Corvallis Gazette Times - Opinion

Letter: Pogo was right about the enemy

Walt Kelly was the cartoonist for the famous comic strip "Pogo," which appeared in newspapers all across the United States from 1948 to 197… Read more

Editorial: A year later, memories of eclipse endure

What a difference a year makes: This week, we're looking at the gray, dark skies around the mid-valley and cursing the smoke created by the… Read more

Letter: Backing Mania for commissioner

This letter is in support of Max Mania for Benton County commissioner. Read more

Letter: Addition to park is wonderful

I would like to thank our local Parks & Recreation Department for the recent addition to Riverfront Commemorative Park in Corvallis. I'… Read more

Editorial: Smoke rules could clear way for more controlled burns

If you're concerned about the smoke from wildfires that's drifting into the mid-valley, you might be interested in a series of public heari… Read more

Editorial: Smoke rules could clear way for more controlled burns

If you're concerned about the smoke from wildfires that's drifting into the mid-valley, you might be interested in a series of public heari… Read more


10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

Commentary: Don't split up California — make it even bigger

Billionaire techbro Tim Draper announced recently he would no longer try to split California into three states. Phew: It was the most ridiculous quest to tinker with the state since the Legislature voted in 1978 to tow an iceberg from Antarctica to solve that decade's epic drought. Three Californias had it all wrong. Our state is stronger united, weaker divided. Our size and diversity across ... Read more

Commentary: Keep oil in the ground? It won't pencil out

California has made significant strides against climate change except when it comes to transportation. Since 2012, per capita greenhouse gas emissions from cars, trucks and airplanes have been rising by about 1.5 percent a year. One policy response got a boost earlier this year from a report by the Stockholm Environment Institute: Curtail California oil production by banning new drilling or by ... Read more

Commentary: This is why all Americans should support President Trump on immigration

Donald Trump was serious when he campaigned on stricter enforcement of immigration laws. With "zero-tolerance" for illegal border crossers, a travel moratorium from certain countries and stricter limits on the number of legal immigrants, the president has kept his promise (short of building the wall) to reduce the number of newcomers to the United States. Even people who disagree with Trump's ... Read more

Commentary: A new welfare trap for immigrants

The Trump administration will soon place new limits on legal immigration with a regulatory change that will penalize newcomers just because they could use public benefits in the U.S. The point, according to a spokesman for the president, is "to ensure that the government takes the responsibility of being good stewards of taxpayer funds." In the long run, however, the proposed rule will amount ... Read more

Commentary: Why Trump's politics will outlast him

Democrats, according to a recent Gallup poll, have a more favorable opinion of socialism than of capitalism. I don't take this to be an endorsement of actual socialism as we might have understood the term four decades ago, however; I see it as the expression of a desire to move much further to the left, and if necessary to think outside the usual boxes. Look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ... Read more

Commentary: Why Kavanaugh should be 'borked'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently accused Democrats of trying to "bork" Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Let's hope that happens. Robert Bork, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987, came under intense scrutiny for his "originalist" views, which essentially deny that the Constitution is a living document that must evolve to address ... Read more

Commentary: Journalist cameos should end

"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" has been attracting a lot of moviegoers with some clever sequences, including one just before the opening credits. The real Wolf Blitzer plays a fake Wolf Blitzer. Fans of the franchise know that the Impossible Missions Force - or IMF - is adept at creating masks. In this bit, the team tricks an evil nuclear scientist into coughing up information by appearing to ... Read more

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

SALLY HO and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

SEATTLE — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West on Monday, blotting out mountai… Read more



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