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home : opinions June 26, 2017


Might as well face it, we're addicted to rage
Jeremy Christian, who fatally slashed two men on a Portland MAX train and wounded another last month, is a rage junkie. He is full of bilious anger toward anyone who is not him. When three men intervened as he spewed his wrath and anti-Muslim abuse at a pair of teenaged girls, he turned that rage on them and left them in a welter of blood.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Dying in committee: Playing politics with veterans' lives
No sitting governor of Oregon has ever refused to meet with a Medal of Honor recipient. Until now.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Red-teaming climate is not a good choice
We are writing in response to The Nugget column posted by Craig Rullman in the Wednesday, April 26, issue of The Nugget.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Coordinate and extend senior services
Several weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor about the need to provide a way to coordinate services to senior citizens in Sisters. There were no responding letters about what I wrote. However, many seniors have been responding to me with much agreement about what was proposed. The letter might have been ignored by some, but not by seniors. My opinion is that the entire community owes its interest to the large numbers of senior citizens that support this community with their finances, expertise, and wonderful abilities.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Bring immigrants out of the shadows
Craig Rullman recently authored a column entitled "The Great Wall of Trump" which provided details drawn from his experience as a narcotics officer in California and recently released prison statistics to seemingly suggest that almost all those arrested in the drug trade were individuals in the U.S. illegally. That isn't true, and neither are his claims that immigrants just bring trouble and work for nearly nothing.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The future of our schools
Could we, the people of Sisters, help the schools bolster their enrollment to increase their funding?
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Sisters Eagle Airport - more than an airport
From the outset, it has been our goal that the Sisters Eagle Airport was more than just an airport. We see it as community venue and as an economic engine for both tourism and business aviation.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Questioning the constitutionality of Syria bombing
I was troubled by The Nugget's editorial regarding President Trump's executive decision to bomb Syria.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A better idea for insuring health
A great idea is floating around Central Oregon: Why not join with California and Washington in a West Coast universal healthcare system? It's time for healthcare to be treated as a human right, not a luxury.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Civility and Socrates
I am involved with the Citizens4Civility (C4C) non-profit here in Sisters Country. For about 18 months we have been hosting quarterly Civility Project/Speak Your Peace meetings to share ideas and techniques for how we can all be more respectful with each other. We have been focusing on nine core tenets of civility.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017














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