Commentary: Is the Confederacy finally about to die for good?

The Confederate undead have a way of rising, zombielike, to haunt the American landscape. First … Read more

Commentary: Pluralism a strength of the U.S.

AL UDEID, Qatar — I’ve been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am … Read more

Commentary: Better training, more transparency would ‘protect and serve’ the public and the police

Sooner or later, maybe today, there will be another fatal encounter between law enforcement and … Read more

Commentary: College isn’t the only way to achieve the American dream

CHICAGO — The tide is turning on the “college-for-all” movement. Policymakers are finally starting to … Read more

Editorial: Feeling of safety must improve in downtown Bend

It’s too soon to say if Bend’s downtown is going to feel any safer, but … Read more

Editorial: Don’t expect Bend to arrest its way to a safe downtown

Some of the legal tools Bend police have to keep downtown feeling safe are not … Read more

Commentary: This week should put the nail in the coffin for ‘both sides’ journalism

He’s the false-equivalency president. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news media’s misguided sense … Read more

Guest column: County and state should support efficient irrigation

I first learned about water law in the early 1970s as a young associate attorney … Read more

Editorial: Bend’s sidewalk policy may soon make more sense

Some of Bend’s sidewalks are absurd. The city has required sidewalks to nowhere or new … Read more

Guest column: Support endangered home visiting program for new mothers

While I was still in the hospital after the birth of my daughter in October … Read more

Commentary: The trio that pulled U.S. back from the nuclear brink

After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower de-escalate? By scrambling its secretary of … Read more

Editorial: Some housing ideas are better than others

No matter how much some people wish, Bend is not going to freeze in time. … Read more

Editorial: Colleges should treat athletes like other students

As colleges, universities and the National Collegiate Athletic Association strive to end sexual assault by … Read more

Editorial: Don’t hide public information about the eclipse from the public

More than 20 government agencies, from Bend-La Pine Schools to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office … Read more

Guest column: Focus on goal of providing health care

The other day I read an editorial from The Bulletin criticizing Oregon’s plans to provide … Read more

Commentary: What is going on at the State Department?

Ben Cardin, ranking Democrat from Maryland on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has had enough … Read more

Editorial: Giving Bend’s neighborhood associations voice

Leaders of Bend’s neighborhood associations are feeling disconnected these days. The City Council no longer … Read more

Editorial: Keep election process open

Rigging an election isn’t just about stuffing vote-by-mail envelopes or casting ballots for the dead. … Read more

Guest column: Bend 2030 ideas don’t address housing need for low-wage workers

The recommendations of the Bend 2030 housing workgroup, recently offered to Bend City Council, may … Read more

Letters to the Editor

Buehler would be improvement So Knute Buehler wants to be governor of Oregon? Well, I … Read more

Editorial: The teachers union’s ballot measure had many problems

Oregon’s teachers union has declared that the state’s public education system is “crippled” by a … Read more

Editorial: Kids need to learn the structure of a sentence

Decades ago, many in the K-12 education establishment decided students would learn to write better … Read more

Guest column: David Brooks is no conservative

In the July 29 edition of The Bulletin, David Brooks takes President Trump to task … Read more

Commentary: If we start editing genes, people like me might not exist

It’s ironic that news of a breakthrough in human gene editing was released on July … Read more

Commentary: Why kids can’t write

On a bright July morning in a windowless conference room in a Manhattan bookstore, several … Read more

Editorial: Bend charter changes must be based on solving real problems

Members of the Bend City Council periodically kick around the idea that it’s time to … Read more

Erik Lukens column: The barriers to improving civility, order in downtown Bend

Fed-up business owners may need to get creative

A handful of people fed up with conditions in downtown Bend took their frustration to … Read more

Commentary: Eliminating the filibuster might make sense after 2018 midterms

As if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., weren’t miserable enough over his failure to … Read more

Guest column: Crooked River Ranch needs a different solution

Rep. Greg Walden is right to prioritize reducing the danger of wildfire at Crooked River … Read more

Commentary: Democrats, start aiming for the gut

I was talking the other day to a wise executive friend and he recalled for … Read more

Commentary: I worked all my life and then had a stroke. I need disability. But I’m so ashamed.

When you live in the land of opportunity and yours passes you by, a life … Read more

Commentary: Don’t forget the lessons of the Great Recession

WASHINGTON — The Dow industrial average hit 22,000 in August, ushering in yet another noteworthy … Read more

Editorial: Playing hardball in Salem involves money and votes

If anyone thought Gov. Kate Brown was above playing hardball with her opponents, consider the … Read more

Editorial: Wyden, Merkley push new approach to end damaging ‘fire borrowing’

Perhaps this will be the year the Congress gets serious about ending “fire borrowing,” the … Read more

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