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Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

Hillary’s Nixonian path to office

By MICHAEL GERSON   The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. A former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 emails she deemed personal […]

It’s the people

It’s the people

While parts of the world seem to be losing their heads and spinning out of control, Keizer keeps its cool and continues on a modest path. We’e a community that celebrates our kids  we  roll up our sleeves when our schools and organziations need help. The continuing crisis caused by the Islamic State in Syria […]

Paper is balanced

Paper is balanced

To the Editor:  Regarding Jim Keller’s view (Letter to the Editor, March 13) about liberal bias on the part of the Keizertimes, I note in the same paper, approximately 24 column inches devoted to supporting Keller’s conservative views (Michael Gerson) and 15 column inches reflecting what would appear to a liberal view (Gene McIntyre). The […]

GOP should be equal partner

GOP should be equal partner

It is hard to know what a Republican stands for these days.  With a newly won Congressional majority the only unifying theme in bills they have introduced seems to be “How can we harm Obama?”  It hasn’t helped them much so far. Each time they defer to the more extreme Tea Party bloc they get […]

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Promise of kicker refund isn’t so certain

Some good news for Oregon’s beleaguered middle class and those whose incomes are even lower: Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis has announced that there will be a re-awakening of the kicker law to the tune of $349 million. Of course, as always when the government hints of a break for taxpayers, this may be a false alarm if revenue […]

The Senate’s 47 percent

The Senate’s 47 percent

By E.J. DIONNE JR. In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining afterward that his sole purpose was to tell Iraqi officials that “if they want to prevent a war, they need to […]

Inequality’s effects on kids

Inequality’s effects on kids

By MICHAEL GERSON It is rare for a work of sociology to leave readers choking back emotion. Max Weber and Emile Durkheim were not known for writing tearjerkers. But Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. It is the culminating […]

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 […]

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