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Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Gerson column goldenMichael Gerson's column on March 10, "Viewing Ferguson from Selma — and fixing it," is one of the finest I have ever read.Two paragraphs stand out: "... there was a reason the civil rights movement set great store by well-crafted words: to reveal the routine cruelty of segregation and to place unfair suffering in the context of a story that gives it purpose. That story is perhaps the most extraordinary outside the Bible: a captive...

Posted Mar 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

More than life was lostOver the past several days, details have emerged over the killing of Andrew Charles Shipley, 49, a mentally ill man, shot by seven officers of the Medford police force. The facts as I understand them...

Posted Mar 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM

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Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Democracy diedDemocracy and the spirit of community activism died in Phoenix on March 16. By a 5-1 vote, an applicant for a seat on the Phoenix Urban Renewal Board was turned down by the Phoenix City Council. The...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Shooting raises questionsThe police shooting of Shipley raises doubts and unease. Certainly the safety of officers under these and similar circumstances is important, but does the overly militaristic presence negatively...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Who's handing out Bibles?Today I noticed four or five men standing on the sidewalks handing out little books to all the students as they left Hedrick Middle school grounds. They were small New Testaments.I find this...

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Times opinion absurdThe editorial column from the L.A. Times appearing in the March 17 MT is utterly absurd.Police officers and civilians are wounded and killed every day by gunshots. And it's not "armor piercing"...

Updated Mar 21, 2015 at 11:54 PM

No objection to casinoI don't really have an objection against the proposed Coquille Indian casino on South Pacific Highway, where Kim's Chinese restaurant used to stand.Just look at that stretch of rather drab real...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Remembering FrohnmayerI met David Frohnmayer in the first grade at Roosevelt Elementary School. In the sixth grade we gave each other nicknames. His was "Hugo!" At Medford Junior High School, we were in a lot of activities...

Posted Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Mandatory vaccinationsMandatory vaccinations for attendance in public schools are to protect all of the students, not just the child vaccinated. The alternative to vaccinating is home school.Reasons for vaccinations...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

An act of treasonMy dictionary defines treason as, "The crime of betraying or attacking the State or government of the State to which the offender belongs."I recall a time when the party that lost the presidential...

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