Commentary: Krauthammer’s democratic vocation

Before his death, Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post columnist, announced that he was stricken with … Read more

Editorial: Raise a glass to ODOT’s ‘drinking culture’ reversal

Key safety document quickly edited

On Wednesday, we criticized the Oregon Department of Transportation for suggesting in a key safety … Read more

Editorial: OLCC shouldn’t guess about pot policy

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has about a nine-month backlog of applications for recreational marijuana … Read more

Guest column: Striking back against the opioid crisis

By tomorrow morning, more than 100 Americans will have died because of opioid overdose. This … Read more

Commentary: Internet sales tax switch is good policy, wrong way

In the early days of the internet, online retailers were able to take advantage of … Read more

Editorial: Councilor Campbell shows lack of professionalism

Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell walked out in the middle of city meeting Wednesday night. … Read more

Editorial: Ban on food tax is good for all Oregonians

Oregonians will be asked to vote this fall on a constitutional amendment that would prevent … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Cottages move closer to reality

A bit over a year ago, the city of Bend chose Pacific Crest Affordable Housing … Read more

Commentary: Bilateral deals work for leaders not named Trump

One of the most fascinating moments in recent negotiations came when U.S. President Donald Trump … Read more

Commentary: Trump to dictators: Have a nice day

Watching President Donald Trump recently accuse Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing him in … Read more

Commentary: A diverse student body adds value to campus life

The controversy over race and admissions at elite educational institutions is heating up. Harvard University … Read more

Commentary: How Koko the gorilla spoke to us

Millions are mourning a gorilla, and that's a good sign for humanity. Koko, a western … Read more

Commentary: Keep marijuana billboards away from kids

The legalization of recreational marijuana use in California has set off a billboard boom across … Read more

Editorial: Tweak, don’t cancel, kicker

Once again the idea of repealing Oregon’s income tax kicker is being chatted up in … Read more

Editorial: Time to end the exemption

We Oregonians like to think of ourselves as an independent lot, but sometimes that independence … Read more

Guest column: Don’t pretend there is a debate on climate

“False equivalence” is defined as “a logical fallacy in which two completely opposing arguments appear … Read more

Letters: Obama and immigrants; War on cars; Presidency has limits; Look at what Washington does

Presidency has limits Can the President do whatever he or she wants? The United States … Read more

Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’

Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who … Read more

Editorial: Let Starnes debate in governor’s race

Oregonians have apparently become frustrated with the Democratic and Republican parties. The fastest growing political … Read more

Guest column:

To begin with, I could always count on the Republican Party to be supportive of … Read more

Commentary: USDA is right: Biofoods don’t need labels

Should a federal agency issue a regulation that will impose up to $3.5 billion in … Read more

Editorial: Sisters should look to lower housing costs

There’s got to be a better way to create affordable housing than to make housing … Read more

Guest column: Make the change to a nonpartisan county commission

I called for the nonpartisan election of Deschutes County commissioners at the only major, pre-primary … Read more

Letters: Silly Redmond lawsuit; Kudos to Merkley; Fighting racism; Don’t separate children

Silly Redmond lawsuit Really, city of Redmond? Suing Fagen Tree and Chips for $62,000, for … Read more

Editorial: Pay attention. You’re driving

On July 1, Oregon gets really, really tough about distracted driving. That’s the day new, … Read more

Commentary: Severing ZTE’s head leaves the US battling a hydra

Penalties meted out by the U.S. on ZTE Corp. were meant to punish the company … Read more

Commentary: Scott Pruitt is going to be fired very soon

In the 2016 primaries, Scott Pruitt did not initially support Donald Trump (he was on … Read more

Commentary: Beware the threat of inflation

For nearly a decade, inflation hawks have been waiting to be right once a day. … Read more

Commentary: The government went after the wrong deal

So it turns out that Makan Delrahim had it exactly right back in the fall … Read more

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Editorial: At fast-food eatery, jobs disappear as minimum wage rises

Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, currently $10.25 per hour. … Read more

Editorial: Tell taxpayers why Madras pool director was fired

Joe McHaney is no longer the executive director of the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District. … Read more

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