Opinion

Bobby Ghosh: Iran’s staged pullout from the nuclear deal will backfire

Iran’s threat to pull out of the nuclear deal will likely have the opposite effect from the one the regime intends.

  • May 14th, 2019

Tyler Cowen: Americans don’t trust their fellow Americans

Americans’ trust in their government is abysmally low, according to both survey data and a more subjective reading of opinions about President Donald Trump and Congress.

  • May 14th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: One historic era ends and another begins in state House

On May 3, workers scraped Chopp’s name from the door and put up Lovick’s along with the title Acting Speaker.

  • May 11th, 2019

Jim Walsh: A recap of the state legislative session

The conventional wisdom in Olympia is that the session “could have been worse.” I’d give it a grade of C+.

  • May 11th, 2019

Francis Wilkinson: Pelosi’s dangerous battle against Trump

She faces mounting pressure, no doubt from her own conscience as well as from Democratic activists, to address the broad and deep corruption of Trump’s presidency.

  • May 9th, 2019

Jay Ambrose: Yes, there really, truly is a crisis at the border

Even The New York Times has come around to seeing there is a crisis at the southern border and it has to be addressed.

  • May 9th, 2019

Group says county, city of McCleary have been lax water monitors

Interlocal agreement isn’t being maintained

  • May 7th, 2019

Jeremy Field: Small businesses intricately woven into our daily lives

I have a challenge for you: Try to go one day without having a small business impact your life.

  • May 7th, 2019

Mike Godwin: Tech needs ethics more than rules

The framework needed can’t be created out of whole cloth just by new government regulation; it has to be grounded in professional ethics.

  • May 7th, 2019

Hits Misses

Kudos to the City of Ocean Shores, Mayor Crystal Dingler and the…

  • May 4th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the…

  • May 4th, 2019

Jim Daly: People sometimes ask: “What was it like?”

Was it hard? Yes. Did we get hurt? Yes, many of us did. Would we do it again? Absolutely.

  • May 4th, 2019

Danny Westneat: It’s getting late early out there, as both of Washington’s presidential contenders already are flopping

Inslee was just beaten out of the gate on his sole reason for political being by one of the airier candidates in the field.

  • May 2nd, 2019

Jonathan Bernstein: Nixon got pushed out by Republicans. Trump might, too

The confrontation between Donald Trump and the House of Representatives — in…

  • May 2nd, 2019

Leon Aron: There’s a bigger Russian threat than meddling: Vladimir Putin is acting like he wants war

By Leon Aron Los Angeles Times Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S.…

  • May 1st, 2019

John M. Crisp: Every American should read the Mueller report

Robert Mueller’s report landed with an anticlimactic thud. It seems to have…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

Jon Healey: The Trump economy powers on

Even President Donald Trump can’t seem to stop the Trump economy from…

  • Apr 30th, 2019

A clean fuel standard means new jobs and cleaner air in our state

Washington state is missing out on a multibillion dollar market1 of low-cost,…

  • Apr 27th, 2019

Home at the beach, it’s finally time for this editor to retire

Reflections on the people, the lives, the memories behind the stories

Angela Stuesse: Vengeance drives Trump immigration policy

High-profile organizers and movement leaders have been detained and deported in New York, Colorado and Washington.

  • Apr 25th, 2019