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WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump first strides into the Oval Office as president, his perfect day is likely to be ruined by a file marked “North Korea.” Trump’s (first? only?) term in office may include either a messy confrontation with an unpredictable, highly combustible regime, or a rogue n…

  • Ann Coulter
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Soon after Trump’s announcement speech, I said he would win the nomination and likely the election. It wasn’t that hard to predict. For anyone familiar with the Republican Party’s repeated betrayals of the American people, it was a 2-foot putt.

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WASHINGTON — At long last, Fidel Castro is dead. Now the oppressive system he installed in Cuba can wither and die, too — unless Donald Trump reverts to Cold War policies and gives Cuba’s failing dictatorship new life.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. A book of his columns, “You Had to Be There,” was published in l…

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A few weeks ago I was completely consumed by baseball. I’ve always been a fan of the game, but just don’t spend time investing in the sport. However, with this last World Series, my husband and I invested and game-by-game I became a Cubs fan.

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  • Elder StatemanEDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. A book of his columns, “You Had to Be There,” was published in late 2014. Selected columns will be printed on these pages every other Sunday.
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BILL DUNCAN

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This is a brand new “gig” for me. About a month ago I got a call from The News-Review asking me to write columns on local politics. In a moment of weakness I said sure, be glad to! Then I began to think, what do I say?

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Where will the $3 billion or so that Measure 97 collects each year come from? The Legislative Revenue Office estimates that about two thirds of the total will be paid by us, Oregon’s consumers, that most of the rest would be shifted to the Internal Revenue Service, with the remainder borne b…

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Homebrewers generally have a few base recipes they’ve designed that are their stand by “house beers”. These are the ones we like to have in our cooler and brew most often. We really know these recipes, we’ve made these beers over and over. These are beers we love drinking and sharing, but, w…

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Manufactured homes are a major source of affordable housing in Douglas County. Older manufactured homes are also, unfortunately, major energy hogs. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey, manufactured homes built before 1980 consume 53 percent more ener…