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Column: Trump and the Lord’s work
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Column: Trump and the Lord’s work
This was a really bad time for us to be stuck.

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Column: Working-class fraud
Timothy Egan column
Writer’s Notebook: The myth of islands
Writer’s Notebook: The myth of islands
People forget how much they are connected to the world
Southern Exposure: Earth Day High School
Southern Exposure: Earth Day High School
How today's environmentalists were inspired by science teachers in Seaside
Of Cabbages and Kings: Has Merkley’s sixth sense failed him?
Of Cabbages and Kings: Has Merkley’s sixth sense failed him?
Knowing when a politician is fatally wounded is pat of the sixth sense that a politician needs.
Water Under the Bridge: April 27, 2016
Water Under the Bridge: April 27, 2016
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: Getting to zero
Column: Getting to zero
Hemingway was not a healthy man during the latter phases in his life.
Column: Softening on Trump? Remember this
Column: Softening on Trump? Remember this
You can expect multitudes of office-seekers and sycophants to follow Chris Christie’s craven path to believing, or pretending to believe, in a presidential Trump.
Column: Clash of the injured titans
The upcoming contests only buttress the possibility that those two will be the last man and woman standing.
Column: Our own Mickey Mantle
Column: Our own Mickey Mantle
My non-baseball friends are forever puzzled by my devotion to the game.
Column: In Hamilton’s debt
Column: In Hamilton’s debt
But let me leave the $20 bill alone and talk about how glad I am to see Hamilton retain his well-deserved honor.
Editor’s Notebook: Well-loved chickens peck out a prominent place in modern life
Editor’s Notebook: Well-loved chickens peck out a prominent place in modern life

Grandpa used to say non-rural Americans don’t realize chickens are living beings, but think they are only neatly plastic-wrapped meat pieces in Styrofoam trays that materialize as if by magic in grocery coolers.

Pragmatic farmers, he and...

Editorial cartoon: Jack-Pot
Editorial cartoon: Jack-Pot

Column: The danger of a single story
American politics has always been prone to single storyism — candidates reducing complex issues to simple fables
Of Cabbages and Kings: ‘The Boy Scout’s’ endorsement of Sanders is puzzling
Of Cabbages and Kings: ‘The Boy Scout’s’ endorsement of Sanders is puzzling
I empathize with the young boys and girls shivering while they wait for their track meet event to start
Water Under the Bridge: April 20, 2016
Water Under the Bridge: April 20, 2016
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: The end of Catholic guilt
The pope implies that there’s considerable fun to be had in human relationships
Southern Exposure: Are there ghosts in Seaside?
Southern Exposure: Are there ghosts in Seaside?
The spirits are making their way to Seaside ... or were they here all along?
Column: The Pastrami Principle of real Americans
Quite a few people seem confused about the current state of the Democratic nomination race
Column: Clintonism, RIP
Column: Clintonism, RIP
The center-left, triangulating, New Democrat (Bill) Clintonism of the 1990s is dead. It expired of unnatural causes, buried -- definitively, if unceremoniously -- by its very creator.
Editor’s Notebook: Mummy’s boy waits, pondering nine decades of wrinkles
Editor’s Notebook: Mummy’s boy waits, pondering nine decades of wrinkles
There will be no 21-gun salute when Mum dies. Mourning will be limited to a younger generation; no contemporaries survive.
Editorial cartoon: Nailed it
Editorial cartoon: Nailed it
Nailed it.
Column: Why Merkley supports Bernie Sanders
Column: Why Merkley supports Bernie Sanders
The president reflects, but also helps define, our national values, priorities and direction.
Column: Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary!
Column: Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary!
One of the world’s great inventions, only a little behind the light bulb, was Ramona Quimby, the strong-willed, lovable and exasperating star of “Ramona the Pest” and other books.
Column: How to fix politics
It’s increasingly clear that the roots of political dysfunction lie deep in society.
Of Cabbages and Kings: Astoria’s  J.C. Penney store evokes childhood memories
Of Cabbages and Kings: Astoria’s J.C. Penney store evokes childhood memories
The Lums are a remarkable example of family business ownership.