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The acceleration of history

The acceleration of history

By E.J. DIONNE JR.      WASHINGTON — Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.      The move against the Confederate battle flag in South Carolina quickly cascaded into a national […]

Religious and gay rights must coexist

Religious and gay rights must coexist

By MICHAEL GERSON       WASHINGTON — It is often the fate of conservatives to be concerned about the fire code and occupancy limit at someone else’s party. Never more conspicuously than concerning the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, Obergefell v. Hodges.      With many friends and relatives celebrating the outcome, judicial conservatives are generally anxious […]

A way to give that is right for you

A way to give that is right for you

By KRIS ADAMS My family moved to Keizer in 1964. I was 5 years old and I vividly remember that it rained for months leading up to a flood that year. I grew up going to Keizer schools and later moved back to the same Keizer house and worked retail until my retirement five years […]

CERT thanks supporters

CERT thanks supporters

To the Editor: Keizer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) would like to thank V2 Dentistry, the McNary High School football team, and Keizer Young Life for helping us set up June 19 for our annual garage sale June 20-21. We couldn’t have done it without them. They helped by putting up 20 x 20 tents, […]

Gun regulation debate continues

Gun regulation debate continues

To the Editor: (I’m) pretty sure that Don Vowell expected some push back from the right when he penned his piece (Why is a gun different than a car?, June 12) on gun regs. Vowell is perfectly capable of defending his position on his own, he’s much more articulate than I. That said, it seems […]

Jeb is right about 4 percent growth

Jeb is right about 4 percent growth

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea. “It can’t happen and it’s never […]

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 […]

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