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Trump reveals fragility at the heart of American democracy

Trump reveals fragility at the heart of American democracy

By MICHAEL GERSON      WASHINGTON — It is the nature of extreme partisanship to turn honest disagreements into alternative realities. The representatives of our own ideological team must always be good and beautiful, strong and surging. Admission of facts inconsistent with this premise is taken as disloyalty.      The third presidential debate was a perfect test […]

Measure 97

Measure 97

Adding $3 billion in new revenue to the state budget is a great idea…on the surface. Sure, we want to be sure our schools have the level of funding needed to improve education. Sure, we want there to be money to improve healthcare and we’d certainly like to see more services for our senior citizens. […]

Community key to KNOW event success

Community key to KNOW event success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Keizer Chamber Foundation and the members of the Keizer Network of Women (KNOW), I would like to thank the Keizer community and surrounding areas for their support for our our recent “Roaring 20’s” fundraiser. Monies raised during the benefit will be used for our Keizer Chamber Foundation Gift […]

Support for Freeman in Dist. 25

Support for Freeman in Dist. 25

To the Editor: I’m supporting Sharon Freeman for state representative in House district 25 for many reasons. Here is just one. I recently heard Bill Post, incumbent in District 25, brag about how he successfully worked with both parties in the legislature to get his bill passed during the last session.  What was this bill […]

A vicious presidential debate

A vicious presidential debate

By E.J. DIONNE JR. It’s not an American habit for a presidential candidate to declare that he would imprison his opponent. Donald Trump, reeling from the release of an 11-year-old video recording his lewd and repulsive comments about women, went there anyway. And while he said he was “very embarrassed” by his talk of groping […]

Regulations have a place in the nation

Regulations have a place in the nation

A couple of Americans running now for high public office—Donald Trump, nationally and Bud Pierce in Oregon, are calling for cuts in regulations and less red tape. That kind of pie-in-the-sky stuff just may be easier to promise than deliver. Nevertheless, what’s got me more than a little nervous is what and where regulations and red tape will be cut and to what extent the […]

President

President

The presidential election will be decided by the thin slice of undecided independent voters. Presently Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump nationally by about six points. With the campaign entering its final weeks, any can happen. Trump’s performance in the second debate on Sunday evening could change things—either in his direction or in Clinton’s. Vice […]

I’m with her (Ameya)

I’m with her (Ameya)

Moments of Lucidity By ERIC A. HOWALD I always hesitate to call myself a feminist. It makes me feel like a stray dog digging up a stranger’s garden. However, as a father to an only daughter, Ameya, I also feel duty-bound to say something when issues of gender inequity arise. A day after the first […]

Support Citizens United

Support Citizens United

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Hillary Clinton has promised that in her first 30 days as president she will propose a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which she characterized as a “disaster for our democracy.” Because Clinton has a better-than-even chance of being elected president, who am I to […]

Trump’s immigration stand is wrong

Trump’s immigration stand is wrong

Some sources of wisdom on last week’s debate gave Hillary Clinton the win by an overall rout. That happened because Donald Trump allowed his apparently often uncontrollable temperament to take over. Nevertheless, Donald did well, even admirably well for about 30 minutes, when he drove hard his strongest issue: trade. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat and Maggie Haberman gave […]

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