Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Christine Dieker

Christine Dieker

Christine Dieker’s last day as executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce was April 28. She retired after more than 17 years as the manager and the public face of the chamber. The Keizer business community was always her focus. She was a vocal advocate of Keizer and its businesses as any one. The […]

Fatal stabbing report

Fatal stabbing report

To the Editor: Your report on the fatal stabbing of Jeff Holly on Brooks Avenue (Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing, April 22) was irresponsible. A collection of quotes from disgruntled neighbors and police blotter records do not constitute the truth.  I lived with Jeff Holly for the nine years previous to the Brooks Avenue […]

The state of disunion

The state of disunion

By MICHAEL GERSON The 2016 presidential race already counts an extraordinary accomplishment: It has made the 2000 election seem like the good old days.    Before Bush v. Gore became a Supreme Court controversy, the contest seemed to demonstrate that American politics was modernizing in a hopeful direction. Clintonism (including Al Gore’s slightly revised version) […]

What will US foreign policy be in 2017?

What will US foreign policy be in 2017?

In the realm of too silly to believe, Donald J. Trump could be this nation’s next president. Although polls lead one to believe that a victory by Hillary Clinton over Trump is a foregone conclusion, we won’t be certain of the outcome until, at the very earliest, near midnight on Nov.8. In the meantime, Trump has now said […]

The Trump pivot

The Trump pivot

By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON – Word on the street is that Donald Trump wants to hire a serious campaign team and give some serious policy speeches – 10 months after his presidential announcement and just as he has nearly secured the Republican nomination. A consistent plurality of GOP primary voters has found such establishment credentials […]

Obama’s Legacy Tour

Obama’s Legacy Tour

By Phyllis Schlafly President Obama quietly slipped out of the country last week for a world tour intended to enhance his “legacy” as a globalist. His first stop was Saudi Arabia to reassure King Salman of America’s continued support for that brutal absolute monarchy, where Christians are forbidden to worship openly. Obama then went to […]

It’s spring!

It’s spring!

The weather has improved, the outdoors are drier and warmer so conditions invite the planting of one’s favorite flowers and vegetables. The amateur gardener like me has gone to a nursery and bought seeds or small plants already underway. A day or two is spent getting the ground ready by way of a bag or […]

Having fun with lemons

Having fun with lemons

Lemonade Day is the antidote to the “Mom, there’s nothing to do” lament. With a nudge, a parent, a guardian or a teacher can convince a Keizer youngster that the cure for the ‘nothing to do’ blues is starting a business. Started in Texas, Lemonade Day has blossomed across the country—sales top $50 million each […]

Choose talk over punishment

Choose talk over punishment

By RANDOM PENDRAGON I just read MHS overflow clogs street by Craig Murphy. What this neighborhood is doing is punishing a large amount of students because of the actions of a few. I personally know people who use this gate to not only drive, but walk to school in a timely and convenient matter. The people who are proposing the […]

Stores closing due to higher wage

Stores closing due to higher wage

To the Editor: I am very disappointed in any business that uses the excuse that a higher minimum wage is the reason they are closing. I find it confusing that you wouldn’t want to pay a decent wage for people so they can even exist. No one can live on minimum wage as it is […]

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