Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Nokes: Oregon nearly entered Union as a slave state

Most Oregonians today are probably unaware of how close Oregon came to becoming a slave state. Slavery was intensely debated at Oregon’s Constitutional Convention in 1857. In fact, it was ...

Jeb Bladine: Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon a good reminder to be prepared

Mankind can only hope that global warming and climate change are hoaxes, because we aren’t well-prepared for the consequences. All eyes turned to Oregon this summer, first on our deadly heat wave ...

Jeb Bladine: Kudos, and an idea, for county property

Here’s a bouquet, and a brickbat, for Yamhill County’s management of  downtown McMinnville properties: Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > ...

FRANKEN: Cosby’s rights upheld because money speaks

By BOB FRANKEN CNN Capitol veteran National legal light Gloria Allred, who represents more than 30 of Bill Cosby’s accusers, attributed his release from prison by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ...

MARIA DE JESUS: Third World’s vaccine desert threatens people everywhere

By MARIA DE JESUS American University In the race between infection and injection, injection has lost. Public health experts estimate 70% of the world’s 7.9 billion people must be fully vaccinated ...

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Moore: Legislature turns deaf ear to voters

The voters of Oregon spoke loud and clear in November 2020 balloting. By 78% to 22%, they amended Oregon’s Constitution to allow laws regulating money in elections. By doing so, they made it possible ...

Bladine: Trail becomes symbol for growing divide

Political insiders have long anticipated results of a journalistic investigation into the ideology and money behind a 2021 takeover of Yamhill County government. That investigative report, published last ...

Perronr and Jasechkow: Wells going dry around the world

By DEBRA PERRONE<br/>and SCOTT JASECHKO University of California at Santa Barbara  As the drought outlook for the Western U.S. becomes increasingly bleak, attention is turning once again to ...

Freres: Active forest management crucial to warding off fire

By ROB FRERES Freres Lumber Company, Oregon Our 99-year-old family-owned company lost 75 million board feet of timber in last September’s Santiam Fire. Trees of varying ages, planted on 6,000 acres ...

Gibson: How to defeat a deadly disease

In April of 1977, a cook at a hospital in the port city of Merka, Somalia, became the last person to contract naturally occurring smallpox. This ancient scourge killed more than 300 million people in ...

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Renewables fuel shift to carbon-free power

By JOSEPH RAND, DEV MILSTEIN, RYAN WISER & BENTHAM PAULOS Of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric ...

Jeb Bladine: Employers still face pandemic rules

Effective Wednesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ended limitations on gathering sizes and eliminated most requirements for wearing masks. Oregonians generally heralded the decision, which marks a new stage ...

Early detection breakthrough needs congressional support

By CANDACE BURCH McMinnville Health Educator As a health educator, prevention is my mantra, and early detection, which can pinpoint a disease like cancer before it spreads through the body, is essential. ...

PERS crisis at 21: The board must act

By ERIC FRUITS Of the Cascade Policy Institute This year, Oregon’s PERS crisis turns 21 years old. What began in 2000 as a nearly fully funded public employee retirement system is now running a ...

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