Tom Henderson: The errors of our ways

‘The newspaper regrets the error.” Newspaper corrections traditionally end with words to that effect, and I like that phrase. Some people see corrections and apologies from a newspaper as ...

Peralta: No cause to lead way on psilocybin therapy

By SAL PERALTAWard 1 McMinnville City Councilor I wanted to take a moment to respond to Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla’s recent Viewpoints cover, which expressed his opinion, both as a ...

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Back, and Forth: quirk helps define community, though somet

Let’s talk again about quirk, which our localities have aplenty. I wrote about it a few weeks ago, quirk meaning elements of local culture that you might not find anywhere else, elements that are ...

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Meador: A dangerous gift

Compromise perceived as failure when both sides irrevocably believe they, and only they, hold the moral high ground

Bladine: Chemical weapons kill 70K Americans

Suppose that militarized crime syndicates in Mexico are manufacturing chemical weapons for delivery to launch points in the United States, where they are deployed to kill an estimated 70,000 Americans ...

Susan Brink: Baby talk spoken here — and everywhere

When most of us see an infant, we shamelessly slip into baby talk: Whooose a prettee baabee? Such a cuutiee. Our speech gets smoother, slower, higher pitched and sing-songy. Researchers call this ...

Jeb Bladine: Local debate drawn to downtown hotels

Full disclosure: The writer has a financial interest in this subject. Our family and newspaper company own two of three Third Street buildings that developers propose to buy, tear down, and replace with ...

A.R. Siders and Katherine Mach: As coastal flooding worsens, cities beating strategic retreat

By A.R. SIDERS Of the University of Delaware And KATHERINE MACH Of the University of Miami When the tide gets exceptionally high in Charleston, South Carolina, coastal streets start to run ...

Benjamin Jensen: Advance shows mastery of modern warfare essentials

By BENJAMIN JENSEN Professor of Strategic Studies, Marine Corps University Ukrainian forces, aided by Western firepower, have upset traditional military logic once again. Advancing deep into Ukrainian ...

Scott Gibson: Opening the black box of artificial intelligence

In March of 2016, a computer challenged the grandmaster of the game Go to a match. Go is an exceptionally difficult game, considered far more complex than chess. Artificially intelligent computers had ...

Kirsten Matoy: Tribal sovereignty set back 200 years in single ruling

By KIRSTEN MATOY Of Wayne State University Over the past 50 years, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court have increasingly diverged in how they view laws relating to Indian tribes. Congress has passed ...

Leland Thoburn: The case against psilocybin therapy

By LELAND THOBURN A concerned McMinnville citizen About 30 years ago, American Heritage magazine ran a feature piece showing that nearly every recreational drug scouring our culture had been developed, ...

Jeb Bladine: Abortion rights rise in Oregon campaign

Quick: What group has the largest number of registered voters in Oregon? Hint: It’s a trick question. Remembering that the reference was “group,” not political party, you might name ...

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Casey Kulla: Psilocybin therapy deserves a chance

Unanimous. That’s right, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners is united in allowing therapeutic psychedelic mushrooms in unincorporated Yamhill County. What does that mean for you? It means ...

Jeb Bladine: Cybercrime finds victims worldwide

Cybercrime, ranging from minor irritations to financial devastation, is rampant worldwide. Cybercriminals don’t know you, and wouldn’t care if they did. They are faceless, nameless scourges ...