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In retrospect, the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic was lackluster at best and nothing illustrates that better than the recent confusion — and apparent lack of planning — over the di…

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Again the Liberal idiocy reigns supreme in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate regarding pronouns or distinction of sexes. If you really believe science, then you must agree that …

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The Observer editorial "Small steps better in Oregon's single-payer plan" was a frustrating read for me. I disagree that small steps would be smarter. I, and hundreds of others, have been work…

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The future looked bright for U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz in the halls of Congress. We still believe that to be true, but it’s clear the freshman congressman didn’t get off on the right foot last wee…

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As your constituent, it is my duty to call for your immediate resignation as Representative of Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District due to your actions Jan. 6 and 7 in the U.S. Capitol.

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The man we elected to the U.S. House of Representatives had an important choice to make in his first week in office. The choice was to support democracy and freedom or to support fascism and a…

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I am disappointed that Cliff Bentz, our new U.S. Representative, used his very first vote to challenge the Pennsylvania election results. By doing so, from the first days of his term, he lent …

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With opinions so frequently, and sometimes violently, offered these days, it might be useful to read "The Death of Expertise."

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Early on as a freshman at the University of Oregon, I happened across “the newspaper room.” In an older part of the library, high-ceilinged, tall-windowed, with rows of wooden tables — and qui…

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I read with great interest forensic scientist Michael Howard's Other Views piece on the COVID-19 pandemic because it meshed with an experience I had Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, while shopping at a …

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One of my favorite movies is "Catch Me If You Can." At one point, Tom Hanks, who plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty, encounters the target of his investigation, Frank Abagnale, portrayed by Leonard…

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In today’s pop culture dominated climate, politicians rarely receive much thanks, but the work of U.S. Rep. Greg Walden stands out as a classic example of what an elected leader should do once…

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Christmas 2020 is almost here and we are still dealing with this virus in many different ways, either by restrictions to follow or the loss of a loved one who is dearly missed.

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I belong to the Wallowa and Palouse bands of the Nez Perce. My family are descendants of Chief Red Bear, who helped Lewis and Clark build canoes and navigate the free-flowing Columbia River. I…

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The Observer’s related publication, The Baker City Herald, recently asked Gov. Kate Brown’s office to explain why Oregon’s new risk level system for COVID-19 prohibits restaurants and bars fro…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has literally been a challenge of a lifetime, without immediate action and bipartisanship in D.C., our lives are about to get a lot harder. The moratorium on evicti…