Opinion

Real life, like Risk, requires great self-discipline

My grandkids were fascinated and played with intensity. Two of them formed an alliance against me for a time to keep me from conquering the world. I, of course, took advantage of all the “teachable moments.”

Businesses should serve the public equally

Many a war has started over “deeply held beliefs’ and religious convictions.

  • Aug 14, 2018

Editor failed to be a fair moderator

Instead of framing the issues and allowing the readers to “form their own opinions on the matters at hand,” the editor chose to apply superfluous labels.

  • Aug 10, 2018

“Deeply held beliefs” no excuse for discrimination

Is it not time that we recognize that “deeply held beliefs,” sometimes are simply wrong?

  • Aug 9, 2018

Perception becomes reality, both nationally and individually

China’s problems can teach us all a lesson about the need for humility.

  • Aug 8, 2018

Southern Poverty Law Center no longer credible

The editor’s use of the SPLC in an opinion piece was flawed.

  • Aug 7, 2018

All encouraged to participate in this year’s National Night Out

This is a chance for neighbors to build neighborhood spirit.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Lindquist made our communities safer

He has a proven record of protecting seniors, locking up career criminals, and suing Big Pharma to recover money for taxpayers.

  • Aug 2, 2018

Approving potential Buckley apartment complex ‘a giveaway’

If the goal of the city council majority, they mayor and city administration is to continue being a bedroom community service Bonney Lake and Enumclaw, approval of this project with all the giveaways will go a long ways toward accomplishing that goal.

  • Aug 1, 2018

Columnist, AG debate core issues of Arlene’s Flowers court case

On July 3, columnist Rich Elfers wrote a column about Arlene’s Flowers, the 1st Amendment and equal rights. A few weeks later, Washington State Attorney General Bod Ferguson wrote in, challenging Elfers’ facts and characterizations.

  • Jul 31, 2018

Mary Robnett for prosecutor

We need to restore integrity back to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Jul 31, 2018

Don’t forget about liberal tribalism

The progressive policing and categorizing the nuances of cultures, people, or movements serves only to exacerbate divisions in our national social structure.

  • Jul 27, 2018

Firearms purchase warning ballot measure waiting approval

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

All can consider, what would a great leader do?

George Washington believed in representative democracy and hated the idea of an American aristocracy.

  • Jul 26, 2018

You, too, have the opportunity to learn abroad

Taking the chance to live abroad in high school is one of those priceless experiences. No matter where you choose to study you will be so thankful you took the risk.

  • Jul 26, 2018

244th is the issue, not the White River bridge

By definition, a chokepoint is a place where too much traffic is entering a space that is too small to hold it, either because the space narrows or excess traffic is entering.

  • Jul 24, 2018

The times, they are a-changin’

My friends, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing in such leaps and bounds it boggles my imagination.

Thank you Murray for increasing Alzheimer’s research funding

As someone who helped care for a mother with Alzheimer’s and who now misses her every day, I understand firsthand the impact this disease has on families across America.

  • Jul 19, 2018

Tribalism led to the loss of Vietnam, Iraq wars

Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.

The Fennel Creek Trail will benefit nearby communities

Contrary to the beliefs of some, the increased number of people using trails discourages criminal activities by increasing the number of eyes watching what is going on.

  • Jul 17, 2018