Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Collins: Pre-trial justice for all the norm in our nation

By JOHN L. COLLINSRetired Circuit Court Judge Both the United States Constitution and the Oregon Constitution lay the foundation for the above quote from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salerno. ...

Jeb Bladine: Complex context of local growing pains

In case you hadn’t noticed, McMinnville is experiencing some growing pains. It happened around 1980, when the city population hit 15,000; about 2000, when that population passed 25,000; and now, ...

Rucklos: Locals pointing the way in downtown makeover

By DAVE RUCKLOSThe McMinnville Downtown Association Retired attorney Charles Hillestad’s hit job on a public process that has been ongoing for three years, published in last week’s Viewpoints ...

Schuck: With intoxicating freedom comes sober responsibility

My daughter and I came home from Denmark about two weeks ago. Actually, that makes it sound more like a vacation than it actually was. Truth be told, she had just wrapped up a semester in Sweden, and, ...

Shierman: The other insurrectionists are worthy of note, as well

By ERIC SHIERMANOf the Oregon Catalyst The Jan. 6 Committee has my full appreciation in investigating the inexcusable violence on Capitol Hill that was intent upon an attempt to prevent the certification ...

Neumann-Rea: Revitalized West Valley Campus conveys strong civic commitment

A Father’s Day weekend was full of quiet pleasures, including our first foray into the community of Willamina since moving to Yamhill County a little over a year ago. Our Saturday night destination ...

Bladine: Again drawn in by late-night hearings

Late one night this week, I watched taped congressional hearings about presidential abuses. It was mesmerizing intrigue, and later, online, I found these comments from one of the key witnesses: “I’m ...

Putin is attempting to justify the unjustifiable

By LAWRENCE WITNERThe State University of New York The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine — the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War ...

Yamhill County well-prepared for new pre-trial stipulations

By TIM SVENSONYamhill County SheriffNot everyone who is accused of committing a crime belongs in jail.That seems an odd statement, doesn’t it, especially for the county’s chief law enforcement ...

Much of the book of Exodus was excluded from the 1807  Slave Bible , above, designed to convert Black slaves in the West Indies to Christianity.

Opening our eyes to history in all shades of good and bad

Political conservatives deplore rewritten history, which they perceive in the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory. However, rewriting history actually involves erasing events, achievements and ...

Clearcutting in the offing for historic Third Street?

By CHARLES HILLESTAD Retired business and real estate attorney Can you imagine Third Street with all of its magnificent array of mature trees cut down? Well, you won’t have to imagine it much ...

Bladine: Take closer look at urban renewal

Yamhill County commissioners do well to raise questions about the finances of urban renewal (UR), as detailed this week by reporter Nicole Montesano. But those questions deserve a few questions in response. Commissioners ...

Bridge: Like his father, he knows the air

Knowing ourselves is a task for a lifetime. But knowing our forebears is a great help.

I am under no illusion that the old is good and the oldest is best, as some believe.

Submitted photo##Flying now only takes off the ground, but also puts us into closer touch with those who ve flown before us -- including fathers, for some.

Drought outlook for West looking increasingly grim

By IMTIAZ RANGWALA Or the University of Colorado Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting ...