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Posted Nov 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In response to the recent tragic attacks by ISIL in Paris, Beirut and the Sinai, the United States and the West would be well advised to pause before launching a knee-jerk reaction of military retaliation. Instead, we should do what works. If nothing else, the 14 years since 9/11, during which we have waged continuous war in the Middle East, have clearly demonstrated that war is not what works. War has not broken the spirit of what some call “radical Islam.” Indeed, war...

Posted Nov 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

These are my reflections on sleeping outside during the second annual Option for Homeless Residents of Ashland fundraiser on Nov. 7 at the former Lincoln Elementary School at Beach and Henry streets. I started getting cold around 4:30 p.m.

Posted Nov 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I frequently declare that my perspective on life is neither demonstrably right nor wrong but rather beliefs that are an extension of my worldview. Momentarily I’ll elaborate on that, but first I’d like to extend the invitation to...

Posted Nov 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Taking action on climate change is common sense. The actions we need to take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also improve our quality of life, create good jobs, save money, and keep our energy dollars local. That’s why local...

Updated Nov 4, 2015 at 11:31 AM

On Oct. 1, a Tidings story said the deadline for raising the estimated $1,225,000 for the new artificial turf football field at Ashland High School was Oct. 15. However, the school board appears to be under significant pressure to keep this...

Posted Nov 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

My friend Daniel Murphy and I have been reading Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) and Rabbi Abraham Skorka’s excellent book, "On Heaven and Earth," over these past months. It’s written in dialogue format, and so one gets...

Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Ashland has so many deer that any unfenced flower garden or yard is nightly ravaged and littered with deer poop. For years residents passively accepted the deer infestation or built unaesthetic 7-foot fences to limit deer foraging areas.

Posted Oct 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

People I know and support are deeply involved in opposing the Coos Bay liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and pipeline. The pipeline is proposed to snake through central and western Oregon, crossing over 400 pristine rivers and creeks. I...

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