Solberg leads CommonUnity. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forum: What I found on a trail between France and Spain

Seven days on a mountain trail brought personal insights and a renewed appreciation for my capability.

Kathy Solberg leads CommonUnity. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)