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Writer’s bias is showing

Writer’s bias is showing

To the Editor: I have to question Debra Saunder’s credibility in her opinion piece on Hillary Clinton (Hill’s emails: lying in plain sight, Keizertimes, June 3). Saunders writes the same lies and spews her hatred of Clinton just like the other Clinton haters. What Clinton is “accused” of is not a crime, she has not […]

Offensive parade entry wasn’t okayed

Offensive parade entry wasn’t okayed

To the Editor: Keizer is dear to my heart. Like many of you I see it as a place to raise a family, socialize with friends and participate in a great volunteer focused community. These are my first few weeks as the executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce; and, from the get-go I […]

Being the change is harder than it looks

Being the change is harder than it looks

By ERIC A. HOWALD My 16-hour trip along the outskirts of the criminal justice system began at 9 a.m. Monday morning. I was waiting in the hallway outside of Marion County courtroom for a man convicted of raping a minor to receive his sentence. It had been a while since I’d seen the inside of […]

What does Roots reboot tell us about now?

What does Roots reboot tell us about now?

I think it would be interestingto have those behind the re-making of Roots to confess their motive.  Roots 2, now available by TV access, is the second go-around adaptation of Alex Haley’s novel published in 1976. How much of what he wrote was based in fact about his own family, as he claimed, has been long disputed as his work was later found to be heavily plagiarized from […]

Persuade the community

Persuade the community

Mayor Cathy Clark and some city councilors say they will hold community conversation meetings this year to get a sense of what Keizer’s citizens want and what they may be willing to pay for. Last month’s budget committee meetings got heated over the issue of adding one officer to the police force. Witnesses and some […]

Hill’s emails: lying in plain sight

Hill’s emails: lying in plain sight

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Speaking in San Francisco last week, Hillary Clinton told supporters that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. “He roots for himself,” the former Secretary of State proclaimed, “and that’s the type of person who should not be president of the United States.” By that standard, Clinton herself has no business […]

Obama and Hiroshima’s moral lessons

Obama and Hiroshima’s moral lessons

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Unless you are a pacifist, you accept that evil acts—the destruction of other human lives—can be justified, even necessary, in pursuit of good and urgent ends. But unless you are amoral, you also acknowledge the human capacity for self-delusion and selfishness. People are quite capable of justifying the utterly unjustifiable by […]

Art should reflect the good of society

Art should reflect the good of society

Anyone who has lived in these United States can be excused if they agree that there has been a general deterioration in American morals and related behaviors. There are, arguably, many reasons for the decline in our ability to enjoy our lives free of bullets flying everywhere, rampant drug addiction, the inability to trust anyone save those […]

Trade and tariffs could define future

Trade and tariffs could define future

There has been talk during this year’s presidential campaigns about free trade and trade protections. If American people are inclined to look to the past they will find that during the latter years of the 1800s, the U.S. was viewed as possibly the most protectionist nation on earth. The most notable industrialists of that age, often referred to as the […]

Iris festival and its future

Iris festival and its future

Diamond in the Rough, the 2016 Keizer Iris Festival, kicked off earlier this month with the opening of the Keizer Art Association’s Iris and the Flowers exhibit including the art piece chosen for the 2017 festival (Merren Garland’s Total Eclipse of the Heart) on display through May 28. The Keizer Volunteer Fire Fighters Association held […]

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