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Good feeling about Rep. Post

Good feeling about Rep. Post

To the Editor: Even though we’re registered in different parties, I came away with a good feeling about Rep. Bill Post (Post talks about first year in Capitol, Keizertimes, Aug. 14). A couple of really positive things stood out. So, let me get one “partisan” issue out of the way. He stated: “Business will always […]

Hunting for a miracle on global warming

Hunting for a miracle on global warming

By MICHAEL GERSON   In recognition that internet questionnaires get more eyeballs than earnest columns on energy policy, here is today’s quiz on obscure presidential history: When President George W. Bush met Bill Gates for the first time, the topic of discussion was (A) nuclear power, (B) rural internet access, (C) global health, or (D) all […]

2016 candidates rattle the war saber

2016 candidates rattle the war saber

A couple of weeks ago, syndicated columnist Austin Bay wrote about World War II in reference to the number of fanatics in Germany and Japan who brought about that awful conflict and whose end in Europe and finale in Asia came with the detonation of two atomic bombs.  There were efforts all around the planet during the 1930s to prevent […]

KFD board pursuing emergency equipment bond

KFD board pursuing emergency equipment bond

In November, Keizer Fire District will have a General Obligation Emergency Equipment Bond Measure on the ballot. On Tuesday evening at the Keizer Fire District Board meeting, the motion was passed to ask the citizens of Keizer for a small increase in their taxes to better serve them. “We do the best to maintain our […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Monday, August 17, 2015 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

Real journalism, fair and balanaced

Real journalism, fair and balanaced

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS “Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn’t Treated Fairly,” read the Newsmax headline last week.Talk-radio show host Mark Levin told Breitbart News it was “outrageous” that moderator Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump about his coarse language—“fat pigs, dogs, slobs”—referring to women. Levin complained it was “a National Enquirer debate, not a […]

U.S. needs guidelines for entering war

U.S. needs guidelines for entering war

As things turned out, one could argue with fairness and accuracy that Barack Obama’s campaign promise to end U.S. warring in the Middle East was half-hearted. Many an American thinks he should have stood by his word while perhaps too many others want war now and, apparently, forever.  The debate over U.S. involvement in the Middle East […]

A Trump-led GOP will fail, and deserve it

A Trump-led GOP will fail, and deserve it

By MICHAEL GERSON   At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill. This judgment is unfair to a few candidates—Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio come to mind—delivering thoughtful speeches. But in portions of the Republican field, the normal limits of civility have […]

How many candidates ready to end Medicare?

How many candidates ready to end Medicare?

Who knows, but Jeb Bush is simply following orders from his wealthy benefactors when he announced the other day that the U.S. ought to phase out Medicare.  Medicare is the federal program established in 1965 that provides health insurance to Americans once they’re 65 years of age and that has and continues to keep senior Americans from the […]

The Boss Bass

The Boss Bass

Intimidated by a bass? We’re talking about Bud, an Oregon logger. A guy that straps on cork boots, throws a 32-inch Stihl over his shoulder, heads up mountains–that would give Lindsey Vonn pause–and falls giant firs to make a living. Intimidated by a three pound bass? Really? One of Bud’s responsibilities is five cows and […]

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