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Another special session is upon us. Truthfully, it’s been going on for awhile among those in the fraternity of lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staff toiling in the state Capitol. They’re all used to not finishing on time — which this year meant by April 23 — and a few don’t know any other way.
When sizing up someone, which trait is more important? Trusting that person, or knowing that person is competent? This is the question that social psychologist Amy Cuddy posed in her book, “Presence.” What she found can give us an insight into our political leaders and their effectiveness.
Ah the Oxford comma. It’s just a tiny little squiggle of ink, but there’s an endless debate over its necessity and use. Just last month, for example, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruling recently hung on the use — or lack of — the Oxford comma that a judge said changed the meaning of a law.
After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial dividends they’ve been seeking.
“The BUCK STOPS here” was a sign that sat on President Harry Truman’s desk. The meaning of this pithy phrase was that responsibility for performance was not passed on beyond this point.
The Courier-Herald’s article about the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation’s annual giving campaign has generated questions and concern from community members, especially within our senior population. We appreciate the editor letting us address these concerns.
Once upon a time, I was a kid who lived at home and was tired of having adults nag me. Do your home work… is your bed made… who broke the vase… brush your teeth… don’t forget to do the dishes… why is there chewed gum all over the bed frame… why did you hit your brother with a tennis racket? I was excited to become an adult and be able to do whatever I wanted, when I wanted.
“Trump identified the right problem too early,” according to “Geopolitical Futures” analyst George Friedman in an article entitled, “Trump’s Dilemma: President Donald Trump’s Ability to Make Changes Depends On Whether His Support Rises Or Falls.”
Another left-wing progressive column from Elfers on March 22 compels me to write this letter.
We are finally nearing the end of the logistical hell that is wedding planning.
I’m forced to conclude that Dave Reichert was stating a big fat lie when he said his goal remains to provide healthcare access for all Americans.
“If you don’t like the way we are bringing you up, find those who do better and copy them.” These were words from my mother when I was 13 or 14.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence, lack of effective treatment and enormous costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with suspicion of talking to and listening to whom.
“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling” (Proverbs 26:27). This ancient Hebrew proverb brings to mind the current Republican-controlled Congress and its 60 or so past attempts to destroy Obamacare.
Everyone understands the problem. No one opposes the solution.
How would you feel if you witnessed the aftermath of a shooting of a black man by two white police officers in your yard? This happened last year to my cousin. That event brought her sleepless nights, pain, conflicting emotions and confusion.
I am responding to Richard Elfers’ opinion column regarding whether or not people should be allowed to disobey the law based on their own religious beliefs.
As the ruling majority in the state Senate, Republicans can bring up pretty much what they want on the floor when they please.
On March 2, 1899, President McKinley signed legislation creating a 365-square-mile national park, the fifth ever designated by Congress.