Category: Opinions

A representative for all?

To the Editor: Seriously?  Our state representative, Bill Post, is back on the air and this time on the crazy station—opening act for the likes of Hair Club model Sean Hannity and Alex Jones. I get it; I understand the allure of...

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Crossing the Columbia River

To the Editor: Presently, there isn’t enough money available to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge in the manner currently envisioned. But there still might be a way to build the badly needed replacement by constructing a new...

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Divisons in our united state

By GENE H. McINTYRE What is most challenging is to keep our country united when we are so divided. Nevertheless, it’s not at all like this is a modern day phenomenon. Really, our divisions go back to American beginnings as any...

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The dangerous triumph of tribalism

By MICHAEL GERSON In his prescient science-fiction novel The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson describes a post-national world in which people organize themselves into affinity groups called “phyles.” Some choose to be Victorians,...

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DeVos and campus sexual assault

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talked to lots of people—victims, students who said they were falsely accused and the family members of both —before she started to reform a policy instituted under President...

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Keizer’s 9/11 memorial

To the Editor: The Keizer Fire District has provided a community memorial for the 9/11/2001 attack for the last sixteen years. It is a very respectful and sober event to remember those who died and the emergency responders who...

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The Dreamers deserve compassion

By MICHAEL GERSON “The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”         — T.S. Eliot We have every reason to assume the worst when it comes to President Trump’s motivation in...

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Gorge fire started by ignorance?

With half of Oregon seemingly on fire, it is no surprise that Keizer—miles from the nearest wildfire—suffers from smoke hanging over us. The irritation of unhealthy air is minor compared to those who livelihoods and homes have...

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Chemawa plants are weeds

To The Editor: I totally agree with Lorna Moore’s letter to the editor (Chemawa Rd. plants) on the plants along Chemawa Road N.  I agree with all the descriptive adjectives she used in the article which appeared in the September...

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