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Pope did the right thing on global warming

Pope did the right thing on global warming

A joy in the life of my wife’s and my own is our 4-year-old granddaughter.  She, grandma and I play a lot of games that allow us to enter her world of fantasy where magical thinking and denial of reality are the places we go in the make-believe of a child’s mind. However, when adults in positions of trust and power […]

Future big Keizer projects

Future big Keizer projects

The community build project is completed, a little later than hoped for, but the new big playground at Keizer Rapids Park will officially be open to the public on Saturday, June 20. All the volunteers who helped with the construction and those who donated money and materials can look upon their work and pat themselves […]

Impeachment in Oregon

Impeachment in Oregon

To the Editor: The Oregon Legislature is the only one in the country lacking impeachment power over state executives.  House Joint Resolution 31 is designed to correct that deficiency, and is long overdue. This bill was voted out of the house and is now in the senate, in Senator Rosenbaum’s Rules Committee. Please contact your […]

Rights versus privileges

Rights versus privileges

To the Editor: It appears that Mr. Don Vowell (Why is a gun different than a car?, June 12), doesn’t know the difference between a right and a privilege, so let me explain slowly for him. A right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, while a privilege comes from government. That’s why the state can […]

The therapy of helping a community

The therapy of helping a community

By CRAIG MURPHY Apparently I wasn’t the only one who noticed her. While at the Big Toy build site multiple times in the past week or so, I began to see some familiar faces. I’m not just talking familiar in terms of people like city councilors or department heads I see on a regular basis. […]

2015 campaign has truly started

2015 campaign has truly started

By MICHAEL GERSON   Stealthily demonstrating one of Jeb Bush’s more controversial policy views—the need for Common Core history standards—an “anonymous ally” is quoted in The New York Times as saying that “the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett’s Charge engagement with his main opponents.” Republican politicians have generally preferred Teddy Roosevelt’s […]

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Why Bernie Sanders deserves a look

Refreshing is what it is when a member of Congress who seeks the presidency lets us know what’s on his mind rather than echoing what’s on the mind of a billionaire who underwrites his campaign.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is that refreshing candidate who will run for the highest political office in the U.S. where he says […]

Kudos to Caillier

Kudos to Caillier

As you read this the big playground project at Keizer Rapids Park will be nearing, or already, completed. You and your children will be able to enjoy all of its elements throughout the summer. This was truly a community build, thousands of man hours from volunteers is making the vision of William Stitt come to […]

Why is a gun different than a car?

Why is a gun different than a car?

A Box of Soap by Don Vowell Oregon House Bill 3093, with Rep. Bill Post as chief sponsor, would allow concealed handgun licensees from many other states to legally carry in Oregon.  “If you have a driver’s license you can drive a 2,000 pound car in any state without anyone blinking an eye.  What’s the […]

Failed law cost $2 billion up north

Failed law cost $2 billion up north

To the Editor: A recent letter mentioned Canada spending $10 million on failed gun laws. In fact, it was over $2 billion. The decades-long farce ended in the single greatest defeat for gun control advocates since the invention of gun powder. In an almost unbelievable example of irony anti-gun leader Wendy Cukier has done more than Sam […]

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