Category: Columns

A serene morning shattered

By TIM KELSH On Saturday, June 2, the serenity of a beautiful morning overlooking the Willamette River in Keizer was ruined by semi-automatic gunfire from across the river in Polk County. Approximately 500 rounds were fired that...

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#JusticeforShadow

To the Editor: When my cat went missing on May 23, I learned a resident here at Briarwood Estates traps cats. I started investigating. I put up missing cat flyers. I talked with a lot of neighbors that did not know, like me,...

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Thumb is on wrong side of scale

By MICHAEL GERSON America suffers from a persistent misunderstanding of the role of character in public life. For some— a diminishing few—political leaders should be moral exemplars. They should be men and women whom children...

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We all have to fight for America

Our nation thankfully recognizes a number of Americans who have contributed greatly to the country’s growth and development as bright and shining stars for all others to emulate.  Former President John Kennedy’s Profiles in...

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It’s a spending problem

From the Capitol By BILL POST As I write this, the Legislative Revenue Office has released its report on the forecast of Oregon’s tax revenues.  The new forecast shows a far better picture than an estimate released in March....

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Commencement season 2018

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS In 2014, commencement season stood out for the list of high-profile speakers pushed off the graduation stage at top-tier universities. At the peak of academia’s podium purges, former Secretary of State...

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Threats are an unavoidable fact

By MICHAEL GERSON Those who find “globalists” to be villains should attend to recent events in Congo. In the remote region of a remote country, government agencies and international institutions identified by sterile acronyms...

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So they were spying

By L. BRENT BOZELL III AND TIM GRAHAM Months ago, the Old Media proclaimed that President Donald Trump was more than a bit nutty in insisting his campaign was the subject of surveillance by the Obama administration. Now it’s...

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