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What Might Have Happened to Garrison Keillor

Donald Trump received more votes than Hillary Clinton in all but nine Minnesota counties. Trump’s strength across the country was in rural areas. Keillor’s weekly commentaries for the Washington Post Writers Group proved a poor companion in

Don’t Duck an Opportunity: Let Christobal and Leavitt Share

Any way you slice it, success in college football comes down to two positions — starting quarterback and head coach. The University of Oregon Ducks could shake up the status quo — and rattle every other team

It’s Time for the West Coast to Unite

A unified front against Daylight Saving Time would expose the silliness for what it is. Think of the move as secession-lite.

Eugene Needs Fewer Losers — Here’s How

This is not a feel-good, trophy-for-everyone argument. Solutions that incorporate minority views are sturdier, more resilient, and often more creative.

Small Morsels About Food

Turkey, ham, roast beef, lamb — without those foods, the Earl of Sandwich would still be a viscount. The other days are celebrated with chocolate, which is likewise famous for its longevity.

Flying People Belong Together

It’s not a manger scene if Mary is behind the United ticket counter, Joseph is near Delta’s gate and the baby Jesus is swaddled in Allegiant’s warning display against oversized carry-on bags.

Tax the Riches

It barely matters who they give their money to, so long as it doesn’t stay in their pocket. Economic dynamism is not that complicated.

Majority Rules is Not Enough

Politics is not like sport, or shouldn’t be. If winning is all that matters, then losers have nothing to do except wait for their turn to be winners.

Reflections at the Electoral Equinox

If Democrats want to storm the Capitol in 2018, we’ve already seen a storm they can use.

Sailing, Stillness and Scents

When you’re on a boat, you don’t have much, but it’s seldom not enough. When a need becomes known, sharing occurs quickly and naturally.