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Are we all Cecil?

Are we all Cecil?

The killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by an American is a story that won’t go away. Outrage was registered on social media. There are those who are baffled by the uproar of the killing of Cecil the lion but not over the deaths of improverished children around the world, soldiers and others. Anytime there […]

A Trump-led GOP will fail, and deserve it

A Trump-led GOP will fail, and deserve it

By MICHAEL GERSON   At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill. This judgment is unfair to a few candidates—Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio come to mind—delivering thoughtful speeches. But in portions of the Republican field, the normal limits of civility have […]

How many candidates ready to end Medicare?

How many candidates ready to end Medicare?

Who knows, but Jeb Bush is simply following orders from his wealthy benefactors when he announced the other day that the U.S. ought to phase out Medicare.  Medicare is the federal program established in 1965 that provides health insurance to Americans once they’re 65 years of age and that has and continues to keep senior Americans from the […]

Use signs to promote local events

Use signs to promote local events

Keizer needs two central electronic signs that continually announce all the events and activites that happen every week in our town these days. Not all sets of eyes are on the same website or same media. Two sizable signs on River Road, one at Chemawa Road, the other at Lockhaven Drive, would be seen by […]

Doing justice means free speech

Doing justice means free speech

By MATT CHAPPELL I am appalled by some of the things that I see going on in our nation, but after years of experience I have come to realize that many of the things which go on have the design of turning me against my own country. But I realize that they are not my […]

Can’t beat ‘em

Can’t beat ‘em

To the Editor: It has finally dawned on me, the National Rifle Association (gun nuts) have won.  With almost no chance for meaningful gun control legislation, the only opportunity left for people to obtain even a semblance of protection is to buy a gun and a Kevlar vest and wear them all of the time. Might […]

Iran nuclear deal

Iran nuclear deal

To the Editor: The Iran deal will make the world a more dangerous place, unless we write to our elected officials to modify it a follows: Make any lifting of sanctions be contingent upon unlimited access to possible nuclear weapons  sites; and perhaps make this preventing of nuclear weapons go on for  more than 10 […]

Americans polarized but ambivalent

Americans polarized but ambivalent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in […]

Trump setting the wrong tone for 2016

Trump setting the wrong tone for 2016

The only known GOP hopeful to have come to Donald Trump’s defense is Senator Ted Cruz  (R-Texas).  However, even he apparently has had some second thoughts about The Donald after Trump’s critical comments several days ago regarding Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). At Iowa’s Family Leadership Summit.  Trump, as we know, was annoyed with McCain who put down as […]

A calm, reasonable voice wanted

A calm, reasonable voice wanted

Will a calm voice ever be heard again in our national politics? This year alone has resulted in so much vitriol from every side. Anger still lingers about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and there remain calls for its repeal even after the U.S. Supreme Court let it stand. The same court’s ruling on same-sex […]

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