Arr-Gee published Archive

Neighbors May Have Difficult Days Together

My neighbor and I lean in opposite directions but I didn’t think of us as polar opposites. We felt like polar somethings at that moment, given the sudden chill in the air.

Eugene’s Naming Policy: Mend It, Don’t Upend It

Suspending the rules to rush this honor isn’t the best exclamation point that could be added to the honor. Making the rules work better for everyone would be preferable. Coleman and Ortiz stayed focused on that ideal

Don’t Miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Freedom and inalienable rights are familiar to us, but buying and selling other humans was the other “new idea” that made our country possible.

Legislative Session Recap: Shutouts and Sausages

Courtney enforced what came to be known among his colleagues as “the Rule of 16.” If you didn’t already have 16 votes to pass your bill, it would not get a floor vote.

Fripperies Galore

In retrospect, we should have become suspicious when we all suddenly needed an appliance called a "food processor."

Gerrymandering Can Be Fixed With Local Solutions

Borderline demonstrates how easy it is to manipulate district lines to give an advantage to one party over the other. The databases are not to be used for commercial purposes, but why not? What if the same

Put Kesey Square in the Center of the Universe

In a way that the Merry Pranksters would appreciate, the brass circles would encourage exploratory wandering, forcing the daily bustle to slow down a bit.

Consider EmX As Art

Every EmX station and every EmX vehicle should display what EmX could look like when it’s fully built. We’re a community that likes to know where we’re going.

Year-End Fripperies (With Leftovers Aplenty)

My package arrived without incident. Incident was mailed separately.

Axemen is an Archaic Mascot, Even Without Sexism

answers are quickly becoming as outdated as manual chopping tools. We all carry supercomputers in our pockets today. Answers are easily available. The trick now is to ask the best questions. Asking is the new power. Curiosity