Commentary: Middle-class tax burdens are at historic lows

Amid the partisan rancor surrounding the framework for tax reform developed by GOP congressional leaders, … Read more

Commentary: The Trump doctrine — ‘Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it.’

Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very … Read more

Commentary: Nature had provided Santa Rosa with a warning

Sonoma County, California, is 1,550 square miles of valleys circled by coast range mountains. Two … Read more

Commentary: “Drug dealers in lab coats

For decades, America has waged an ineffective war on drug pushers and drug lords, from … Read more

Commentary: McCain the Hedgehog vs. Bannon the Honey Badger

It isn’t hard to guess who John McCain had in mind when, in a speech … Read more

Editorial: Bend should consider parking limits for snowstorms

It’s hard to imagine the winter of 2017-18 will match that of 2016-17. Sixty inches … Read more

Editorial: Bend should get out of the development business at Juniper Ridge

Juniper Ridge has been the stuff of dreams and nightmares for Bend. City officials hoped … Read more

Editorial: New league is best of imperfect solutions

The folks in Salem may not be happy, but the Oregon School Activities Association made … Read more

Commentary: How Amazon took Seattle’s soul

SEATTLE — I live in the city that hit the Amazon jackpot, now the biggest … Read more

Guest column: The danger is the wrongheaded efforts to fight climate change

Climate change and what to do about it has been a subject of controversy for … Read more

Editorial: City and park district fail on Mirror Pond dredging

More than a decade ago, as weeds sprouted in ­Mirror Pond, people started talking about … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Legislative mistake on modified diplomas could have imperiled services

Special education is, in some ways, the Forbidden Forest of public education. Like Harry Potter’s … Read more

Guest column: Crook should reject Natural Resources Plan from political action committee

Crook County commissioners recently received, and are considering adopting, a natural resources plan developed by … Read more

Editorial: Ward proposal presents more problems than solutions

The push to elect Bend city councilors from geographic wards rests on the notion that … Read more

Editorial: Labor changes at PDX would be a bad move

Portland International Airport has one of the best reputations in the country for catering well … Read more

Guest column: Congress needs to act on clean power

With no Plan B, it is now apparent, the Trump administration is now undoing the … Read more

Commentary: Congress is on the offensive against Americans with disabilities

On May 28, 1988, Lisa Carl went to her local movie theater, something millions of … Read more

Editorial: Vote no on health care tax

Keep this in mind: If you want to say no to a tax on hospitals, … Read more

Letters: Reject CRR tax, support clean energy bill, respect supply and demand for labor

Reject CRR tax increase Your recent article on the proposed tax increase to support two … Read more

Editorial: County takes the right approach on historic designation

The Deschutes County Commission took an important action Monday to stop a historic designation and … Read more

Guest column: Lawmakers should take action on gun violence

It’s only weeks since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas, … Read more

Editorial: Bend Police should release details in public suicides

Bend Police should not have vowed to deny the public basic information about the suicide … Read more

Letters: Students must pay attention, Keep the Electoral College

Students must pay attention Reading your article about the Sisters teacher and the student, it … Read more

Editorial: Expand cautiously on affordable housing fee exemption

When Bend city councilors meet Wednesday, they’ll be asked to remove all system development charges … Read more

Commentary: Why I went to North Korea

Since my five-day visit to North Korea recently, I’ve encountered pushback from critics who ask, … Read more

Commentary: Outrage over Las Vegas must outlive news and election cycles

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Is it time to defy the National … Read more

Commentary: Gun control laws won’t stop Las Vegas-type massacres

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Is it time to defy the National … Read more

Lukens column: In new park, Bend’s dog owners get the smoker treatment

District bans a potentially unpopular park use on a flimsy pretext. Sound familiar?

If you live in or near Bend, and if you own a dog with which … Read more

Commentary: When it comes to Turkey, Trump repeats Obama’s mistakes

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy often seems designed to spite his predecessor. Barack Obama’s administration … Read more

Commentary: Yes, build the wall!

WASHINGTON — It’s time to build the wall — and, in doing so, prevent an … Read more

Commentary: China threatens U.S. Congress for crossing its ‘red line’ on Taiwan

In a rare pressure campaign, the Chinese government is demanding that Congress back off passing … Read more

Commentary: Oh, the things you hear! Dr. Seuss under fire from politically correct mob

“Walking into the museum, opening to the public Saturday in the author and illustrator’s hometown … Read more

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