Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Bader: Gun safety isn't just about laws

The July 30 incident in McMinnville — in which a man fired 200 rounds from multiple weapons from inside a house, striking several neighboring homes — showed that Yamhill County is not immune ...

Jeb Bladine: Jack Crabtree followed clear moral compass

Jack Crabtree, 62, died far too young. Graveside services Friday (today) will celebrate his memory and promise a new life – services I regrettably will miss. Were that different, I would be telling ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##“Barn To Be Wild” fair theme cakes on display. The one in front is by Leann Hoopingarner of Sheridan; behind it the creation of Isabelle Bernier of McMinnville, the winner of the Superintendent’s Choice ribbon.

Back, and Forth: ‘No Boundaries’ can be found in quieter corners of the fair

My best memories of the 2022 Yamhill County Fair include a tutu. Truly appreciating the fair, any fair, is somewhat of a ballet — turns and jumps that lead to new discoveries. As a journalist, ...

Bjork-James: Social media sites fueling surge in white nationalism

By SOPHIE BJORK-JAMES Of Vanderbilt University White nationalists keep showing up in the hearings of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection of 2021. Evidence is mounting that ...

Submitted photos##Mahima White teaching her Mustang, Apollo, adopted at 11 months old, to lie down, above, and cross a stream, below. Apollo is now 5.

White: Take a step on the wild side and adopt a Mustang

Wild horses and burros are America’s Western icon, and they are currently filling federal holding corrals by the thousands. These holding corrals have been operated and maintained by the federal ...

Jeb Bladine: Too many jobs for too few candidates

America’s nationwide workforce crisis has triggered a mass waiting game. Businesses and institutions are challenged by the inability to find qualified employees to fill key positions. As a result, ...

Finley: Death penalty a barbaric practice lacking any meaningful purpose

By LAURA FINLEY Of Barry University There is no doubt about Nikolas Cruz’s culpability for the mass murder of 17 people and the injury of 17 others at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

Davis: Not even Supreme Court can save Big Coal's eclipse in U.S.

By REBECCA DAVIS Of Stephen F. Austin State University The U.S. coal industry chalked up a rare win this summer, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling limiting the government’s ability ...

Anderson: A proactive approach to aging's challenges

Challenges bring out the best in most people, and aging is one of the most onerous challenges we face. We are all aging each day. Add enough days together and we will see our 80s, 90s or even 100s. A ...

Jeb Bladine: Law change allows working pensions

It’s Day 26 of 39 “Dog Days of Summer,” and America is sweltering from coast to coast. The sizzling heat wave finally moderated in the East but not in the Southwest; locally, people are ...

Martin: Boris Johnson's messy legacy of lies, scandals and Brexit

By GARRET MARTIN Of American University Boris Johnson, the now outgoing prime minister of the United Kingdom, had wanted to follow in the footsteps of his idol Winston Churchill. He wanted ...

Racheal Winter/News-Register##
Finding that McMinnville has a Kirby Street, while only a few blocks long, was a happy surprise for the reporter.

Back, and Forth: Reciting the joys of the multi-purpose first name

The other night in conversation, I referred to something from the early 1900s as “after the turn of the century,” to which my 26-year-old son dryly asked me if I meant 2021 or 1921. At ...

Image: James Russell/Naval History & Heritage Command##USS Alazon Bay, renamed Casablanca just two days prior to launching, at right, about to be launched at Henry J. Kaiser’s shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, on April 5, 1943. Two other escort carriers — probably the Luscome Bay and the Anzio, or possibly the Corregidor — are still under construction at left.

Offbeat Oregon: Vanport residents built nearly half of US WWII aircraft carriers

During the first year of the Second World War, the conflict in the Pacific was all about aircraft carriers. With a carrier, one could take the fight to the enemy. Without one, one could only huddle on ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Members of the Lafayette  U honk! We drink!  entourage gather next to the sign that led to an estimated thousands of motorists’ greetings in response to the happy invitation.

Back, and Forth: You don't need a mullet wig to enjoy the quirk around us

I’ve been thinking a lot about the strange and unusual around us — what you might call “quirk.” Quirk is both quicksilver and quotidian. It can pass in an instant or stand everyday ...