Editorials

Editorials

Evergreen must turn focus to what matters

The Evergreen State College is forking out $500,000 to settle a legal claim from two professors that stemmed from student protests last school year. We hope this finally lets the four-year public school turn the page on the turbulence and move toward greater campus civility.

Editorials

Uh-oh: Dueling carbon initiatives

The political path to imposing a tax on carbon-fuel emissions is very rocky in the U.S. Even in a politically green state like Washington, there is no carbon tax to strongly curb the emissions from fossil fuels that climate scientists link directly to global warming.

Editorials

Amazon is getting too huge for any one city

Online retailer Amazon is a world class power when it comes to innovation and economic disruption. The Seattle-based behemoth has grown at an alarming rate over a few decades, killing off many traditional retailers and putting far too many others at risk of extinction.

Editorials

Violence unwelcome on the left, too

A new battle line is being drawn in the free speech debate. Some on the left are redefining hate speech, in particular, as a form of violence, creating a rationale for using violence to shut it down.

Editorials

Port’s oil-terminal lease should be killed

An unusual legal move by Port of Vancouver officials does little to mitigate the failure of their original action or to restore the trust of the public. If truly desiring to act in good faith and demonstrate that they are beholden to citizens, representatives should begin to terminate an agreement for the construction and operation of an oil terminal at the port.