Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

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Kristof: We’re losing a generation to drugs, alcohol, neglect

When I drive through Yamhill and Carlton these days, I see so much that has changed over the decades. The old shacks from my childhood, lacking electricity and plumbing, are gone. Today, wineries ...

Jeb Bladine: Onslaught corroding every form of trust

It’s working: Too often, my internal response to political debate is a mixture of skepticism and outright disbelief. It’s working, but for whom? Consider this definition from the National ...

Enticknap: Climate emergency sounds call for action

Climate scientists have been warning for decades of an impending global warming crisis. And it has not only it arrived, it is accelerating. Now scientists are predicting untold suffering in a ...

Jeb Bladine: Oregon’s CAT new star of the tax show

I was a bit crabby to Rose Marie Caughran last month in the City Club lunch line. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column McMinnville’s ...

Vittertv: Amazon rainforest being stripped at record rate

By LIBERTY VITTERT Of Washington University This year, I served on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Plenty of history at your fingertips

I remember when McMinnville annexed a pastoral tract of land along a dead-end country road. That was Fleishauer Lane, hardly a rural setting today. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president ...

Democrats doubling down on cap and trade

Oregon’s fifth 35-day off-year legislative session opens the first Monday in February. Well, it’s actually the seventh, if you count the special sessions of 2008 and 2010, before voters ...

Jeb Bladine: Asking ourselves the wrong question

In 1973-74, I watched the Senate Watergate and House Impeachment hearings after work and early into the morning on PBS. It was the ultimate political whodunnit. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine ...

We're not on same page in our political discourse

When we talk about politics, we find quite often that we aren’t talking about the same things. We are actually talking past each other. We address political and social subjects as though some of ...

Jeb Bladine: Quiet 2020 launch of ‘Partners’ project

This month’s quiet launch of the News-Register’s “Community Partners” program is going to evolve and expand over months and, hopefully, years to come. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Sal Peralta: Citizens need to seize control, restore grassroots democracy

As one who has been involved in public service for decades, I am alarmed about the deterioration of both our political system and the way we talk about public policy in this country. I am not alone. According ...

Jeb Bladine: Time for a war on land use tyranny?

For decades, Oregonians have worshiped at the altar of anti-sprawl and habitual protection of agricultural and forest lands. Unfortunately, that near-religious dedication caused us to ignore the laws of ...

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Climate change and trade war: How do you like them apples?

A is for apple. Every schoolchild knows that. But what those kids — along with their parents, grandparents and teachers — likely do not know is just how precarious life has become ...

Jeb Bladine: Bugging ourselves with smartphones

Do you have a smartphone? If so, do you mind that it tracks and analyzes your movements, creating lucrative information for sale to marketing companies? Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine ...

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