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“Voting is the beating heart of democracy” are words attributed to Thomas Paine. Paine and his fellow founders were intent in making sure our fledgling country would never become the type of E…

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When it comes to tax money there is no level of government that doesn't slobber over getting more, even at the loss of land and freedoms to enjoy it by the owners. Such is the case with the vi…

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As an East Oregonian who values public lands, clean water and wildlife habitat, I was appalled by The Observer editorial, “New river protections may have unintended consequences” (Feb. 25, 202…

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When contractors were digging at OSU-Cascades in 2019 to reclaim the pumice pit, campus officials took the editorial board on a tour. We saw the geographic fault line running through the prope…

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Upon reading the recent letter to the editor from Miri Koltuv concerning inclusion and fairness, I was extremely impressed by her astute assessment of the issues of race, gender, sexual orient…

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Along with uplifting news stories about the COVID-19 variants, former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and Tom Brady’s unmitigated gall to continue winning Super Bowls that in…

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Presidential honeymoons have remarkably different lengths. President Barack Obama’s honeymoon, at least with the press, began the day he announced his candidacy, Feb. 10, 2007, and the blissfu…

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I've been listening to the second impeachment trial and hope everyone else has too. Trump's words and actions during the campaign and post-election clearly paint the picture of a leader bent o…

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I take extreme offense to Ann Morrison's column The Observer published Jan. 16, 2021. Having known people who were in concentration camps in Germany, to try to compare those who don't agree wi…

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Oregonians living through the September 2020 fires know the threat global warming poses; we are on the front lines. We know temperature is rising and rainfall is declining during summer, while…

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Since when has the art of being human turned into being a negative leftist attribute? When has the need for finger pointing for what our leader has done turn into finger pointing at each other?