Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Casey Kulla: Nearman has forfeited right to hold public office

By CASEY KULLA Yamhill County Commissioner I take my oath of office seriously. I feel strongly that elected officials should try their darndest to work together, to act in a civil manner, to ...

Tom Henderson: Protest, even if violent, not same as insurrection

By TOM HENDERSON Independent Northwest Journalist State Rep. Ron Noble, bless his heart, wants to be a statesman. He wants to add a voice of sobriety and reason. “We are seeing an assault ...

Sherri Yeager: Take a stand for truth, country and democracy

By SHERRI YEAGER Retired History Professor An open letter to elected Republican officials, local, state and federal: I am a resident of McMinnville, a retired 25-year professor of U.S. history and politics. ...

Jeb Bladine: Frogs caught in the boiling water

This week, I’m at a loss for words: It’s too late for regrets, too early for inspiration. From our small corner, we can only hope for attenuation of the contempt and hatred that have poisoned ...

Letter to Readers: No mention of siege?

When I picked up last Friday’s News-Register, I was surprised when I didn’t see an article about the insurrection in Washington, D.C. I assumed it had been assigned to someone while I had been ...

Lowery: The economic cruelty of the COVID pandemic

Just when it seemed some of the most disheartening trends in the U.S. economy were finally beginning to reverse, COVID-19 arrived to entrench them.

 

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Whatchamacolumn: Ron Noble: Democracy needs 'sensible majority'

It is a sad day, but that can change. Protest and let your voice be heard? YES. Violence and criminal activity? NO. Our country embraces the idea that differing opinions and ideals have equal voice. ...

Let's make government boring again

Not quite 30 years ago, I stood in a well-worn conference room at an obscure Naval base, raised my right hand, and swore to defend the Constitution. With some variations — the civil and ...

Jeb Bladine: A New Year needs some new traditions

It’s New Year’s Eve. At midnight, a national sigh of relief will combine “good riddance” to 2020 with hopeful anticipation for a far better 2021. As New Year’s resolutions ...

Laura Finley: A doctorate earned the old-fashioned way

Last month, Joseph Epstein, who teaches at Northwestern University, penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal admonishing Dr. Jill Biden, President-elect Joe Biden’s wife, to stop referring ...

Bond: Get your second wind in a community band

  Imagine you are a 16-year old high school football player. Ten years from now, you probably will never play again, because you no longer have the physical skills you need. Imagine you ...

Worthy alternative to Christmas cards

It seems silly to say, but Christmas always arrives at a good time of year. The great Christian holiday falls four days after the winter solstice, an ancient pagan holiday that generated many of today’s ...

Rutledge: Let’s rediscover truth, democracy

In this season of Advent, Christians are asked to reflect on the holy family, their sojourn in Egypt, and what this might teach the faithful about how to treat the stranger among us. The story of the ...

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Pointer: The rich tapestry of holiday traditions

This is the 20th year Starla Pointer has written about holiday traditions that area residents grew up with. A News-Register reporter since 1982, she believes stories like these, and the Stopping By features ...

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