Commentary: Trump, North Korea and positive possibilities

Once upon a time it was fire and fury and loads of sanctions like nobody … Read more

Commentary: Trump and Kim can learn much from prosperous, effective Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent such a short … Read more

Commentary: Recognizing the value of experience

Ever since the first college campus was created, its program of studies, modes of instruction … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Brown, please debate in nowhere-land

Oregon east of the Cascades is, once again, “the middle of nowhere,” as former Gov. … Read more

Editorial: Reconsider smartphone gaming

Oregon — the state, not its people — is addicted to gambling. The lottery provides … Read more

Commentary: Verdict on Singapore — better real estate deals than bombing runs

WASHINGTON — For a president who normally adheres to his own doctrine of infallibility, Donald … Read more

Commentary: TV used to unite Americans; now it divides them

ABC made the right decision when it canceled the sitcom “Roseanne” last week after the … Read more

Commentary: Personalism: The philosophy we need

A life in journalism shows people are always way more complicated than you think. We … Read more

Commentary: The Justice Department’s inspector general deserves some credit

The report released Thursday by the Justice Department inspector general on the lead up to … Read more

Editorial: Bill Moseley’s useful candidacy

Would-be mayor will focus debate on key problems and the city’s inability to solve them

On Tuesday, Bend City Councilor Bill Moseley announced his intention to run for mayor. The … Read more

Editorial: DHS should inform the public about foster care

There are always going to be problems in a foster care system. The challenges foster … Read more

Editorial: No need for new voting law

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has announced he will pursue a state law to … Read more

Guest column: Reproductive rights are deeply connected to LGBTQ rights

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people have found the courage and … Read more

Commentary: Let’s learn a lesson from Reed Smoot

A guy I worked with years ago used to call me “Reed Smoot,” probably just … Read more

Editorial: Bring an end to river turf battle

Artificial turf is not for everyone, but its installation near the river in Bend shouldn’t … Read more

Editorial: Give us more information

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that its adult jail has passed its … Read more

Letters: A poor city on a hill; Don’t embolden Bundys; Protect all Oregonians

A poor city on a hill Matthew 5:14, “You [Jesus] are the light of the … Read more

Commentary: Trump was outfoxed in Singapore

It sure looks as if President Donald Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore. Trump made a … Read more

Editorial: Retreat from the war on cars

Nobody should deny Bend has a war on cars. The city’s Climate Action Steering Committee … Read more

Editorial: Time to let the public know

Joe McHaney, director of the Madras Aquatic Center and the community’s Kids Club, was put … Read more

Commentary: Trendy bans on plastic straws are mostly bunk

New York’s top cocktail bars are facing something of a crisis. A fashionable global protest … Read more

Guest column: Birth control law working, but needs work

Two years ago, Oregon became the first state to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, … Read more

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Commentary: CON: Single-payer health care won’t pass muster in California or other states

DALLAS — Not so long ago Democrats would run for cover whenever a colleague proposed … Read more

Commentary: PRO: Single-payer coverage is best path forward for California and maybe others

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Everywhere you look, it seems another state has a single-payer health … Read more

Commentary: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade had it all — or so we thought

Having everything means nothing. Having every success you ever dreamed of means nothing. Having great … Read more

Commentary: Goodbye to columnist Charles Krauthammer

Editor’s note: Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is dying. What follows is an abbreviated version … Read more

Editorial: Trump should pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond

Mistreatment of ranchers sparked Malheur refuge occupation

Most Oregonians will long remember the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which … Read more

Editorial: A great reason to vote, every time

Some eligible voters stay home, because they don’t believe one person’s vote amounts to much. … Read more

Guest column: Don’t ignore the racism around you

Wake up, Oregon: Systemic racism exists in this country, and it exists here in Bend … Read more

Commentary: Trump-Kim summit: What to watch for when they meet in Singapore

The Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un will be the most riveting … Read more

Commentary: An American 13-year-old, pregnant and married to her rapist

Dawn Tyree was 11 years old when a family friend began to molest her. A … Read more

Commentary: There’s a miraculous chance to cure cancer; but we’ll have to pay for it

In 1971, when Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer, “conquering this dread disease” must … Read more

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