Trump’s rhetoric serves white nationalism

In his book, “The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness,” Eric Fromm analyzes sadism driven by the need to dominate. He concludes that a sadistic leader’s drive… Continue reading

Death penalty reversal was state Supreme Court failure

Jim Kinard was a wonderful person and Caleb Hutton’s article was a somber reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers knowingly and willingly face… Continue reading

Don’t drop Herald subscribers in outlying areas

The Herald has been delivered to our home address on a daily basis for more than 35 years. On Aug. 1, we stopped getting the… Continue reading

What’s to like about President Trump? How about this?

In his Aug. 9 letter to the editor, Don Curtis asks, “Is this the America you want?” then launches into a diatribe stating that the… Continue reading

Are problems with guardian ad litem program so ‘pervasive’?

After reading the Aug. 18 Herald story about the guardian ad litem program (“Lying, spying and destroying evidence spur guardian reforms”) it appears all of… Continue reading

Larger south county fire district needs fair representation

It is clear that with the mergers of Monroe and Lake Stevens fire districts as voted on by the citizens of these cities with the… Continue reading

Americans want an end to immigration

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting immigration chief, is now under attack for not taking the “correct” position on the Statue of Liberty. The statue was given… Continue reading

Beautiful work of Everett Parks Department appreciated

Downtown Everett’s hanging baskets and planters, the flowers at Legion Park and the gateways to the city are over-the-top gorgeous this year. Every time I… Continue reading

Thanks, Lake Stevens voters for backing fire district merger

On behalf of Lake Stevens Fire, I want to say thank you to our community for approving the merger with Snohomish County Fire District 7.… Continue reading

In restoring salmon, exempt tribes from limits

I am angered, moved and remain hopeful by the Patagonia film, “Artfishal,” which takes an unflinching look at the heart-wrenching challenges to the survival of… Continue reading

It’s not healthy to manipulate people

When people try to manipulate someone, for whatever reason they have, I find it very cheap and insulting when they try to use sex. Maybe… Continue reading

Plenty of reasons to impeach Trump

Mueller report, Schmueller report! We don’t need it. Without recourse to a single bit of classified information we have ample reason to remove the current… Continue reading

Teacher raises should get blame for Edmonds schools’ woes

Jerry Cornfield’s article in Sunday’s Herald (“Layoffs and larger classes help Edmonds solve fiscal problem”) failed to mention that the Edmonds School District budget problems… Continue reading

Eugene Robinson’s columns just anti-Trump diatribes

Once again I call your attention to the shallow, one-side diatribes of Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. As I’ve mentioned before, there is not even… Continue reading

Media factions are source of our polarization

My fellow Americans, you are being duped and in a big way. Our information super-highway is divided into two very distinct directions. We have a… Continue reading

Tambark elementary right to require school uniforms

My hat is off to the leadership of Tambark Creek Elementary School. Good for them for sticking with their decision to require uniforms at their… Continue reading

Trump only pretends to condemn white supremacists

The famous anti-papist, anti-immigrant, Samuel Morse, telegraphed, “What hath God wrought?” What can be said of the infamous anti-immigrant of the day: ” What has… Continue reading

It’s our civic duty to vote, then get behind the winner

I am 89 and have served, supported and been so thank for America, the land of my birth. But saddened and disappointed to see the… Continue reading

Schwab’s columns are political bigotry

As I watch the letters fly back and forth, I notice that most, in my humble opinion, seem to be missing the real point. How… Continue reading

Voters must demand better to end Trump’s divisive rhetoric

The president repeatedly uses language about people of color that stokes fear, hatred and division. His words in recent rallies about the “invasion,” and a… Continue reading