Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

When there’s no money

When there’s no money

Several years ago this space called for the Keizer City Council to consider what the city would lose if the Herber property (informally called ‘the cow pasture’) was rezoned and that acreage was lost to development. A 112-unit apartment complex is proposed for that property. We haven’t changed our minds, but reality has set in. […]

The parade mural is done

The parade mural is done

To the Editor: Keizer’s first community mural is complete. It is a beautiful piece of art for the city of Keizer to enjoy for many years to come.  Keizer Art Association and its members greatly contributed to its completion. Several members  need  attention:  Kathy Haney,  Nancy  Erickson-Ward, Barbara Hunter, Shirlee Johnson, Wendy Lusby,  Pat Matthews,  […]

Trump’s tolerance of prejudice

Trump’s tolerance of prejudice

By MICHAEL GERSON  Once upon a time, I thought the repudiation of white supremacists was the easiest layup shot in American politics. Not for the Trump campaign. Asked recently whether he considered former KKK leader David Duke deplorable, vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said he was “not in the name-calling business.” Earlier this year Donald […]

Protests during national anthem

Protests during national anthem

It’s been done by the same guy in past years and he’s back at it again this NFL season, now being joined by other pro-football players. athletes in other sports and even some high school teams. Their protest, by sitting, kneeling or raising fists during the national anthem, is intended to bring attention to what they view as wrongdoing […]

Isn’t outrage exhausting?

Isn’t outrage exhausting?

The default emotion in American politics seems to be outrage. You can find it all over social media, cable news and talk radio. The vitriolic responses at Trump rallies is scary—Clinton’s remark about deplorables is hard to refute when one views unedited video from rallies where attendees’ anger is whipped to new heights that has […]

Candidate’s health fair game

Candidate’s health fair game

By DON VOWELL I plumbed the depths of my soul to bring you this piece. Actually the plumbing was hired out to professionals.  It was a common maintenance project with which many of you are familiar. The homeowner’s responsibilities are simple enough. You have only to restrict yourself to drinking clear fluids for a day […]

The unhealthy political climate

The unhealthy political climate

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Is a presidential candidate with Hillary Clinton’s health problems— pneumonia now, but also for some time deep vein thrombosis and a history of blood clots—healthy enough to be president? Most probably, yes, but her weekend health issues make you wonder if Clinton is covering up bigger health problems than her team […]

Saga of Cylvia Hayes continues

Saga of Cylvia Hayes continues

Which metaphor seems best-suited to describe Cylvia Hayes’ life?  Among possible choices are wrecking yard, destruction derby, train wreck, hurricane-force and man-eater; although it’s possible no one of these fits her, perhaps, all of them do. Whatever the case, The Oregonian in its Sept. 3 edition reported that “Eighteen months after Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes left the governor’s mansion, she’s in the thick […]

High medicine prices due to greed

High medicine prices due to greed

If you live in a congressional district anywhere in America, then you are part of the problem. Scotta Callister spoke of the Mylan/EpiPen thievery (EpiPen is mighty—but only for those who afford it, Keizertimes, Sept. 2).  I was struck because I am a large part of the problem.  There will be no “market fix” for […]

Up. Down. Tied.

Up. Down. Tied.

Media’s fascination with presidential election polls has gotten out of control. Every large media outlet, including big daily newspapers and all the broadcasters—cable and  regular television. Sometimes when results of the latest poll are announced with ‘breaking news’ immediacy,  a caveat will be added: that the poll is just a snapshot of the campaign right […]

ADVERTISEMENT

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