Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Photo courtesy of Steele Clayton##Steele Clayton poses in front of his Chinook helicopter during a lull in the action during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Rusty Rae: What Memorial Day is really all about

On Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day. Many have the day off and take this time to spend with family and friends. There’ll be barbecuing, fun in the sun and a plethora of activities over the holiday ...

Whatchamacolumn: Just like that, my column is done

Artificial intelligence (AI) — a revolution brewing in our media world — already is spilling into your daily lives. Don’t believe me? Read on. My recent vacation, virtually devoid of ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Celebrating the life-giving properties of earth-bound insects is Todd Severson of McMinnville as “bearded peacock-feather space fly guy” on the Chapul Farms float.

Back, and Forth: Bearded space-fly guy comes in peace

Town festivals based on flowers, rodeos, derby races or other themes are always full of possibilities. But after seeing my second full-on version of the McMinnville UFO Festival, held May 19-20, I think ...

The Conversation: Strippers among the stars of new labor movement

By JOHN LOGAN Of San Francisco State University Dancers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in Los Angeles have voted to become the only unionized strippers in the U.S., thereby joining a growing ...

The Conversation: Bees can learn, remember, even recognize human faces

By STEPHEN BUCHMANN Of the University of Arizona As trees and flowers blossom in spring, bees emerge from their winter nests and burrows. For many species, it’s time to mate, and that will ...

Photo courtesy of Casey Kulla##The North Fork of the Wilson River flows through Bureau of Land Management and Tillamook State Forest lands east of Tillamook. It is among Oregon waterways nominated for Wild and Scenic designation in new federal legislation.

Casey Kulla: Wild rivers help preserve treasured local way of life

You can be forgiven if you didn’t know we have three large rivers flowing through and alongside Yamhill County. In fact, we are blessed with miles and miles of the North and South Yamhill Rivers, ...

Whatchamacolumn: And that's just how political funds work

There are some misconceptions about reporter Nicole Montesano’s investigation into political finances flowing from the George family to candidates, measures, political action committees and political ...

##This postcard image from the 1920s shows the entrance to the Oregon State Penitentiary as it appeared during the 1925 breakout.

Offbeat Oregon: Bloody 1925 prison break ended badly for everyone

It was a typical balmy August evening at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The bell had rung for supper, so inmates were streaming out of their cells and heading toward the dining hall for the evening meal, ...

The Conversation: U.S. debt default could trigger dollar's collapse

By MICHAEL HUMPHRIES Of Touro University Congressional leaders at loggerheads over a debt ceiling impasse sat down with President Joe Biden on May 9, as the clock ticks down to a potentially catastrophic ...

The Conversation: Thanks to easy access, guns help drive suicide

By HEIDI ZINZOW Of Clemson University More than half of all firearm deaths in the United States in 2021 were attributable to suicide, according to February 2023 data from the Centers for Disease ...

##Carolyn Manion Meador with son Matt at the San Diego Zoo, circa 1970.

Matt Meador: Reflections on a mother lost, a mother gained and a family of amazing women

A little over 22 years ago, my soon-to-be brother-in-law told me I was about to become a member of a very exclusive club. The club was shortly accepting its third and final member, as I married the last ...

Whatchamacolumn: A modest proposal for financial sanity

This week, President Biden, Speaker McCarthy and a cast of featured and bit actors are playing games with a financial nuclear weapon aimed at the heart of America’s economy. Tuesday’s face-to-face ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##A vehicle decal spotted in McMinnville shows a Venn diagram illustrating the intersection of a trio of prominent works of dystopian literature.

Back, and Forth: May the pendulum swing away from bans and bots

“Read or listen to an entire book in a weekend.” That’s a reading challenge issued by Linfield University’s Nicholson Library, in a pamphlet I picked up on campus last week. I ...

The Conversation: Banking crises rooted in incentives for risk-taking

By ALEXANDRA DIGBY, DOLLIE DAVIS and ROBSON MORGAN Of Minerva University First Republic became the second-biggest bank to fail in U.S. history, after the lender was seized by the Federal ...