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Superman Never Had Sandy’s Sly Smile

October 19th, 2018 No Comments

Bozo’s Circus was televised live every weekday at noon on WGN-TV. Every kid in Chicagoland dreamed of someday being in the audience for this show.

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How to Guarantee Eugene’s Town Square Success

October 12th, 2018 No Comments

The details of our needs change over time, so we must always return to the intent of the gift and the vision of its donors. If Eugene and Lane County have a central hub, it belongs on 8th Avenue and should include the Park Blocks.

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You Can’t Tell the President to Buzz Off

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Presidential Alerts suddenly make the President’s Twitter feed seem quaint.

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State Dept Promotes Punctuated Equilibrium

September 21st, 2018 No Comments

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gotten almost a dozen senior officials convicted or pleading guilty to various crimes, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this administration believes that most sentences are too long.

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Our Political Dysfunction (Easily) Explained

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from grabbing too much power. But this is a different problem. One branch has collapsed, so the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.

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Minor Pleasures of Eugene Fandom

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

We witness pure joy. It appears during competition — but it actually comes from the learning. Mastery is deeply satisfying. That satisfaction cannot be hidden.

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How To Make Utility Bills More Fair

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

No one disputes that conservation should be encouraged. Pricing structures shape public behavior. Habits are harder to change than rates. As things stand, the champions of conservation pay nearly double the per-unit rate as those who use their full allotment of EWEB’s first-tier power.

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We Need a Rural WeWork Model

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

WeWork’s success relies on the serendipity of meeting others using adjoining workspaces. Can some of the benefits of proximity be replicated in a digital world? What would bring rural neighbors together around shared economic benefits?

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Keep Eugene Weird

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

Now more than ever, we must preserve and protect those things about us that make absolutely no sense. We have to support outdoor tuba concerts, mausoleum tours, nude beaches for middle-aged bathers, and our S.L.U.G. Queen pageant.

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Downtown Eugene: Up, Up, or Away

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

We can stop regretting decisions made in 1968. Maybe they weren’t good or bad — just too soon. It’s taken us 50 years to grow into our taller skin, but now we have. We can feel good about that.

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