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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 7:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”That was former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talking with successor John F. Kennedy about the devastating failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in early 1961. JFK had reached out for political cover, and also insight regarding the military defeat and diplomatic disaster at the start of his administration.The current news about Cuba and President Barack Obama is...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.Clinton is...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political...

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 7:54 PM

After a lengthy debate Tuesday night, the Ashland City Council decided to modify, rather than reject, an inter-governmental agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to supply water to a controversial rest stop on Interstate...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 6:44 AM

The visit of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington has dominated news headlines and discussion. Meanwhile, the visit of another leader of an important U.S. ally has received far less coverage.That is...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Jackson County's Board of Commissioners is poised to set the county's tax rate on marijuana sales at zero for the first year the drug is legal for recreational use in Oregon.An order the three-person board will put to an official vote at...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM

A group of Ashland citizens is collecting money pledges on Facebook to pay for an overhaul of the recently refurbished Plaza, starting with replacement of the dark gray paving stones with something more colorful. The group Ashland...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 5:06 PM

The Ashland City Council Tuesday night took a step back from allowing short-term vacation rentals in single-family zones, but moved to expand their inclusion in multiple-family zones throughout the city. In the first reading of a city...

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 12:21 PM

The shocking physical attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul may appear just the latest negative news from the Korean peninsula. On March 10 he left the hospital, five days after being slashed in a knife attack by a deranged...

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 6:51 AM

Sports announcer Howard Cosell made famous the phrase “Tell it like it is.” He prided himself on laying out his words of description for the listener just the way he saw it and letting the listener decide for himself just...

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