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Keizer’s history: discovered

Keizer’s history: discovered

Yes, Keizer does have history. A lot of it as will be seen when the book Images of America: Keizer is officially released in April. The book, printed by Arcadia Publishing, will have an official release on April 16. The Keizer book will join thousands of others by Arcadia which chronicle the history of small […]

No advertising, please

No advertising, please

By R. WILLIAM STITT I have had a keen interest in seeing a large “destination” playground being brought to Keizer Rapids Park ever since my first child was born six-and-a-half years ago; ever since I scouted high and low throughout the region and found that no such public playground existed. I had traveled to many […]

Paper has bias against the right

Paper has bias against the right

To the Editor: I was very surprised reading the editorial titled “Do not be goaded into war.” Your prejudice toward any conservative positions is quite apparent. The first statement I object to is that “conservative politicans do not support food stamps, unemployment benefits, clean air and water.” Conservatives do support these programs but not when […]

Knight of Arts a grand success

Knight of Arts a grand success

To the Editor: On behalf of the McNary Fine Arts Board, thank you to each and every one of you for your generous support of Knight of Arts 2015. This was a record breaking year for us, and none of it would have been possible without your help.  Because of the hard work and generosity […]

Negotiating from weakness

Negotiating from weakness

By MICHAEL GERSON    Over the years, President Obama has been criticized and praised—but mainly praised—for lacking a driving foreign policy ideology. It seemed to be one of the “childish things” he promised to set aside as he launched his presidency in 2009. America’s conduct in the world would be characterized by outreach, consultation, flexibility […]

Israeli election could determine future

Israeli election could determine future

Next week, specifically March 17, will prove a most monumentally-important day in U.S.-Israeli relations.  It’s the day the Israeli voters decide whether they want Benjamin Netanyahu, who came here to indelicately kick our duly-elected president and our nation’s foreign policy, to continue as that nation’s prime minister.  Or, choose Isaac Herzog, who commented about Netanyahu’s visit as “a very harsh wound to […]

Do not be goaded into war

Do not be goaded into war

When in doubt, cut taxes or send in American military troops. Those seem to be the only choices for some of the nation’s politicians on the right. No tax is good—taxes feed the government beast that has an insatiable appetite. Cut off its food source and government will shrink to a manageable size, whatever that […]

The Bibi-Boehner coalition

The Bibi-Boehner coalition

By E.J. DIONNE JR. It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America’s closest allies, trashed an American president’s foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of Representatives interjected the United States Congress into an Israeli political campaign. It fell […]

Love transcends societal rules

Love transcends societal rules

Moments of Lucidity By ERIC A. HOWALD Joanie spent most of the day I met her on the couch where I had just started work as a vocational care provider for developmentally disabled adults. Joanie was in her 60s, her face pruned by time and caving in around her eyes and gums. She was mostly […]

The subversive FBI director

The subversive FBI director

By E.J. DIONNE JR. In the days of the civil rights movement, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was focused not on the quest for justice but on his fear of Communists. In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his magisterial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., Taylor Branch tells of a 1956 Eisenhower administration […]

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