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Can voters really trust Donald Trump?

Can voters really trust Donald Trump?

To the Editor: Let’s admit it: Donald Trump has an uncanny skill for branding and marketing. How else do you explain the personality cult that has grown significantly around his campaign, except by looking at his expertise as the CEO of a notable company? He is, as are his supporters, under the impression that his […]

Empty promises of Trump and Sanders

Empty promises of Trump and Sanders

By MICHAEL GERSON In a time of brushfire populism, the problem is not the populace, it is the populists who seek to lead it. The two candidates who call themselves revolutionaries—Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—are, in fact, backward looking, intellectually timid and unresponsive to the real needs of the working and middle classes. This judgment […]

Time to stop clock-changing madness

Time to stop clock-changing madness

A couple of weeks have passed since we were put upon again by this mindless moving of our clocks ahead in spring and back in the fall. Everyone who survived can forget about it for awhile. Rather than resign to daylight saving time, I argue, the best response to this matter is to ask: Why […]

L. John Van Lydegraf

L. John Van Lydegraf

June 4, 1923 – March 15, 2016

Defying odds: Lady Celts take 4th in state tourney

Defying odds: Lady Celts take 4th in state tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes All season long, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team had occasion to let their emotions get the better of them. When South Salem High School denied them the chance to capture a Greater Valley Conference title, they didn’t break. When Jesuit High School ousted them from […]

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, March 21, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

The stain of accommodating Trump

The stain of accommodating Trump

By MICHAEL GERSON      WASHINGTON — Whatever you think of Donald Trump, his political achievement is enormous, and he deserves the credit.      With no background in elected office, Trump has led the Republican presidential field for eight months. His strong plurality has proven to be demographically and geographically diverse. He has soundly beaten a series […]

A modern moral to Downton

A modern moral to Downton

Many Americans, myself included, have enjoyed PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre presentations, Downton Abbey being no exception.  A very old nation, specifically compared to our own, there would seem to be a nearly endless selection of subject matter from which to choose. Nevertheless, Downton Abbey just completed a six-year serialized presentation that ended like all dramas my […]

Working to make Oregon the best it can be

Working to make Oregon the best it can be

From the Capitol By BILL POST The Oregon state legislature just finished a grueling 32 day “short session” at the Capitol and I’m still recovering.  I am not very happy with much of the legislation we passed so I am now working very hard to get new folks elected in House seats all over the state […]

Rosemary Justine Perkins

Rosemary Justine Perkins

May 28, 1942 – March 8, 2016

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