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Why virtual in a land of amazing beauty?

Why virtual in a land of amazing beauty?

Oregon provides the most lovely settings and beautiful landscapes for enjoying life in the whole natural world. Most of America is a feast for the eyes of those fortunate enough to live here. What causes me considerable wonder is why so many Oregonians, and other Americans throughout our land, find it necessary to alter their consciousness through use of drugs, […]

Local election is over

Local election is over

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. And now it’s over. Laura Reid was officially declared the winner in her race for Keizer City Council Position 1 over Allen Barker this week by the Marion County elections divison. She won by 109 votes out of a total of more than 12,300 cast. There’s a lesson here […]

What kind of Christmas?

What kind of Christmas?

By LYNDON ZAITZ People celebrate Christmas in many ways and for different reasons. Some celebrate the birth of Christ, some celebrate children, some celebrate Santa Claus. Others mark the season with a mix of reasons. It can be argued that the Christmas season is the favorite time of year for most, even with the frustrations, […]

The Third Reich isn’t on the way

The Third Reich isn’t on the way

By BERNARD GOLDBERG Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of the most illiberal people in America these days … are liberals. Liberals are the ones who pride themselves on being open-minded. But who are the ones on college campuses stifling speech they don’t like? It’s not conservative students. In 1944, college-age men were storming the beach […]

Fasten your seat belts

Fasten your seat belts

There are millions of Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump as their next president. So many decided that a change in direction on national policies was important that many blue states flipped over to become red states. This after a campaign in which the winning candidate did not lay out a specific agenda—just a […]

Christmas in Keizer

Christmas in Keizer

Many homes are still enjoying Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and cleaning up after a house full of guests and now their attention turns to the Christmas season. Keizer does love Christmas and there are plenty of activities and events to help enjoy their favorite time of year. It all starts with the annual lighting of Keizer’s […]

Democrats at a crossroads

Democrats at a crossroads

By MICHAEL GERSON    While the challenges of the GOP —its long-term demographic difficulties, its erratic leadership, the bitter struggle for its ideological soul—are obscured by victory, the problems of the Democratic Party are on full display. Republicans suffer from heart disease; Democrats have an ugly, gushing head wound. The losing party would be foolish […]

Campaign promises already trashed

Campaign promises already trashed

Recognized economists, writing on the subject of the anticipated Trump presidency, predict a “short” four-year term that will be damaging to jobless and low-wage American workers. It is now predicted that the nation’s big corporations and Wall Street will retain the upper hand over struggling workers who helped to elect him in what’s recognized as a populist […]

Malheur Refuge standoff taught us about a few things

Malheur Refuge standoff taught us about a few things

Ammon Bundy, quoted on his acquittal of charges in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge armed occupation, expressed amazement that anyone could fail to take the side of the “people” instead of the government. Ideally, government is of the people, by the people, and for the people.  I am both people and part of the government. […]

A needed inspirational message

A needed inspirational message

To the Editor: I am sharing this message from a friend, Bret Oldham, with all my Facebook friends. This is precisely what I had in mind to inform to the citizens of America. I used to coach basketball and was very successful at it. One of the reasons for that success was due to the […]

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