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Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Shame on the Republicans in the Oregon Legislature. Even more shame on the Democrats, the majority party in the Legislature. And perhaps the most shame lies with the rest of us Oregonians for letting the 2016 Legislature get away with a week of shenanigans. The Legislature opened its 35-day session on Feb. 1, yet the two parties still can't agree on the Legislature's mission. The Democrats, with the assent of Gov. Kate Brown, seem prepared to ram a minimum-wage...

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Diversity changed parties The Democratic Party has long claimed to be the party of diversity, with a coalition of varying social and ethnic groups all gathered under the "big tent." However, all they offer their voters this...

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 2:13 PM

It is often rumored that I have a cold dead heart. That isn’t true. I don’t think it is dead. But I’ll admit I don’t let some flying baby with a crossbow tell me what to do. I buy presents when I want to, not...

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Valentine’s Day.

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Joe Liccar cartoon on political correctness on valentines.

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 7:45 AM

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill. The Sentencing...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Football is brutal Our sons played it in their growing-up years. Then we thought it was great to have them play. I have always recognized it as a brutal sport. After reading of all the concussions and the resulting...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The last of the misguided Malheur militants finally faced reality Thursday and departed the federal property they had occupied since Jan. 2. They accomplished none of what they set out to do, all of them face federal charges for their actions,...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As Donald Trump's GOP opponents descend on South Carolina, they are running smack into a phenomenon. In this state, Trump is riding a wave of adulation more common for rock stars, faith healers or South American dictators.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Einstein.

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