By MICHAEL GERSON So ends a foreign policy experiment that began with two choices in 2011. In that hinge year, President Obama decided to stay out of the Syrian conflict and to passively accept the withdrawal of all U.S. ground forces from Iraq (which he later claimed as a personal achievement during his re-election campaign). […]
A Box of Soap by Don Vowell You’ll be surprised to learn that an encounter with black-legged Kittiwakes is the key to happiness. I never saw it coming. Think back to a meeting, event, appointment, or date you were dreading that actually turned out to be a pleasure. Think back also to an outing you […]
Do you ever feel lucky to be alive? Most people do, especially those who are well and happy, when they reflect on the notion from time to time that they are, as the colloquial expression goes, “glad to still be around.” I remind everyone that Aug. 6 marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb, a […]
To the Editor: I was shocked to see in my local newspaper such a false representation of the nation of Israel and its leader Benjamin Netanyahu, posed as the perpetrators of violence in the recent conflict with the terror group Hamas. While Israel is not perfect, the current conflict is not a complicated one to […]
To the Editor: How do you feel about having an election and you know the winner before you vote? I am referring to the election in Keizer when there may be no opposition for council positions and the mayoral spot. The people running for positions may be well suited for the job but it would […]
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“Good Morning, Mr. Mandela” by Zelda la Grange c.2014, Viking $28.95 / $33.00 Canada 368 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You are entitled to change your mind. You don’t have to apologize or admit you were wrong. Just act on your new convictions and, sooner or later, someone will notice your different opinions, improved […]
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