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End the Oligarchy -Salem Weekly Endorsements

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in Opinion | 10 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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Another Councilors Comments: ward: 6

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 in Opinion | 0 comments

Daniel Benjamin Hello folks, I’d like to thank Salem ​W​eekly for reaching out and extending an opportunity for me to talk to the great...

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Republicans: own your mess -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 in Opinion | 3 comments

In one of the oddest election seasons in recent history, progressives and many conservatives have come to agree on one thing: that the...

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Tax Fairness -Salem Weekly Editorial

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 in Opinion | 1 comment

The recently failed ballot measure to fund enhanced Cherriots service in Salem with a modest payroll tax elicited much hand wringing in...

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