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Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Many Americans concerned about congressional inaction on global warming and its climate disruption consequences will gather in New York City on Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March. To be held in conjunction with the U.N. Climate Summit, this should be the largest climate action ever. Simultaneously, across the nation, many local solidarity events will also occur — several in Oregon.We can ensure, through our votes, that we elect...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A video released this week showing football star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now his wife, in the face and leaving her apparently unconscious on the floor of a hotel elevator has ignited a contentious debate about the proper way to...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“We struggled eight to 10,000 years about what is to be human beings,” Rabbi Michael Lerner said Sunday at the Peace House Awards Dinner in Ashland. “We have the task of building the world.”Lerner is the second...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 7:11 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very...

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for...

Posted Sep 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Police are using sophisticated software to match the faces of criminals being videotaped committing a crime and photographs stored in enormous databases. The software has paid some dividends. This year, Akron, Ohio, police detectives used...

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

On a crisp fall evening in November 2008, President-elect Obama stood before a crowd of thousands in Chicago’s Grant Park and delivered his victory speech. The words, of course, have slipped away. What remains indelible are the...

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.To call Ferguson a suburb is disingenuous. According to the Brookings Institution, the community’s poverty rate doubled to 22...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Dear Noah,Thank you for your email of August 20. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and your respectful tone, and I am always grateful when someone cares enough about our theater to take the time to write us with their passionate...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:Congress is suffering through a depth of unpopularity unparalleled in history. A recent...

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