The swamp gets deeper

Tom Price resigned his post as secretary of health and human services because the president didn’t like the optics of his using taxpayer money...

Team Pence brews a Republican civil war

Take President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” (Thou shalt not criticize another Republican) and shove it. The Big Tent GOP is following Ringling Brothers into oblivion....

A wooden chest for the living room. It’s a treasure.

What we’ve done is definitely counterintuitive. At a time when we are trying to declutter our lives, we’ve added a cumbersome piece of furniture. Still,...

How senseless can it get?

Since we were going to be away during the first week of the highly publicized “The Vietnam War” series on PBS, I set up...

An American madness

All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms...

News Flash: Researchers say kids should play outside

In what many would consider the most pedantic piece of medical advice ever, medical researchers have recently finished a study which suggests that kids...

Bikini-clad baristas serve up a lesson in free speech

SEATTLE — Amazon, which has made this city the epicenter of a retailing revolution, is not the Northwest’s only commercial disrupter. In the nearby...

Death, taxes and a grump

Re: Mark Miller’s September 30 Column I have finally realized there are three things certain in life: Death, Taxes and Mark Miller writing a negative...

After eclipsing the eclipse

The solar eclipse visible in total form across the United States — 85 percent locally — has passed. After six weeks the spectacle lodges...

How we should pray

One thing we learn from tragedy: that there is always more to come. We experience the death of a loved one, the suicide of a...