Ignatius: Was North Korea’s dual strategy Kim’s plan all along?

North Korean documents point to a plan to build a nuclear weapon, then pivot toward a detente.

Support the education funding demands of teachers

I want to recognize and applaud educators in our region during Teachers Appreciation Week, May 7-11. There are countless ways in which our teachers are… Continue reading

Term Sid Schwab is looking for is ‘social democracy’

Sid Schwab’s interesting column of April 28 (“Capitalism works if we save it from true believers”) attempts to distinguish communism, socialism and democratic socialism. He… Continue reading

Can’t agree with letter writer, so I’ll say something nice

An easy response to the April 27 letter to the editor (“Democrats’ priorities just pandering for votes”) from a Camano Island gentleman would be the… Continue reading

Herald should let parents decide value of Rosemond’s column

The reason I am not discontinuing my subscription to The Herald is simple: I am an open-minded person, unlike the rest of this divided country… Continue reading

Taxing opioids won’t solve crisis

Isn’t it wonderful how well our politicos look after us? Overnight they have come up with the perfect (and for them standard) solution to the… Continue reading

Thiessen: Trump should forget the Nobel and stick to his guns

To be able to walk away from a bad deal the president can’t be distracted by the promise of a prize.

This is how liberals have ‘ruined’ our country

As a letter to the editor (“Party can only pander to voters,” The Herald, April 27) said, liberals are despicable people who can only pander… Continue reading

D.C. media dinner routine was vile, mean-spirited

The hatred of President Trump knows no bounds. Thank God He did not attend Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Comedian (if you want to call… Continue reading

Take an extra step in Congress to prevent war with N. Korea

The Herald has reported on the amazing development of a warm meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. This is a wonderful thing,… Continue reading

A suggestion for new terms to identify political split

It is my opinion that in the world of partisanship politics, it is no longer “Democrats/Republicans” but “Progressives/Regressives.” Bob Golden Everett… Continue reading

Bring John Rosemond’s parenting column back

Cowards, Herald, for caving to pressure to stop publishing John Rosemond’s column on parenting. Did the local psychotherapists association threaten to pull its ads? Are… Continue reading

Has Trump earned respect of Democrats that writer desires?

I suppose Marc Thiessen’s columns in The Herald are to give us the view from the dark side, and that’s a good thing. But when… Continue reading

Most receiving food stamps are already working

The current efforts to impose work requirements to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) have many flaws and at least one big flaw: Most… Continue reading

Thanks to Island County voters for library levy support

We library enthusiasts here in Snohomish County owe our friends in Island County a great debt. Thank you to everyone who voted. You carried this… Continue reading

AR-15 is much deadlier than other weapons

In response to the April 2o letter to the editor, “Gun rights foes are uninformed,” the writer should take her own advice and research guns.… Continue reading

Commentary: Grandma ready to climb Lynnwood tree to save it

An old pine offers screening for a neighborhood, but the PUD has marked it to be cut down.

Herald’s beer, wine writing promotes drinking and driving

Thanks, Herald, for promoting boozing it up, with you’re Hops and Sips page each Friday. You encourage people to drive out to all these local… Continue reading

Thoughtful action needed from lawmakers on opioids

The opioid epidemic requires a multifaceted and coordinated approach to address the core issues of over-prescription and lack of treatment options. A bill in the… Continue reading

Trump’s, Pruitt’s support of coal a backward policy

Thank you for your April 19 article, “Trump may invoke Cold War era Defense Act to boost coal plants.” The article explains in detail how… Continue reading