Opinion

Tough times at Microsoft?

How tough is the economy? We wonder.

  • Jan 26, 2009

The perfect memory

It is a hypothetical question designed to have no correct answer: What is your perfect day?

  • Jan 26, 2009

How to close deficits

What do Washington D.C. and Washington state have in common?

  • Jan 22, 2009

Seattle’s tunnel will cost us, too

We’ve always suspected some elected officials of having tunnel vision.

  • Jan 22, 2009

Obama inauguration: Making history, restoring order

Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Jan. 20 is no doubt historic — breaking an invisible barrier of race as the nation’s first black president.

  • Jan 20, 2009

Dreams of war: Not your average teenage drama

For almost three weeks now, I have been waking up each night from nightmares filled with armies, death, war crime, and terror, all with a focused purpose: destruction.

  • Jan 19, 2009

Bring on tolls

As I sat in a sea of brake lights, trapped in traffic on State Route 520, plenty of thoughts danced through my head as my frustration mounted.

Death of drug-industry trinkets | Pat Cashman

I was at a convenience store the other day buying the usual — beef jerky and Mountain Dew — when I noticed the pen at the checkout counter.

  • Jan 16, 2009

The rise of dog parks

This week, I must announce a momentous shift in the fabric of suburban culture.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Let’s learn from our past mistakes

With the legislature now meeting in Olympia, and Barack Obama preparing his Inaugural Address, now might be a good time to recall two epic misadventures that vividly illustrate how not to close deficits.

Reporter editorial: Legislators on the hot seat

In three days, the Legislature will convene and face one of the worse budget shortfalls in state history. How it approaches this task will affect us far into the future.

  • Jan 8, 2009

We are just a few of all those concerned Redmond resid

We are just a few of all those concerned Redmond residents who were appalled with the city’s response to clearing the streets during the recent snow storm.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Yearly resolutions never really work

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?

  • Jan 5, 2009

‘08 political irony: Winners who lost

An intriguing political irony emerged in 2008.

  • Jan 3, 2009

More than a mouthful

I asked a neighbor of mine what he did for the holidays.

  • Jan 2, 2009

I live in Redmond, on Education Hill (on 164th Ave Nor

I live in Redmond, on Education Hill (on 164th Ave Northeast between Northeast 95th Street and Northeast 99th Street).

  • Dec 31, 2008

My 2009 wish list

It’s time for another glorious year. While I’m not big on resolutions — to me they’re little more than a collection things that I dare myself not to fail at – I do like to compile a small list of events I’d like to see happen in the coming year.

  • Dec 30, 2008

TV media wins in bad weather

You can read about the weather in a newspaper. You can read about the weather online, and maybe watch a video or live weather-cam.

  • Dec 24, 2008

Smarter than a fifth-grader?

Last year, after one of this area’s odd and paralyzing snowstorms, I watched a very dumb guy in a very fancy SUV suddenly whip around the traffic in front of him and barrel at breakneck speed up an icy hill. The icy hill came out the victor, as icy hills are known to do.

  • Dec 24, 2008

Wonderful stories behind the Christmas classics | John Carlson

Santa. Christmas Trees. Wreaths. Presents. Egg nog. A crackling fireplace. These are just some of the holiday traditions that transcend fashions and fads. They are joined by a collection of timeless holiday movies and songs, some of which have fascinating stories behind them, including the most enduring Christmas movie of all time: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”