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Design of the divine?

Design of the divine?

By MICHAEL GERSON The biographer Eric Metaxas recently made waves by arguing that modern science increasingly “makes the case for God.” Writing in The Wall Street Journal, he framed some rather weak arguments about planetary science, claiming that the parameters for the emergence of life are so precise and unlikely that they point to divine […]

How government helps the 1 percent

How government helps the 1 percent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance. There is nothing wrong with you if you believe this. Our public discourse […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Tuesday, January 20

William Ray Hanson

William Ray Hanson

March 15, 1921 – January 11, 2015

Don’t say Islam is violent

Don’t say Islam is violent

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Here’s what I love about the French: They’ve long understood the dangers presented by radical Islam. French President Francois Hollande swiftly called the deadly shooting at Paris’ Charlie Hebdo magazine “an act of exceptional barbarity,” without doubt a terrorist attack. There was no hedging. The Socialist leader didn’t engage in the […]

Climate change hurts the valley

Climate change hurts the valley

By CAMILA THORNDIKE and DAN GOLDEN The region’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, viticulture and forestry—all of which are climate-sensitive.  Summers are hotter and dryer with rains occurring as storms, rather than replenishing drizzles. Snowpack is decreasing.  Less water for irrigation, increasing incidence of pests and disease, and growing competition from weeds threaten local agriculture. […]

Washington’s psychological polarization

Washington’s psychological polarization

By MICHAEL GERSON As the 114th Congress begins in earnest, there are a number of things —such as tax and immigration reform and trade agreements—that political adults would like to get done for the good of the country. A commitment to incrementalism and compromise can be found, with sufficient diligence, among individual lawmakers in both […]

Putin’s follies have harsh consequences

Putin’s follies have harsh consequences

The Financial Times of London reported the other day that Russia’s former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has said of Russia: “There will be a fall in living standards. It will be painful. Protest activity will increase.” What prompted Kudrin to make such a statement? Not having heard a lot of talk about Russia of late, what’s […]

Celts rout Vikings at Kroc Ctr.

Celts rout Vikings at Kroc Ctr.

The McNary High School boys and girls varsity swimming teams notched dominating wins in the pool against North Salem High School Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Lady Celts won with a final tally of 125-41 while the boys won 120-31. There was only one race in the entire meet, junior varsity and varsity included, when a […]

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four familiar faces were sworn in during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Cathy Clark was sworn in as the new mayor after serving on the council for eight years. Clark took over the seat previously held by Lore Christopher for 14 years. Roland Herrera may be new to council, […]

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