Voters pick honesty over personality | Rich Elfers

  • Oct 1, 2015 at 1:00PM

Americans are having a debate over what makes someone a good leader, according to George Friedman in a recent Stratfor article entitled, “The Crisis of the Well-Crafted Candidate”. The current debate over whether business experience matters much in politics was reinforced in A Christian Science Monitor article by Pieter Grier called, “Does Carly Fiorina’s Business Experience at HP Matter?” The current pool of presidential candidates demonstrates there is change in voter attitudes about what makes a good president.


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Shakespeare and some sex jokes | Our Corner

  • Oct 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian fashion and tune out the lesson. I know, because I was one of them. Ever since reading Hamlet in the seventh grade, I never thought I’d really understand, let alone like, Shakespeare’s plays.

Flame retardant | Editorial Cartoon

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 1:00PM

It might help one problem, but exacerbate another.

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Fines mounting on state lawmakers | Jerry Cornfield

  • Sep 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded. When Gov. Jay Inslee meets with Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the matter Thursday, it will be 43 days since the Supreme Court imposed its sanction. At $100,000-a-day, that’s $4.3 million. Ka-ching!

Oct. 2 symposium tells ‘What’s Trending in Oral Health’ | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department

  • Sep 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

Good oral health helps people maintain good general health and quality of life — but in Pierce County, our oral health needs improvement. The area’s health care specialists, educators and the public can learn how to address these challenges at the 2015 Oral Health Symposium on Friday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bates Technical College South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. Registration is required.

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