Burke: Three of Aesop’s fables, fractured by Trumpian lore

Written thousands of years ago, Aesop’s morals still hold true when applied to the Trump presidency.


Editorial cartoons for Monday, Dec. 9

A sketchy look at the day in politics.


Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 8

A sketchy look at the day in politics.


Editorial: Compromise respects housing needs and neighbors

Last week’s vote by the Everett City Council could have benefits beyond a project serving homeless students.

Viewpoints: Search for perfect Christmas tree gets tougher

More tree farms have gone out of business and bad weather has limited the stock and variety of trees.

Commentary: Northwest must speak for trees, salmon in Alaska

Keeping the Roadless Rule in force for the Tongass protects resources and climate we enjoy at home.

Commentary: Rather than fee to fight fires, thin the forests

A lack of forest management has led to a buildup of fuels that feed destructive and costly wildfires.

Students, community depending on passage of Snohomish school bond

Snohomish schools bond Students, community depend on passage Passing Snohomish School District’s $470 million school bond is integral to the future success of our town.… Continue reading

Forget impeachment; focus on the election

Impeachment Time to focus on election It’s time to forget about the presidential impeachment process. Trump has continually lied before, during and presumably after he’s… Continue reading

Republicans have become Russian sympathizers

Republicans Party now Russian sympathizers It was with a mix of sorrow and disgust that I watched Republicans in the impeachment hearings parroting Russian propaganda… Continue reading

Commentary: Disgust at Trump’s acts, not hate, drives Pelosi

Conservatives forget they do not have an exclusive claim to faith; and Pelosi is a devout Catholic.

Commentary: Impeachment’s a flop, but so is Democratic field

The only candidate with a chance to beat Trump is Buttigieg, and he’s too far left of the middle.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Dec. 7

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Enjoyed visit with Herald writer, photographer

I had the pleasure to meet Herald features editor Sara Bruestle and photographer Andy Bronson the day the were at the Spar Tree in Granite… Continue reading

Schwab: Hope for separation of powers rests with justice

The chief justice, namely, and whether his court will uphold a ruling that presidents are not kings.

Thanks for Herald delivery, informative columns

Thank you, Herald delivery person for bringing me my Herald, seven days a week and take the time to put it in a protective bag… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Dec. 6

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Everett takes a careful step on police body cams

But the six-month study may not gather enough data to judge the effectiveness of the cameras.

Harrop: Romance of downtown toy stores has faded over years

Movies like to haul out the traditional scenes, but Amazon and ‘gift suites’ are now the present.

Is Boeing’s HQ too distant from its workforce?

In watching Boeing struggle to fix and recover from the two 737 Max crashes, it has occurred to me that perhaps this was all set… Continue reading