Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Jeb Bladine: A generation that transcends gender

Generations keep coming and going ... they evolve, get named and, ultimately, are judged by history. Youngest members of the G.I. Generation — dubbed “The Greatest Generation” by Tom ...

Submitted photo##View inside the Walnut Hill Quarry. The sheer cliff reveals the interior rock formation of the hill. Note the layers of three distinct volcanic events.

Robert Porath: What’s in them thar hills anyway?

Pass the basalt! In a recent column in Roots to Roofs, a special section of the News-Register, my wife and I teamed up to write about the stream crossing our property. It’s officially called Soap ...

Randy Stapilus: Majority Democrats harboring big ambitions

One decade ago, following the 2008 general election, something unusual happened with the Oregon Legislative Assembly — one party gained control of both chambers with supermajority numbers. Democrats ...

Jeb Bladine: Facts and fantasy of childhood games

For whatever reason, my mind recently turned to childhood days of neighborhood softball games. We had detailed rules for “work-up” baseball that treated everyone equally as they moved through ...

Mark Davis: Creating more affordable housing

What is affordable housing? The most of common definition stems from the guideline against spending more than 30 percent of your income on housing — rent or house payment plus utilities. This means ...

Jeb Bladine: Yet another idea about resolutions

It’s resolution time in America. Some people try to eliminate bad habits; others pledge to adopt positive practices. Resolutions such as “I’m going to lose weight” require both ...

Katie Kulla photo##This panorama was captured in Spring Valley, which lies in Willamette Mission State Park. It’s future may depend on our ability to cope with a warming climate.

Casey Kulla: County can help us all address climate change

Over the course of my campaign for county commissioner, I was asked regularly, “What is the greatest challenge facing Yamhill County?” While we face many complex challenges today, including ...

Jeb Bladine: Local life stories fill a wide-reaching list

Our 2018 newspaper pages told life stories about hundreds of local people who died this year. They touched the lives of untold thousands, far and wide; as always, it was a memorable trip through the decades ...

McCann and Romomaskovic-Devey: Harassment demands managerial rather than legal solution

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought renewed attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. However, the vast majority of allegations go unreported, and those who do report tend to face troubling outcomes.

 

Jonathan Overpeck: Climate change fueling western wildfire

Rains in Northern California finally helped firefighters contain this fall’s Camp Fire, which ranks as the deadliest in the state’s history.

 

Jeb Bladine: Threats lurking in digital convenience

Digital technology offers amazing speed and efficiency in personal, commercial and institutional pursuits. But it comes with risks. I spent 20 years writing news on typewriters in a world without computers, ...

Thrill of Christmas season brings peace and goodwill

[The following was published by the editorial staff of the Telephone-Register on Dec. 19, 1923.] There seems to be two dominant things at Christmas time. First is the universal kindness, which is expressed ...

Jeb Bladine: Public needs more nonbreaking news

Is health care a serious problem in America? How about the national debt and budget deficit? Apparently not, looking only at the dearth of news about those and other significant issues. Of course, it’s ...

Jim Moore: Midterm elections Where we went, where we might go

It was an election of high turnout. It was also an election of hard-fought statewide races that solidified Oregon’s identity as a Democratic state, with Republicans steadfast in challenging the prevailing ...

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