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Trump is not a Republican aberration

Trump is not a Republican aberration

By E.J. DIONNE JR. WASHINGTON — The lies and distortions that Donald Trump’s campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate’s outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we’d like to admit. Especially revealing and infuriating are the efforts to use Al Gore as a human shield against the […]

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Staying in Keizer was a top priority for Terry Ricker once he learned keeping Mr. Video and Games would not be able to stay in its Schoolhouse Square location. There were many reasons, but the most heartfelt one was the result of his reception when he moved the […]

Judith Ann Herber Peters

Judith Ann Herber Peters

December 16, 1942 – October 21, 2016

Never Hillary

Never Hillary

To the Editor: On Jan. 13, 2013, Hillary Clinton said, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Here are four reasons why Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be elected president: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods. Hillary lied after those four Americans died. Renee Dick Salem

A vicious debate indeed

A vicious debate indeed

To the Editor: For once a semi-positive letter about Hillary Clinton. I am sick of the witch hunt on Hillary Clinton. The Republicans have created scandals when there has been none. They make up false accusations and have a presidential candidate that says he is going to jail her when no criminal charges have never […]

Not all rosy at new Starbucks

Not all rosy at new Starbucks

To the Editor: It appears those of us who like to meet friends and settle in for a cozy chat are out of luck at the new Starbucks. There is not nearly enough parking close to the door, and the alternative is parking that involves a hike—not a pleasant prospect in our nasty weather. Inside […]

Descending into ideological psychosis

Descending into ideological psychosis

By MICHAEL GERSON    Given even the lowest expectations, Donald Trump still has the capacity to surprise. In recent days, Trump has sneered at the looks of a woman who accuses him of sexual assault, denigrated the appearance of Hillary Clinton, proposed to drug test his opponent, used his campaign to promote what appears to […]

Measure 97 taxes would even things out

Measure 97 taxes would even things out

Every so often, Oregonians experience an Elvis Presley moment—when almost everyone is “all shook up” and these shake ups almost always take place over proposals to raise taxes. Our illustrious legislature cannot come to grip the matter with any consequences, mainly, because they are too often more concerned about keeping their capital jobs than behaving like statesmen. Hence, […]

Trump confirms everyone’s worst fears

Trump confirms everyone’s worst fears

By E.J. DIONNE JR.      AKRON, Ohio — It was a two-track debate. At times, it was the setting for a detailed argument over serious issues in which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered voters a relatively straightforward clash of progressive and conservative perspectives.      But this is 2016, and eventually the third and final […]

Trump reveals fragility at the heart of American democracy

Trump reveals fragility at the heart of American democracy

By MICHAEL GERSON      WASHINGTON — It is the nature of extreme partisanship to turn honest disagreements into alternative realities. The representatives of our own ideological team must always be good and beautiful, strong and surging. Admission of facts inconsistent with this premise is taken as disloyalty.      The third presidential debate was a perfect test […]

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