Illustrated Editorials

Editorial cartoons do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the News-Register.

Jeb Bladine: The PERS question: Asked and answered

Seventeen years ago in this space, I posed a question: “How long will Oregonians accept the excessive cost of the Public Employees Retirement System, which produces benefits that far outstrip those ...

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Emily Grosvenor: A leap forward in creativity

We picture the writer alone at the desk, perhaps banging a head against a keyboard, nothing on the page printed for the eventual book on the shelf. But this is not how most books or writing come to life. ...

Dave Robinson: Principles of disaster prep

Call them core values, immutable truths or life rules; I feel one must form his or her own personal “prepper philosophy.” The following 10 principles I’ve developed are a work in progress. ...

Jeb Bladine: Congress dives into drug-cost scandals

Nationwide scandals about rising drug costs are unfolding in two congressional hearings this week. Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs began inquiry into profiteering charges involving ...

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Nick Walton: The power of the Schnecken

We produce a product not necessary for the sustenance of human life. That was the realization I had, sitting on the floor of our kitchen, crying with my wife one night the first winter our coffeehouse ...

Jeb Bladine: Minimum wage? How about reducing COL?

Liberal politicians, union interests and many well-intended citizens want Oregon’s minimum wage raised by 50-60 percent. Like so much political noise, however, it’s a proposal made behind blinders ...

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Seamus McCarthy: Transformative wellbeing

“Pain is different for each person.” Sadly, Chris Trunde knows the subject well, from personal experience. From a childhood automobile accident, from arthritis and from his 48 years of living, ...

Jeb Bladine: Palin re-emerges as a newsmaker

Regrettably, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump was big news this week. New York Times reporters Alan Rappeport and Maggie Haberman, dripping with etiquette, portrayed Palin as a political ...

Tom Hastings: Cruzing for love

“We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out!” — Ted “Aspirational War Criminal” Cruz OK, carpet ...

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Michael Crabtree: A healthier Miller Woods

The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (district) completed a much needed thinning project at our Miller Woods property last summer. Managing a forest for the overall health of the trees, understory ...

Jeb Bladine: Attention spans continue to shrink

If one thing is clear — and I’m not sure anything truly is clear these days — it’s that our attention spans have grown dangerously short. Some blame 24/7 news programming, while ...

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Kathy Beckwith - Breaking the habit of war

Have people given up on “Peace on Earth?” When January rolls around, do we pack the words away with the decorations for another year, and assume it’s a nice, but unlikely, concept? Perhaps ...

Jeb Bladine: By all means, don't tamper with the 2nd

Although I prefer congressional legislation to unilateral executive decree, I understand President Obama’s frustration. Despite the ongoing slaughter, Congress refuses any common sense action seeking ...

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Ellie Gunn: Building community one block at a time

Last summer I was alone most of the time as my husband was on a long distance hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail. My neighbors helped me with various garden chores, and I only had to text someone if I ...

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