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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 […]

Freedom of, and from, religion

Freedom of, and from, religion

Being ignorant does not necessarily mean a person is evil or bad; rather, it simply can mean that the person does not know.  He may not wish to know something and he may reject knowledge in order to protect his beliefs.  Whatever the case, this consideration with all its permutations and complications has a lot to do […]

Cheap populism helps no one

Cheap populism helps no one

By MICHAEL GERSON With defeat now the likely outcome for the Republican presidential nominee, the blame shifting has begun early and in earnest. To some partisans such as Sean Hannity, the responsibility for the expected loss—as well as for Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court picks and “whatever illegal immigrants do” —lies with Never Trump conservatives. Whether […]

Restructure school chief’s job

Restructure school chief’s job

There are matters about which I feel like shouting, “There’s got to be a better way!”  For example: the way we spend our tax money on our local schools, in this instance, the Salem-Keizer School District. One reference in particular has to do with the apparent knee-jerk need by members of the school board to raise the salary of […]

Measure 96 is big boost for veterans

Measure 96 is big boost for veterans

By PAUL EVANS This November, Oregonians have an unprecedented opportunity to assist our veterans who struggle to return and reintegrate into our communities. Ballot Measure 96 represents the most consequential investment in veterans’ outreach and services in Oregon history. It is imperative we make the most of this opportunity: it is imperative that we all […]

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