Commentary: The rudderless West

In August 1990, George H.W. Bush met Margaret Thatcher in Aspen right after Saddam Hussein’s … Read more

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Editorial: Class size an expensive, unproven ‘fix’

In 2018 state Reps. Margaret Doherty, D-Portland, and Brian Clem, D-Salem, introduced legislation requiring the … Read more

Editorial: Legislature shouldn’t force state to underwrite unions

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was wrong to force people to support causes … Read more

Commentary: We don’t need the cruelty of call-out culture

A few months ago, I listened to a podcast that has haunted me since — … Read more

Letters: Don’t endorse incompetence; Punish Congress; Bag debate deteriorates

Don’t endorse incompetence The Bulletin reports that Bend businessman Sam Carpenter wants to become chair … Read more

Editorial: Improve Oregon’s public records law

People seeking public records in Oregon get all kinds of abuse. Public agencies ignore them. … Read more

Editorial: County should add rural housing option

Fixing Oregon’s affordable housing problem is going to come in pieces. The Legislature passed a … Read more

Guest column: Committee bypasses the public in school name

As a longtime Bend resident, I am tremendously frustrated by the actions of the Bend-La … Read more

Letters: Nothing good about shutdown; A path to moderation; The need for Fox News?; Bad timing from Trump

Nothing good about shutdown This is an open letter to our president, our senators and … Read more

Editorial: Proceed with caution

Sometime this spring the city of Bend will begin work on a major new sewer … Read more

Editorial: Audit’s timing on target

On Jan. 8 the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office released an audit of Portland Public … Read more

Letters: Danger at Wanoga; How to address Trump; Bad cats; Fight Alzheimer’s

Danger at Wanoga Last month, we planned our yearly excursion to Wanoga Sno-park for a … Read more

Commentary: Flight attendants aren’t waitresses in the sky

The world’s first eight flight attendants took to the air in May 1930. They were … Read more

Editorial: Bend climate proposals are not voluntary

The city of Bend and its Climate Action Steering Committee are “inviting Bend residents to … Read more

Editorial: A salute to the creativity in the Bend schools and state fire marshal’s office

We have learned again never to underestimate the power of human imagination. The Bend schools … Read more

Guest column: Let Trump use the “Go Fund Me” page

This is the first year that I am making a resolution that I will be … Read more

Letters: Bulletin neglected important part of meeting; The flaws of reusable bags; Use care in redeveloping inn

Bulletin neglected important part of meeting Sen. Merkley’s Jan. 4 town hall was exhilarating, sobering, … Read more

Commentary: Making room for second chances in the #MeToo era

The longer that the #MeToo movement continues, the more important these questions will become: When … Read more

Commentary: Google knows you better than your doctor ever could

Thanks to a combination of Google, WebMD and the $6,000 deductible on my health insurance, … Read more

Commentary: We wised up about kids and screens

In 2014, when I started to write a book about the need to restrict the … Read more

Commentary: Iran’s tiny navy is trying to revive the Persian Empire

On the campaign trail in 2007, Sen. John McCain sang a parody to the tune … Read more

Editorial: Let voters choose council member

When Ashton Eaton goes fast, he can bring home the gold. When Bend firefighters go … Read more

Editorial: Keep Oregon off the team

In 2003 major league baseball fans persuaded Oregon lawmakers to help finance a stadium worthy … Read more

Commentary: Julian Assange fails the smell test

In news reports, WikiLeaks is sometimes described as a “radical transparency organization.” But in light … Read more

Commentary: The morality of selfism

You probably want to be a good person. But you may also be completely self-absorbed. … Read more

Editorial: Walden recognizes shutdown’s damage

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, broke ranks with his party on Jan. 3. He … Read more

Editorial: Money shouldn’t be an issue

The Deschutes County clerk’s office recently charged The Bulletin $20 to share public records. The … Read more

Editorial: Let’s hear it for Oatmeal High School

If Bend-La Pine officials want bland names and no public input, why not go all the way?

Trigger warning: The following editorial commits microaggressions against a popular grain, bland school names and … Read more

Letters: Going bag-free; Don’t restrict forest access; Wildlife on the highway; Protecting the Ochocos

Going bag-free Thank you, Mike Fitzsimons of Redmond (Sat. Dec. 29 — “Bring your cart”) … Read more

Kindness an antidote to internet vitriol

“They’re rioting in Africa,” lyrics to “The Merry Minuet” go, and this week, that’s true … Read more

Guest column: Winning the House was not enough

I am writing this letter to all the people who think their job is finished … Read more

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