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Living with uncontested racism creates at least two significant outcomes in a multicultural society.It curtails and prolongs the victim’s full participation in their community’s social and economic life, and it harbors a tacit acceptance of the status quo among the general public, even among those who in their hearts believe in social justice.We were reminded of the latter two weekends ago, when Black Lives Matter activists confronted U.S. Sen. Bernie...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 7:23 AM

From time to time, democracies with free elections seem to enter a time of uncertainty and distrust. After watching the news media during past election years we should get used to it. Those out of office know they can’t get into...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Support labeling actAmerica needs a uniform labeling standard for genetically modified organisms. In Oregon and other states, there have been campaigns to put state-specific warning labels on GMO foods.GMOs have...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When tragedy strikes, it's a natural impulse to want to Do Something. When the tragedy is the senseless shooting deaths of U.S. military personnel on American soil, and the victims are unarmed by military policy, it's not surprising that...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Why I wentI went to Senator Wyden’s recent town hall meeting in Medford because I am concerned about HR 1599 taking away our right to know if there are GMOs in our food and overturning the hard-fought victory...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

At the July 16 council meeting, the Medford City Council formally initiated the legislative process to draft rules regulating commercial marijuana activity. At this time, I think it would be helpful to summarize the council’s position thus...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

SAN DIEGO — "First off," Scott Walker proclaimed, "we took on the unions, and we won. We won!"Taking on the unions is usually first off for Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate. It is the very...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

"Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you."— Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013Planned Parenthood's reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Deal breakerRecently I heard a radio commercial that was telling all the wonderful economic advantages we would get from the LNG pipeline. They stated that the pipeline would provide additional natural gas for local...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The (Eugene) Register-GuardWith labor activists moving ahead at full speed with plans to get a $15 minimum wage initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot, it's puzzling why Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland,...

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