Category: Columns

Mandatory reporting in our schools

By GENE H. McINTYRE The front page article, Law Professor on SKSD mandatory reporting in last week’s Keizertimes resulted in a “Do I laugh or do I cry?” reaction.  There were several reasons for being torn asunder, the most...

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Real news about a fake dossier

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS After months of going after “fake news,” President Donald Trump has found a story about a “fake dossier” that he clearly takes to be real news. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn this week, Trump...

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Is our democracy under threat?

By GENE H. McINTYRE Ideally, if democracy in practice is the mainstay of a functioning government, the power must come from and remain with the people.  Elections are held and citizens are able to vote for the candidate they...

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General shames briefing room

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Since retired Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff, news outlets have portrayed him as the disciplinarian sent to impose order over an unruly President Donald Trump. Kelly rejects that...

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What if a band-aid cost $345?

By DON VOWELL Donald Trump doesn’t even care that I can’t afford a massive dose of Viagra.  I don’t really know that but it looks like the most reliable way to get his attention is to publicly insult him.  He invariably takes...

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A moment of unity

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS After violence pierces U.S. cities and towns, Americans come together. Later politics can drive them apart. Or not, maybe just this once. As a grim Monday morning dawned in Las Vegas, Nevada representatives...

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America rises above its grievances

By MICHAEL GERSON Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those...

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