Coos Bay World - Opinion

Country cannot afford influx of refugees

Will someone please explain to me why Democrat Congress has come to the conclusion that President Trump's southern border wall is immoral, … Read more

It's not all about the money

Steve Scheer’s letter explains the Pembina project as having two parts, physical and financial. He goes on to say the financial part also h… Read more

Homeless shelters are not helping

We can't buy people out of the homeless life. I hear many times that "we need to put more money into homeless shelters." Why do I need to h… Read more

We should pursue sustainable energy production

Young people around the world are protesting the lack of action by older people to curb the effects of climate change. A 16-year-old Swedis… Read more

Redrawing electoral lines needs to be fair, open

Democrats hold Oregon's fate in their hands — at least for the near term. Read more

Cultivating choice with education savings accounts

A Portland public school made headlines last week for offering parents the chance to choose their child’s teacher for next year as part of … Read more


Commentary: Unfair advantages are the rule in college admissions, not the exception

The late, brilliant comedian Joan Rivers' favorite catchphrase was "Grow up!" It was said in jest, but meant in earnest to wake her shocked audiences from their stupor long enough to realize that her comedic targets were doing horrible things all the time. It is in this same spirit that I urge the nation to "Grow up!" in its understanding of the university admissions process. The incredulity ... Read more

10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

Commentary: Is Yale Law really No. 1? Yes and no

The news held no surprises. When U.S. News & World Report released its much-anticipated annual rankings of graduate and professional schools last week, Yale once again ranked No. 1 among law schools, a spot it has held since 1987, when the news magazine first entered the law-school-ranking business. But Yale, which is both my alma mater and my longtime employer, is not No. 1 in all respects. ... Read more

Commentary: Congress is crawling with rich kids. I should know, I was one of them

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made headlines for one unprecedented move after another, from primarying a member of the Democratic leadership to introducing a Green New Deal. But perhaps her most shocking decision yet is also one that is painfully obvious: paying her staff and interns a living wage. See, working for Congress should be an opportunity for Americans of every background to serve ... Read more

Commentary: Trump smears Democrats, again, as the 'anti-Jewish' party

Republicans had a field day criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) when her remarks crossed the line between legitimately criticizing Israel and engaging in anti-Semitic tropes. But will they say anything about President Donald Trump crossing the line between legitimately criticizing anti-Semitism and painting all Democrats as anti-Semites? Of course not. Trump has criticized Democrats often in ... Read more

Commentary: Trump overpromises and fails to deliver yet again — this time on campus free speech

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference that he would sign an executive order "requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars." Even if you worry about threats to free speech on campus, there was something ominous about Trump's pledge. First, the president who rails against "fake news" and ... Read more

Free Felicity Huffman!

Poor Felicity Huffman is being raked over the coals for paying a lousy $15,000 to get her daughter extra time to take the SAT. Read more

Commentary: College admissions scandal shows how desperate the privileged are to keep it that way

Stories don't usually survive very long in the swift churn of news these days. But the college admissions criminal scandal has legs, probably because it has everything a big story needs: famous people, rich people, the FBI, renowned universities and major-league cheating, including the irresistible detail about Photoshopping kids' heads onto real athletes' bodies. It's one thing for the rich ... Read more

Freewheeling Frank brings joy to the community


COOS COUNTY — Freewheeling “Frank” Franklin, a dog who rides around in a motorcycle side car with h… Read more