Opinions

  • Blue Dog Democrats poised to play crucial role in next Congress
    by Josh Rogin on December 16, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    The question for likely speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, will be how she balances the wants of the progressive side of her caucus with the needs of the members from red and purple districts who actually gave Democrats the majority. […]

  • Paul Allen’s generosity gives hope for yet more cures
    by The Seattle Times editorial board on December 16, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    The new Allen Institute for Immunology will benefit Allen's hometown and people around the world, by helping researchers better understand the immune system and develop new disease treatments. […]

  • The Port of Seattle has a strategy for world-class maritime industries
    by Courtney Gregoire and Steve Metruck on December 16, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    The Port of Seattle Commission has approved the most significant and forward-looking investments in our maritime industries in more than a generation. […]

  • Where’s accountability after tax cut?
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    There were quite a few front-page headlines when the corporate tax cuts pushed through by Republicans, along with Republicans’ tired promises about how the taxes would pay for themselves. In contrast, you have to be a pretty obsessive newspaper reader to learn about the actual consequences of their recklessness. There it is, on page A10 […]

  • Neighbors, dig a little deeper to get to the bottom of Seattle’s MHA plan
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    You know that old brain teaser where perplexed security guards watch a guy take a wheelbarrow of dirt and rocks from a large construction project every night? At the end, you find out that the guy is stealing wheelbarrows. Look beyond the emotionally charged language on both sides of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda […]

  • Man and nature are interconnected
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    What do conscripting bumblebees to surveil agriculture; the use of pesticides in support of the shellfish industry; and “yes” and “no” Op-Eds on limiting the whale-watching industry in support of orcas have in common? The incredibly awkward human touch. The frequency with which our news cycle includes seemingly unconnected stories which when grouped together point […]

  • Hopeful voices in fight for climate action
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Two recent pieces in The Seattle Times speak powerfully to the current climate call to action. “Climate Change is Killing Our Patients,” by Michael Soman and Mark Vossler, highlights the truth of this unfolding disaster with threats to our very bodies. And “Hybrid ferries, no more coal: Inslee has a ‘clean energy smart deal’ for […]

  • Michelle Obama is a stellar fellow citizen
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve noted the many appearances of former first lady Michelle Obama of late to promote her memoir with pleasure. In her eight years of required protocol I don’t believe there’s been a single incident cited where Obama has stepped outside the bounds of dignity required for her official standing. This woman has paid her dues […]

  • Michael Cohen is on the right path now
    by Letters editor on December 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I would like to take issue with one sentence in the article “ ‘Smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct’: Cohen gets 3 years” [Dec. 13, A1]. It begins, “The sentencing in federal court in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Cohen …” My feeling is, on the contrary, this in no way represents a fall. He has […]

  • Moving on from Tariff Man to Shutdown Man
    by David Horsey on December 14, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    This is not necessarily a sign of bravery on Trump's part. He knows his hardcore followers will cheer for any stunt he pulls, so what has he got to lose? It is, however, a sign of ignorance. […]