Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

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 ...

Jeb Bladine: Caution urged in new ‘kicker’ talks

Oregon legislators and business leaders are reviving talks about changing the state income tax “kicker” – this time, perhaps, in a manner deserving close scrutiny by Oregonians. We’ve ...

Brian Depew: Immigration reality in rural America

A recent raid in north central Nebraska put a spotlight on immigration in rural America.

 

Starla Pointer: Relishing the global magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas brings us together to share our traditions. We share them within our families, faith communities and wider community.For most, it’s a Christian holiday honoring Christ’s ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register file photo##Tom Wingfield, played by David Bates, delivers his opening monologue during rehearsal for Gallery Theater s production of  The Glass Menagerie,  in January.

David Bates: Telling the story at Gallery Theater

Scientists from a variety of fields — including anthropology, psychology and sociology — explain how storytelling is central to the human experience. Animals may hunt, communicate and even ...

Jeb Bladine: Hackers can feast in holiday seasons

Three words can instill worldwide fear among individuals and organizations: “We’ve been hacked!” Hackers have accessed hundreds of millions of records through Yahoo, Equifax, eBay, Target ...

Submitted photo##Doug Cruikshank (kneeling in front center) poses with other members of Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build crew and new homeowners Ed and Elizabeth Floyd (hugging toward right). Ed is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Doug Cruikshank: Reflections of a Habitat for Humanity volunteer

After more than 17 years helping build houses for McMinnville Habitat for Humanity, I’ve decided it’s time for me to hang up my tools. I wish to preface my personal reflections of my years ...

Jeb Bladine: Busy police need help from citizens

McMinnville homes, vehicles and buildings make lucrative targets for thieves, including individual and organized car prowls. That popular violation of our personal space and possessions has spread to Carlton, ...

Jeb Bladine: Past connections open door to whole new set

My recent peek into one family attic produced much nostalgia, and, ultimately, recognition that genealogy is a complex pursuit. I wouldn’t call genealogy a hobby, but I do enjoy delving into records ...

Jeremy Field: Vote ‘Yes’ for Small Business and #ShopSmall Nov. 24

Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another valuable “vote” this holiday season: where you spend your money.

This Saturday, Nov. 24, is Small Business Saturday. I invite you to join consumers across the country to lend your support to local jobs and economic growth by shopping small.

John Rennie Short: Gerrymandering thwarts will of people

November’s midterm elections were some of the most eagerly awaited, closely watched and hyper-partisan of recent years.

But the results for many congressional House seats were already known in advance, because of rampant gerrymandering.

Eric Schuck: What sort of homecoming?

Post-deployment, I didn’t know what to expect. Would I still be the same professor I’d been before I headed overseas? All the seniors I’d known had graduated, and in their place stood ...

Scott Gibson: The myth of a mental health solution

Once again, our country has been traumatized by a mass shooting, this time  a synagogue in Pittsburgh. And once again, we have heard calls for America to fix its “broken mental health care system.” But ...

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