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Rights versus privileges

Rights versus privileges

To the Editor: It appears that Mr. Don Vowell (Why is a gun different than a car?, June 12), doesn’t know the difference between a right and a privilege, so let me explain slowly for him. A right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, while a privilege comes from government. That’s why the state can […]

2015 campaign has truly started

2015 campaign has truly started

By MICHAEL GERSON   Stealthily demonstrating one of Jeb Bush’s more controversial policy views—the need for Common Core history standards—an “anonymous ally” is quoted in The New York Times as saying that “the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett’s Charge engagement with his main opponents.” Republican politicians have generally preferred Teddy Roosevelt’s […]

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Refreshing is what it is when a member of Congress who seeks the presidency lets us know what’s on his mind rather than echoing what’s on the mind of a billionaire who underwrites his campaign.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is that refreshing candidate who will run for the highest political office in the U.S. where he says […]

Bike to end polio

Bike to end polio

On Sunday, June 28, the Rotary Club of Keizer will stage Ride 45 on the 45th, a recreational 45-mile bicycle ride to raise funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.  There will also be a 12-mile family friendly route. Riders can begin the 45- or 12-mile mapped routes anytime between 8 a.m. and 9:30. […]

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Finding  150 volunteers a day to build the Big Toy might seem a challenge. Feeding those 150 workers three times a day for five days appeared to most a Herculean task. But for Dave Bauer the answer was simple; reach out to the faith community and ask them to […]

John Leroy Sanford

John Leroy Sanford

January 8, 1931 – May 23, 2015

Why is a gun different than a car?

Why is a gun different than a car?

A Box of Soap by Don Vowell Oregon House Bill 3093, with Rep. Bill Post as chief sponsor, would allow concealed handgun licensees from many other states to legally carry in Oregon.  “If you have a driver’s license you can drive a 2,000 pound car in any state without anyone blinking an eye.  What’s the […]

Failed law cost $2 billion up north

Failed law cost $2 billion up north

To the Editor: A recent letter mentioned Canada spending $10 million on failed gun laws. In fact, it was over $2 billion. The decades-long farce ended in the single greatest defeat for gun control advocates since the invention of gun powder. In an almost unbelievable example of irony anti-gun leader Wendy Cukier has done more than Sam […]

France School event a success

France School event a success

To the Editor: The France School of Dance would like to thank the community and the students for donating 748 pounds of food and $343 in donations to the Keizer Community Food Bank. Our performance/food drive was held May 26 the at North Salem High School. Linda Martin Keizer

The King Dollar/low energy nexus

The King Dollar/low energy nexus

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW The strong May jobs report, including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls, reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices. But where’s the harm? King Dollar, along with the supply benefits of the fracking revolution, may actually be propping up a subpar […]

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