Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Schuck: America isn't perfect, but it's beautiful all the same

The Fourth of July is probably my favorite holiday.  Don’t get me wrong. Thanksgiving is awesome, but there are dishes. Guest Writer Eric Schuck is a holder of a Ph.D. ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Nonracism’ begins a series of columns

Part I of a Series: “I am not a racist.” That thought was self-soothing after the eight-minute suffocation of George Floyd; it deflected feelings of personal guilt during demonstrations against ...

## Stapilus

Antifa strength, numbers greatly overstated by foes

By RANDY STAPILUS On the last evening of May, about 200 backers of Black Lives Matter coalesced next to Main Street in downtown Klamath Falls, rallying in memory of police brutality victim George Floyd. ...

Ridings: Recalling founders’ views of a free press

By DEAN RIDINGSOf America's Newspapers America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Founders ...

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Rucklos: Downtown plans take a detour

My first 90 days on the job: A downtown director’s diary My first day on the job as executive director of the McMinnville Downtown Association was full of anticipation and excitement.  After ...

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Keep your distance — and wear a mask

By J. SCOTT GIBSON, M.D. Americans have been divided on a number of important issues for decades — climate change, guns and immigration to name a few. Lately though, a wide schism has occurred ...

Jeb Bladine: A rollercoaster of COVID-19 numbers

Oregon has relatively small numbers of COVID-19 virus cases and deaths, but enough to create financial devastation for many citizens, private businesses, nonprofit organizations and public bodies. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Makridis: Tomorrow’s jobs in the age of the robot

By CHRISTOS MAKRIDIS Of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology If you’re concerned that automation and artificial intelligence are going to disrupt the economy over the next decade, join the ...

Jeb Bladine: Businesses focus on 5 P’s of the 3 P’s

One of my favorite acronyms is “The 5 P’s” — Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. The maxim takes on extra importance for businesses dealing with “The 3 P’s” ...

Goodrum: In difficult times, hope lifts us up

A year ago, who would have imiagined we’d be in the middle of a pandemic? Certainly not me. Gioia Goodrum took over as the president and CEO of the McMinnville Area Chamber of ...

Jeb Bladine: Iconic images are propelling change

Indelible photographs and videos can launch movements and transform lives: the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima; a man on the moon; the Saigon execution; the wailing student at Kent State; the tank man ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville High School senior Cecilia Flores, center, outside the McMinnville Police Station last week during a protest she organized with the help of several friends.

Bader: Students organize for cause resonating across the country

The Tuesday afternoon of June 2, a group of McMinnville High School students organized a rally at the McMinnville Police Department in solidarity with nationwide protests against racial injustice and police ...

Officers accused of brutality often have histories of past complaints

By JILL McCORKEL Of Villanova University As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning several of the officers involved in the killing ...

Jeb Bladine: Pandemic creates partnership needs

Some sentiments deserve repeating; here’s one from 19 weeks ago in this space: “Today, almost all newspapers have financial challenges. But so do many retail and service providers … ...

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