Category: Opinions

Finland doesn’t rake

We were recently informed by President Donald J. Trump, who far too regularly comes up short of accuracy and eschews truth, that Finland knows how to prevent forest fires.  Trump came out to share his opinion on this subject and...

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Bush: sometimes things go right

By MICHAEL GERSON All the talk about the attributes of this or that generation is usually overblown. But there is an exception when a cohort of young Americans shares a massive, overwhelming experience of depression or war. A...

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Questioning our leaders

Some people identify as liberal, some as conservative. The definition of those labels have drasticaly shifted over the past 40 years. What was conservative in the early 1980s is now considered inexcusably moderate. Some...

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Codes need to be enforced

To the Editor: Keizer has some rules to keep our neighborhoods livable: seventy-two hour parking limits on streets, prompt graffiti remediation, house maintenance, vision clearance at intersections, vegetation heights over roads...

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Liberal panic on press freedom

By L. BRENT BOZELL III and TIM GRAHAM Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas first came to national attention when his looks—especially the patch over his eye that he lost serving in Afghanistan—were mocked on Saturday Night...

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Green Bay sets good example

A mere few decades ago in Oregon, those born here enjoyed a state in which the wealthy didn’t rule over much of anything and seldom were known to order public officials around.  Then, too, young bucks still had a chance to make...

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What is growth?

Government officials speak of growth a lot. But what does that mean to the residents of Keizer? How are we to define growth? Some say that growth means more jobs within our city borders. Some say growth means expanding our city...

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Shop local and small

Where will you shop this holiday season? Will all of your purchases be made at a major retailer or online? Or, will you endeavor to do some of your holiday shopping at Keizer’s small businesses? What is a small business?...

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After election, time to regroup

I’m going to venture a guess that whomever is reading this now is very thankful that the election is over, mostly because we can safely watch television again. Wow— there were a lot of ads on TV. I join you in giving thanks for...

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Where does autocracy start?

There’s talk these days about the many nations, some sliding rather quickly, into right-wing, authoritarian, totalitarian regimes where controls in all matters reside with a “strong man.”  So, what does the strong man do to act...

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