Category: Columns

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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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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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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Klosets fill a big need

It started with an idea that bloomed into an actual space for high school kids to get the items they need, primarily clothing, toiletries and food. Though school officials and community leaders knew there was a need,  the...

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What hath WWI wrought?

The refrain, “the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month” will turn 100 years old in a few days.  It marked the end of “the War to end all Wars!”  Germany, its manpower and supplies largely spent and facing imminent...

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