Author Archive

Gray and blue battle anew

Gray and blue battle anew

It’s the silver anniversary of the Civil War. The Civil War reenactments, that is. This 4th of July weekend once again means the Northwest Civil War Council’s (NCWC) reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park, just north of Keizer. The holiday falls perfectly this year, as the three-day event starts Friday, July 3 and concludes on […]

The responsibilities of liberty

The responsibilities of liberty

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL A wise editor once advised me not to respond to the inevitable criticisms.  Martin Doerfler’s able and concise response to the most recent backlash relieves me of that need. But since that original piece we’ve had another sickeningly stupid shooting.  A young man entered a church and shot […]

Can we make education engaging?

Can we make education engaging?

Today’s high schools are relics of an age when the teacher was the possessor of knowledge and wisdom that was imparted to assemblies of students. Sitting in uncomfortable desks and not allowed to slouch, they were expected to say nothing unless a question was asked and an invitation to show the ability to answer was allowed by […]

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Civil War battles, a music festival and enough fireworks to make your head explode. Here is a round-up of where to see the best and brightest this July 4. July 3 through 5 The 25th annual appearance of the Northwest Civil War Council at Willamette Mission State Park. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will […]

The acceleration of history

The acceleration of history

By E.J. DIONNE JR.      WASHINGTON — Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.      The move against the Confederate battle flag in South Carolina quickly cascaded into a national […]

Religious and gay rights must coexist

Religious and gay rights must coexist

By MICHAEL GERSON       WASHINGTON — It is often the fate of conservatives to be concerned about the fire code and occupancy limit at someone else’s party. Never more conspicuously than concerning the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, Obergefell v. Hodges.      With many friends and relatives celebrating the outcome, judicial conservatives are generally anxious […]

A way to give that is right for you

A way to give that is right for you

By KRIS ADAMS My family moved to Keizer in 1964. I was 5 years old and I vividly remember that it rained for months leading up to a flood that year. I grew up going to Keizer schools and later moved back to the same Keizer house and worked retail until my retirement five years […]

CERT thanks supporters

CERT thanks supporters

To the Editor: Keizer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) would like to thank V2 Dentistry, the McNary High School football team, and Keizer Young Life for helping us set up June 19 for our annual garage sale June 20-21. We couldn’t have done it without them. They helped by putting up 20 x 20 tents, […]

Gun regulation debate continues

Gun regulation debate continues

To the Editor: (I’m) pretty sure that Don Vowell expected some push back from the right when he penned his piece (Why is a gun different than a car?, June 12) on gun regs. Vowell is perfectly capable of defending his position on his own, he’s much more articulate than I. That said, it seems […]

Jeb is right about 4 percent growth

Jeb is right about 4 percent growth

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea. “It can’t happen and it’s never […]

ADVERTISEMENT

Copyright (c) 2010 Keizertimes / Wheatland Publishing. Created by Born Invincible Design.