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Posted at 11:01 PM

In his State of the Union address in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty. In their budget resolution of 2015, Congressional Republicans announced their War on the Poor.Of course they wouldn’t call it that. To use our own congressman’s words, they refer to it as “approving a budget that balances and reduces our national debt.” But as I explained last week, of the more than $5 trillion of anticipated savings over the next 10 years,...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 9:28 AM

While a majority of our nation’s 50 states still have the death penalty on their books, that number has begun to shift in recent years. Prior to 2007, 12 states had outlawed executions; between 2007 and 2013, six states banned the...

Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations to Mayor John Stromberg for casting the deciding vote to proceed with a rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5 that isn't even within the Ashland city limits.Stromberg broke a 3-3 tie Tuesday night by voting to extend...

Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threw his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate in April, his base of Democratic support, according to Iowa polls, has gone from 5 to 15 percent.With Hillary Clinton running at 60 percent, it's...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 7:57 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim...

Posted May 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Yesterday we bid farewell to Ashland High School's outstanding principal, Michelle Zundel. Today we salute the community that makes her job and that of all Ashland School District educators easier.As they have done every five years since...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Hillary Clinton.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Donald Landgren cartoon about college loans and graduation.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 8:22 AM

It’s hard to comprehend that when I was a kid, World War II was a memory as recent as the first Gulf War is today, and World War I veterans were about the age Vietnam veterans are today. It wasn’t too long ago that the last...

Posted May 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations are in order to Ashland High School Principal Michelle Zundel, who will become the Medford School District's new chief academic officer July 1. But the goodwill is tinged with regret that Zundel will no longer lead Ashland's...

Posted May 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ride-alongWednesday, May 6, was another day when I looked forward to driving Donald home from his dialysis session. We got to talking about his wonderful neighbors and the best way to get home on the back roads. At other...

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