Opinions

  • Thank you, Starbucks, for copping to the reality of implicit bias
    by Leonard Pitts Jr. on April 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

    The coffee giant deserves credit for one of the most authentic and creative corporate responses in recent memory. One of the bravest, too, given the likely hit to the company’s coffers the mass closure represents. […]

  • Polarization: Changing hearts
    by Letters editor on April 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Since 1995, when I initiated a course that brought a diverse group of students to study at the University of Washington’s Rome Center, I have had the privilege of participating in various conversations about cultural differences that were magnified by being in an unfamiliar setting, where everyone was a foreigner, myself included. Students who might […]

  • Airplane safety: Sensible measures
    by Letters editor on April 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Everybody is worried about broken fan blades, but nobody is questioning why we have passenger windows large enough to suck passengers out of the plane. A 6-inch window (or no window at all) would be just fine. Also, all cars have shoulder straps with their seat belts. Why not have them in planes? That young […]

  • Trump team: Winning and cheating — there’s a difference
    by Letters editor on April 20, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    A disturbing issue with President Donald Trump and Trumpism is that there is a confusion between winning and cheating. Winning is only legitimate when the goal has been achieved through determination, effort and fair play in accordance with established rules. When cheating is used in order to reach a goal, then the achievement is tarnished […]

  • Sex trafficking: Children depend on us
    by Letters editor on April 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    The editorial “A major victory in fight to end sex trafficking” correctly applauds the Department of Justice Department for finally taking action. For too long, Backpage.com has profited by publishing ads of those in the business of child sex trafficking. However, the editorial could have gone further in acknowledging the significant groundwork done at the […]

  • Trump is not Nixon and North Korea is not China
    by Eli Lake on April 20, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    There is no chance this summitry will unshackle a great power the way Nixon’s fateful trip to China did in 1972. […]

  • Syria through the Russia prism
    by Trudy Rubin on April 20, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    The contest between Washington and Moscow over Syria has implications that go far beyond the boundaries of the Middle East. […]

  • Crony capitalism and protectionism are the despot’s way
    by Michael Albertus and Victor Menaldo on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Don’t be comforted by the health of the economy. The Trump administration’s policies and decisions pose a threat to future prosperity. […]

  • Seattle should reject head tax on jobs
    by Seattle Times editorial board on April 20, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    The Seattle City Council’s call for a tax on jobs is a hollow gesture that will hurt, not help, the working class. Mayor Jenny Durkan should veto this misguided scheme if it’s approved by the council. […]

  • Starbucks: Kindness in Seattle
    by Letters editor on April 20, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Just to balance things a bit, the staff at my local Starbucks bends over backward to accommodate everyone. Homeless people nap on the comfy chairs, whether they are black, white, Asian or Hispanic. They do not buy any coffee. I have never seen any problems, and the place is always clean. Perhaps some of the […]