CRAIG CLINE – When we vote, we strengthen our Constitution â€” the foundation we stand upon together. Every American should protect it, preserve it, and keep it from crumbling.
CRAIG CLINE – We humans are the most powerful members of the animal kingdom. Letâ€™s unite in seeing â€œanimal wrongsâ€ and acting to DO SOMETHING about them. For humane humans, thatâ€™s The Golden Rule thing to do.
CRAIG CLINE – We humans are the most powerful members of the animal kingdom. Let us unite in both seeing â€œanimal wrongsâ€ and in acting to DO SOMETHING about them. Letâ€™s become vegans and apply our Golden Rule to ALL animals, humans and non-humans alike.
CRAIG CLINE – On Sunday, November 11th, the Statesman Journal asked its readers to vote on â€œhow they observe Veterans Day,â€ the legal holiday on which citizens honor all veterans of our armed forces. Interestingly, Veterans Day is observed on Armistice Day, the anniversary of the armistice (stopping of warfare by mutual agreement) of World War 1 in 1918.
CRAIG CLINE – The title of the book is true to the authorâ€™s intent: to explore both the historical and the psychological-social-spiritual events that took place in the 1960s. He makes this exploration personal; a memoir of his own journey and â€œhealingâ€ — from his old self to his new one.
CRAIG CLINE – Former Vice President Dick Cheney is the fortunate beneficiary of a heart transplant. I hope his new heart has more compassion than his old one did.
CRAIG CLINE – There appear to be no easy ways out of the financial difficulties we face. We have “money messes” at our local, state, and federal levels. There is one big thing that can help us though, and I propose that all of us get behind the following objective, with all the political and financial power we can muster, starting right here in Salem-Keizer.
CRAIG CLINE — I want to recommend a “must read” book for anyone who wonders why our country is still at war after nine years. We wage war – -despite the deep wounds and dreadful deaths that it imposes not only on our so-called enemies, but also on ourselves.
CRAIG CLINE: On January 4th, the Statesman Journal ran an Associated Press article entitled: â€œMost state budgets on path to even leaner times.â€ The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that state budgets are likely to fall $180 billion short for the new fiscal year. According to the Pew Center on the States, our own Oregon is ninth among the ten â€œworstâ€ states, and 30th among all states, with a 14.5 percent budget gap for 2009-10 (as of July 2009).