Commentary: Dictators are ascendant, but people all over the world are fighting back

By now it’s old news that the world is living through a retreat of democracy. … Read more

Lukens column: Oregon’s Senate Democrats hatch a political-activity tax

$3,500 fine aimed at boycotting Republicans is really a penalty for effective representation

When it comes to taxation, the Democrats who run the Oregon Senate are nothing if … Read more

Editorial: Bend should aim to dampen festival frustration

Downtown Bend can sizzle with energy, especially in the summer — festival after festival, people … Read more

Editorial: Committee discussions should be out in the open

City of Bend officials have reminded the city’s Transportation Advisory Committee members they are supposed … Read more

Commentary: Good economic news is awkward for Democratic candidates

With the U.S. economy producing another strong jobs report for June, Democratic presidential hopefuls face … Read more

Editorial: Campaign finance referral not the answer

The 2019 Legislature attempted campaign finance reform by referring Senate Joint Resolution 18 to voters, … Read more

Editorial: Proposed petition would hurt shoppers

The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO thinks it has a dandy idea: Limit self-checkout stands … Read more

Commentary: Thank (or blame) John Paul Stevens for your binge-watching habit

Many Americans are mourning John Paul Stevens, the retired Supreme Court justice who died Tuesday … Read more

Commentary: The day hope landed on the Moon

When I remember the moon landing, I think about my father. Fifty years ago, on … Read more

Editorial: Oversight is key to Bend spending

The city of Bend has agreed to pay $3.2 million to a Washington-based construction company … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Moonwalk is a flashbulb memory

If you’re my age (72) or older, or even a bit younger, you almost certainly … Read more

Letters: Walden did not do enough; Not so much has changed; No place for Boquist in Legislature; Boquist should be expelled from the state Senate; Carry a pooper scooper

Walden did not do enough Rep. Greg Walden issued a statement that he thought the … Read more

Historical editorial: Right in with Drake

Editor’s note: The following historical editorials originally appeared in The Bend Bulletin on Dec. 3, … Read more

Editorial: Union win is a taxpayer loss

State employees are celebrating a big pay raise and a boon for their health benefits. … Read more

Editorial: Investment council must put politics aside

The Oregon Investment Council manages something like $75 billion in the state’s public pension funds, … Read more

Guest column: President Trump puts patients in control

A few years ago, my doctor recommended a routine heart exam. I would be paying … Read more

Guest column: Why Bend’s bag ban matters

Recent editorials published in the The Bulletin objected to the city ordinance to ban single-­use … Read more

Editorial: Don’t recall Gov. Kate Brown

Bill Currier, chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, wants to recall Gov. Kate Brown, a … Read more

Commentary: 50 years later, Apollo 11 is still a miracle

It was a day of miracles and wonders. That much I remember very clearly. One … Read more

Commentary: What Pelosi versus the squad really means

What’s at stake in the struggle between Nancy Pelosi and the four progressive House members … Read more

Editorial: Federal government needs to complete hemp rules

Oregon farmers hoping to get into the hemp business have a problem. While both the … Read more

Editorial: Resign to run may create new Bend problem

The city of Bend’s change in form of government last year was supposed to give … Read more

Editorial: Any new carbon bill should return money to Oregonians

The 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature was a doozy. With supermajorities in each house, … Read more

Commentary: Scaling Wokeback Mountain

WASHINGTON — I was feeling on edge. Writing a column that sparks an internecine fight … Read more

Commentary: Congress must pass trade agreement

Last month, the government of Mexico ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The very next day, Canadian … Read more

Lukens column: How a savvy business, shallow reporting have given Eugene a hate-crime headache used crime data exactly as FBI says not to

Is Eugene one of the nation’s hate-crime capitals? Don’t count on it. But that’s one … Read more

Editorial: Oregon shortchanges special education

It’s no secret that educating K-12 students who qualify for special education services costs more … Read more

Editorial: State shouldn’t be blocking pot competition

Oregon has a backlog of some 1,000 pot-related businesses seeking licenses from the state. The … Read more

Commentary: The NCAA deserves its greedy reputation. Expanding athletic scholarships could change that

The NCAA and its member schools have long had an image problem. The public perceives … Read more

Editorial: Don’t use state health care program as an ATM

Does your job not pay enough? Rent too expensive? Need a college degree? Where do … Read more

Editorial: Jefferson EMS should not hamstring merger

It’s time leadership of the Jefferson County Emergency Services District got the point: It needs … Read more

Letters: Tipping craziness; Preparedness in jeopardy; Hoping for The Bulletin; Don’t go easy on Boquist

Tipping craziness The Bulletin’s recent article about tipping reveals an idiocy that is becoming “normal.” … Read more

Commentary: This aspect of Jeffrey Epstein’s plea bargain has been largely overlooked

Let’s separate the dramatic from the significant in the arrest and jailing of Jeffrey Epstein, … Read more

Editorial: Madras highlights need for land use changes

The Madras City Council voted on June 25 to bring 1,089 acres of land inside … Read more

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