Commentary: How to tell if tax reform is working

It’s still too early for a definitive verdict on whether last year’s corporate tax reforms … Read more

Commentary: Perfect gifts for the politicians in your life

It’s that time of year when we pore over the avalanche of catalogs that breed … Read more

Commentary: Stop ignoring that 21 trillion-pound gorilla sitting in plain sight

Do deficits matter? Clearly, the White House and a substantial number of congressional Republicans can’t … Read more

Commentary: Trump revises his Russian history

ATLANTA — Over and over again in the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump denied any contacts … Read more

Commentary: Trump’s new pick for attorney general will face intense scrutiny

President Donald Trump has now confirmed that he will nominate William Barr, a veteran Republican … Read more

Editorial: Legislature should pass Kaylee’s law

In the summer of 2016, Kaylee Sawyer was approached by a Central Oregon Community College … Read more

Editorial: Don’t stretch pot laws

We get it. Some folks in Deschutes County wish Oregon had never legalized the growth, … Read more

Guest column: Support the Low Drug Prices Act

Oregonians coming to my town halls keep telling me how badly they’re getting ripped off … Read more

Commentary: Forever problems push us apart. Right-now problems bring us together.

Dawn was a thin, brittle crust on the edge of a recent morning, and the … Read more

Editorial: BOLI botches pay equity implementation

As of Jan. 1, Oregon will have one of the most comprehensive pay equity laws … Read more

Editorial: Gun lock proposal misses the mark

Though the final bill hasn’t been made public, it’s clear the 2019 Oregon Legislature will … Read more

Guest column: Honor Oregon by passing three public lands bills

I just returned from Washington, D.C., with a group of veterans and young people representing … Read more

Commentary: When it comes to defending the press, President Erdogan is the world’s biggest hypocrite

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played up the despicable killing of Saudi journalist Jamal … Read more

Editorial: The WSPA campaign against fuel-program transparency

Oil industry group’s campaign against Clean Fuels Program undermines its insistence upon secrecy

“The Oregon Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has a short memory.” Such is the opening … Read more

Guest column: Don’t do forest project near Bend

The Bulletin recently editorialized in support of proposed logging on the Deschutes National Forest. The … Read more

Commentary: The return of paganism

Here are some general facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has … Read more

Editorial: Wanted: Senator who puts Oregon first

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Portland, really, really wants to be president. He’s enough of a realist, … Read more

Editorial: City’s concern about parking should spread

Reading the plans of Bend city officials, you’d swear they want to make driving and … Read more

Letters: Start times; Throw out socialism; The enemies

Start times A current issue affecting local high school students is the decision to move … Read more

Commentary: It’s time to look at the (political) science behind climate change

In 2018, California recorded its deadliest wildfire in state history. The combined intensity and duration … Read more

Editorial: Ask candidates where they stand on pond

Among the questions a new appointee to the Bend City Council is likely to vote … Read more

Editorial: Wyden should lead on Crooked River Ranch safety

It would be a miserable failure for Congress not to pass Rep. Greg Walden’s fire … Read more

Guest column: $30M funding for irrigation modernization benefits Oregon’s farmers and rivers

For farmers in the Tumalo Irrigation District, 2018 started a new era for modernizing their … Read more

Editorial: Send noncompete agreements back to the Middle Ages

Noncompete agreements, once restricted to tech workers and high-level executives, have become commonplace among ordinary … Read more

Editorial: Stop the kicker heist

The re-election of Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic control of the Legislature means a special … Read more

Editorial: Park district should stick with permit system it has

Bend Park & Recreation District board members soon will discuss whether or not to beef … Read more

Guest column: Support the carbon dividend act

The recent flurry of United Nations, U.S. government and Oregon State University reports on the … Read more

Commentary: Ready for a heroin prescription?

For the second time in three years, U.S. life expectancy has declined. The last time … Read more

Commentary: Build the wall, Congress — and save the dreamers

A lame-duck session of Congress isn't a time for creativity and new initiatives. But there … Read more

Commentary: A week to push back against America’s steady creep toward cruelty

Against the backdrop of deep savagery in the world — the Syrian genocide, the Islamic … Read more

Commentary: A holiday from your cellphone

As the whirlwind of the holidays descends, you may find yourself wishing that you could … Read more

Commentary: Curtains for the Clintons

The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something … Read more

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