Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Jeb Bladine: A scavenger hunt for vaccine access

The law of supply and demand describes an economic interplay of price and production. With COVID-19 vaccines, however, limited supply plus boundless demand created an understandable scavenger hunt for ...

Congress bows to pen and phone

By RICH LOWRY President Joe Biden has proved that, if nothing else, he has a pen and a phone. According to The Economist, he signed more executive orders in his first two days than President Donald Trump ...

Just say no to gun law sanctuaries

By VALERIE BLAHA Just say no to gun law sanctuaries   I’m writing because of grave concerns regarding the Second Amendment Sanctuary plan for Yamhill County. This is yet another example ...

Functioning community can't succumb to a cult

By LISA McCRACKEN My friends know that as a psych nerd, I’m fascinated by cults. This passion began as a child watching the Jonestown Massacre unfold on Thanksgiving weekend of 1978, claiming 918 ...

Missing ingredient in local rails-to-trails project is trust

By PETER SHULTZ My father, who died Feb. 6 at age 100, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post for his birthday. It’s about his 100 years of lessons. He explains how he’s learned many lessons ...

Treasures galore

Friends of the Library book sales full of fun and fascinating finds A number of weeks ago, an op-ed piece of mine proclaimed, "Music lasts forever." Well, so do books. And as you may have noticed ...

Beware the legacies we are leaving behind

By BOB FRANKEN It’s funny how legacies can work. Abraham Lincoln ended the practice of American slavery, inspiring Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal. Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil ...

The Grand Old Party will rise once again

By RICH LOWRY After losing a national election, it’s natural that a political party goes through a period of soul-searching and internal turmoil. The Republican Party, though, has taken it to another ...

Bladine: Even so, Noah still built the Ark

We’ve all heard dire predictions of a massive Cascadia subduction zone earthquake in our lifetime. Those blue Tsunami Evacuation Route signs are reminders, but aren’t ready for the devastating ...

Americans deserve a dose of bipartisanship

By JOSEPH CROWLEY and BILL SHUSTER Our economy remains weak. A pandemic continues to kill thousands of citizens each day. And political tensions seem to have reached an all-time high. While a plan to ...

Bladine: Thought-provoking letter from 'Friend'

Dear “Friend”: Your long letter to me this week was a mixture of personal antipathy toward liberal politics and concerns that I’ve been scarred by unreasonable hatred of Donald Trump. ...

The unintended consequences of school closures

By TRACIE MCKINLEY-LUX Licensed Clinical Social Worker “Prolonged social isolation is deadly. We have already lost one child to suicide in this county because of it. I am not willing to lose another, ...

Deb Jones: Trashing our Oregon

As garbage piles up in Willamina and elsewhere we're in danger of losing something precious.  When I first sat down to write this, I was angry. We have lived in Willamina, near the Park-and-Ride ...

Jeb Bladine: Politics run hot with Westsider Trail talks

Long-time backers of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail are heartened by recent outpourings of public support for development of the 17-mile recreational trail between (just northeast of) McMinnville and Gaston. That ...

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