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Three Ideas to Improve the Next Stimulus Package

March 27th, 2020 No Comments

How can any direct subsidy to Americans be targeted to reach the greatest need? The solution might be deceptively simple.

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Social Distancing Gives Us a Sporting Chance

March 27th, 2020 No Comments

We should stop caring about money and start caring for one another. Idling our economic engines buys us what we need most — time.

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Society’s “Time Out” Gives Us A Chance to Reflect

March 24th, 2020 No Comments

Why are these humane responses reserved for emergencies? How did normal become so inhumane?

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FDR’s “Fear Itself” Quote is Relevant Today

March 8th, 2020 No Comments

Whether we were aware or not, we’ve been commemorating “Fear Itself Day.” Franklin Roosevelt coined the famous term during his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933.

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I’d Like to Get Paid for Not Working

March 8th, 2020 No Comments

Oregon lawmakers have made sure their pay cannot be interrupted, even by refusal to come to work.

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You Can Help Sabrina Meet Her Goal

February 28th, 2020 No Comments

She shared a bit more of what she hoped to accomplish for her team, her school, her game, and her gender.

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A Referendum on Openness

February 21st, 2020 No Comments

In between the coronavirus story and the Iowa caucuses came another news event that turned on this same axis.

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Eugene Can Welcome Newcomers Without Being Overwhelmed

January 31st, 2020 No Comments

We usually talk about gentrification as if it’s one thing. After it’s done, it is. But when it’s happening on the ground, it involves multiple factors that silently align. They often come together accidentally at first. Slowly, they coalesce into consensus. Then people see a crescendo that seems unstoppable. The best strategy is to interrupt […]

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If Only They Got Out More

January 24th, 2020 1 Comment

I wish legislators at every level could be given a day off work every month to attend a full docket of courtroom proceedings. They would see the human face of somebody who lost their dog the night before and then couldn’t find a non-public place to sleep. They would see how difficult life can be […]

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Solution From 1787 Could Save Oregon Cap-and-Trade

January 17th, 2020 No Comments

Lawmakers in Salem are struggling to rewrite Oregon’s version of a cap-and-trade program in time for their short session, which begins in two weeks. HB2020 was designed to reduce statewide emissions. Instead, it led to Republicans boycotting Salem and not returning until they were assured the bill was dead. It’s beginning to look like that […]

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