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Vote Damn It

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Opinion | 0 comments

As a citizen of this democracy it is your obligation to vote in every election. Ballots have been sent out to registered voters and can be...

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Non-Believers Come Out of the Closet

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Opinion | 4 comments

by Laurel Hines If you are one of the ever-growing numbers of people who don’t believe in a religion, you are “a-theist” (not part of a...

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Looking for America

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Opinion | 7 comments

by Elijah Rakha-Sheketoff As America by Simon and Garfunkel waves over the crowd, I wonder how on earth I got so lucky. Not only am I an...

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End the Oligarchy -Salem Weekly Endorsements

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in Opinion | 19 comments

Last year former President Jimmy Carter made headlines when he said the U.S. had become an “oligarchy” — a government run by a small group...

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Support the “Political Revolution” -Salem Weekly Endorsement

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in Opinion | 2 comments

When primaries are contested, a newspaper often states a preference for a candidate from each party and then later endorses one or the...

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Defending the Republic -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Opinion | 2 comments

The chickens are coming home to roost in American politics.  Since the election of Ronald Reagan — who argued that government wasn’t a...

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Council isn’t “us against them”

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Opinion | 0 comments

by Steve McCoid The first fifteen months of my first term as a Salem City Council have flown by for me. Certainly, there is a very steep...

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Let’s Talk About Healthy Relationships

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in Opinion | 1 comment

Guest opinion by Angele Kirk When you think back to your first love, your first date, your first relationship, the memories may make you...

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How to Pass a Bond Measure -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in Opinion | 1 comment

The Salem City Council will hold what may be their final work session to discuss a November bond measure for a new police facility on...

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