Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Look for the real cause of price hikes

Remember back when electricity prices suddenly went through the roof?

  • Jun 26, 2008

ALL ABOARD: Deep fried, pan fried and sun dried in the Heartland

Greetings from our Hoosier home front.

VIEWPOINT: Help is available for homeowners caught in mortgage crisis

Many families in Washington are struggling. Property taxes are rising and the costs for fuel and food are skyrocketing. These added costs, along with some unscrupulous subprime mortgage lenders, have undermined the American dream for too many families in our state and around the nation.

  • Jun 26, 2008

VIEWPOINT: If not for yourself, at least quit smoking for childrens’ sake

Dave Sharpe looks at how smoking can impact the health of children.

  • Jun 26, 2008

ALL ABOARD: The latest from Indiana: Bed, bath and beyond

Despite my good intentions to share some significant historical observations from last week’s tour of the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Ind., I must hold the press on this to discuss the recent reminders experienced first hand of sharing a bathroom with three women.

Presidential candidates should look at history for VP choices

Political pundits have been in a lather the past week over possible vice presidential candidates. Will Obama ask Hillary? Will Bill ask Obama to ask Hillary? Will Hillary ask Oprah to have Obama answer Bill? Will Oprah ask Bill to look under his chair for a special prize? All this speculation over possible vice presidential candidates is wearing me out. I keep telling people to relax; there are many miles to go before such decisions need to be made.

Langley knows how sustain itself | Viewpoint

I have been contemplating lately in a deeper and more urgent way, the future of this community... and for the purpose of this piece I will limit my focus to the city of Langley. One, because I know something about how Langley works. And two, because in many ways Langley is a microcosm of the county, the state and the nation. It’s a community where a good number of folks understand what it means to live harmoniously and responsibly on the planet, how living on an island is different from living on the mainland or in a large urban community, and — most importantly — what might be required of us as individuals and of our public officials, to sustain our community.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Today’s cartoon

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson of The New York Observer.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Today’s cartoon

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.

  • Jun 26, 2008

The fist bump is just one sign of a potential terrorist

I was recently informed by a fair-and-balanced news source that presidential hopeful Barack Obama was caught on film bumping fists with his wife Michelle.

Today’s cartoon

Today's cartoon is by Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Today’s cartoon

Today's cartoon is by Cam Cardow of The Ottawa Citizen.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Cartoon for Monday, June 23

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, June 24

Today's cartoon is by Mike Keefe of The Denver Post.

  • Jun 26, 2008

VIEWPOINT: Bad time for U.S. to waver in support of Israel

Lorraine Smalley, a wonderful Goodwill volunteer who is very skillful at fixing up worn-out dolls, has read several books carefully and written out against the U.S. foreign aid policy toward Israel. I find it difficult to respond to Mrs. Smalley’s article because the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is very complicated and I would have to read books and interview many people before I could pass judgment on the financial arrangements between the greatest Democracy and the smallest Democracy on earth.

  • Jun 26, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: My warning to the world – Rachel Ray will eat your children

The more I thought about Rachel Ray winning an Emmy, the more I thought that I needed to write a warning to the world. When my manifesto is translated into foreign tongues, I hope the children will learn. My warning to the world Rachel Ray will eat your children.

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, June 25

Today's cartoon is by RJ Matson for Roll Call.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Blind support of Israel doesn’t make U.S. safer | Viewpoint

To the Palestinians who live in the occupied territories, and also the millions of Palestinians who exist as refugees, the founding of Israel 60 years ago means the catastrophe (al nakba in Arabic).

  • Jun 21, 2008

‘Sock It To Me Baby’ and other Dr. Scholl’s tales | Jim Freeman

As I age, somewhere to the left of graciously, I find it amusing that I have, in recent years, begun to sacrifice style for function. Maybe after developing one’s own style, it is less necessary to borrow the alleged style of others. Last Wednesday, after successfully solo laundromating in that city north of us that none of us want to be seen in, I journeyed by Big 5 to say “hello” to Diane. A few months back, when I last made an emergency run to Wally World for mindless gifts, I purchased my first ever pair of Dr. Scholl’s shoes from her. Either my feet are swelling as I age or my fourth-grade socks no longer fit.

Tuning in to ‘This week on South Whidbey’ | Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman says thanks again for showing up.