Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Meador: Changing the face of policing

Guest writer Matthew Meador, a former News-Register employee making his home in McMinnville, landed his first writing gig as a columnist at a weekly newspaper in 1984. He’s been at it ever since ...

Back, and forth: Memories of homecomings past connect with new experiences

Blending the expected with the unexpected is kind of the point of homecoming or reunion events. I fully expected to see the Linfield Wildcat football team roll over whoever it played in this year’s ...

Schoenberg: Rural communities strong when residents step up

By ERIN SCHOENBERGOf the Center for Rural Affairs The true spirit of hard work and helping others is demonstrated on a daily basis in rural communities. However, those attributes weren’t developed ...

King: We are all the products of the choices we have made

Before retiring, Guest Writer Darrell King spent more than 30 years working as a teacher and counselor, the last 12 as a guidance counselor with the Willamette Education Service District in McMinnville. ...

Bladine: A modest plan for consequences

Why? Too often these days, “Why?” is just a rhetorical question with no expectation of a reasonable answer or achievable solution. Why has America allowed its infrastructure to deteriorate ...

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Conkling: Reading, living and breathing our history

The recent deaths of two renowned historians prompt a reflection on history, including the 9/11 attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville that shook the nation and provoked an expensive, inconclusive 20-year war.

 

Bladine: Financial sausage in federal politics

The numbers are mind-boggling. A U.S. Senate vote approved $1 trillion for infrastructure spending, but Democrats seek $3.5 trillion while some negotiators suggest a $2 trillion compromise. Swirling around ...

Back, and Forth: Covering first fire in Mac yields insights, surprise

When it comes to new experiences, sometimes the most bewildering part is what one does not do. For years, I considered a camera part of my daily equipment on the job. But since coming to McMinnville six ...

Jeb Bladine: Protecting access to government

There’s an obvious six-letter reason we call them “public officials”: Their decisions and actions in governance of citizens’ affairs, along with all related documents, are P-U-B-L-I-C. For ...

Back, and Forth: What is old is sometimes what is new

The record store and the thrift shop were the only places to lure me off campus during the 1977-78 school year, my first at Linfield. Frequently, I would cut across Storey Park and walk three blocks up ...

An unflinching report from the front lines

By DR. MATT BLIVEN Of Willamette Valley Medical Center As I drove through downtown McMinnville on a recent weekend, it struck me that we are living two separate realities. There are those of us who ...

Space telescope for the ages set for launch in December

By MARCIA RIEKE Of the University of Arizona   The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to head into space on Dec. 18. With it, astronomers hope to find the first galaxies to form in the universe, ...

Rutledge: You think science warnings are grim?

By Steve Rutledge Historians always need to consider a wide array of phenomena in assessing how and why historical events occur. Climate is at times an important part of that assessment, and plays a far ...

Bladine: Tell people it's time for vaccine

The rant below has a target audience, but all readers should feel free to eavesdrop on preliminary observations about current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, McMinnville expected to see ...

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