Opinions

  • Cutting Seattle’s navigation team budget would be a disaster for homeless
    by Lisa Dixon Howard, Monisha Singh and Lora Radford on October 20, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Tell the Seattle City Council not to take us backward on homelessness and to fully fund the city's Navigation Team. […]

  • Seattle voters — do you want solutions or more ideology?
    by The Seattle Times editorial board on October 20, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Seattle's City Council has done a poor job fixing Seattle's problems. It's time for new, solutions-oriented candidates, not more of the same. […]

  • A welcome and long overdue reconsideration of how beauty is conceived
    by Leonard Pitts Jr. on October 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Glamorous, gorgeous and dark, the actress Lupita Nyong’o is making a difference with her upcoming children’s book, “Sulwe.” […]

  • Boeing: It keeps getting worse
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Re: “Stunning 737 MAX text messages reveal Boeing knew of MCAS aggression in 2016 and misled FAA” [Oct. 18, seattletimes.com]: This Boeing thing reminds me of President Donald Trump and his scandals. It just keeps getting worse and worse. Steven D. Jones, Anacortes Most Read StoriesBehind a zoo built for animal actors, decades of concern […]

  • Americans and religion: Pray for peace
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Re: “Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing, survey shows” [Oct. 18, A6]: Reading this article makes my heart sad. It is no wonder that our country and the whole world has lost its way. Our Founding Fathers were very religious people who put together the Constitution based on right and wrong behavior. I […]

  • Navigation Team: Permanent housing crucial
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Re: “City Council again attempts to rein in team that clears homeless encampments” [Oct. 18, Northwest]: For once, I share the mayor’s sentiments and concerns on this issue. I believe that any plan for successfully dealing with homelessness in Seattle will depend upon a courageous and caring team of professionals from the city who are […]

  • Justice system: Uneven punishment
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Felicity Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in prison for “conspiring to rig her daughter’s college-entrance exams” [“Actress goes to prison,” Oct. 16, A2]. Martha Stewart served time for insider trading activity. No man (or woman) went to jail when Wells Fargo defrauded hundreds of their customers. How did the Wells Fargo management escape punishment, […]

  • Health-care financing: Medicare for All Act
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    “Hospitals often bill patients eligible for free, discounted care” [Oct. 15, A1] shows us the folly of requiring hospitals that have tax-exempt status to provide charity care for the poor. We could require hospitals to use a standardized method of means testing to determine who qualifies for charity care, but more elaborate regulation will most […]

  • I-976, car-tab fees: Don’t strip transportation funding
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Initiative 976 is a highly concerning voter initiative that will repeal significant funding sources for public transportation, highway and road construction, ferries and a 70% reduction in multimodal project funding. Multimodal funds pay for our State Patrol, our rural transit system and a range of other significant local transportation programs. Ultimately, state and local transportation […]

  • RIP, ‘America’s conscience’
    by Letters editor on October 18, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Re: “Obituary: Cummings, powerful Dem who led Trump probe” [Oct. 18, A2]: More than once, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings referenced his sharecropper roots so as to project the humility of his past, the distance he had risen, not to brag but to demonstrate to others of modest means, of nondescript upbringing, of race and status […]