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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 […]

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 […]

In memory of Sept. 11, 2001

In memory of Sept. 11, 2001

By ART BOBROWITZ On September 11, 2001 I watched the world change in real time with no editing or special effects. I was getting ready for work and talking to my wife. It was one of those surrealistic moments when the world seemed to slow to a crawl. The news media was frantic with speculation […]

Will Turkey become USA’s next Iran?

Will Turkey become USA’s next Iran?

A reason our government gets itself into so many difficulties overseas is due to the way it so often conducts business with other nations. A case in point is our most recent problem with Turkey. After surviving the recent coup there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the U.S. hand over the man the Turkish president says […]

EpiPen is mighty—but only for those who can afford it

EpiPen is mighty—but only for those who can afford it

By SCOTTA CALLISTER Controversy continues to rage over the EpiPen, fueled by social media protests over what many see as price gouging or profiteering by Mylan, the company that makes the device. EpiPens are used to easily inject a dose of epinephrine into someone struck by a severe allergic reaction. According to the Centers for Disease […]

Does Trump know what it means to preach?

Does Trump know what it means to preach?

By MICHAEL GERSON So far, Donald Trump’s outreach to African-Americans has consisted of stereotyping them as impoverished, as attending failed schools and as unemployed, and then asking what the hell they have to lose by supporting him. If this sounds like a typically biased media summary of Trump’s views, here he is: “You live in […]

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