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Three Soft Landings, Not One

October 4th, 2022 No Comments

It’s tricky having as much power as the U.S. government does, especially when greedy stock market investors, wounded world leaders, and petulant former presidents are looking for any advantage.


Obama Can Separate Politics From Partisanship

September 26th, 2022 No Comments

Let the partisan squabbles continue as they always have. But this notion that our political system isn’t worth the trouble must be defeated resoundingly.


Trump Has an Alternate Path Back to Power

August 28th, 2022 No Comments

He can have all those things, without bothering to campaign in 2024. Donald Trump should be chosen as the Speaker of the House in 2025.


Political Musical Chairs (a summer fantasy)

July 24th, 2022 No Comments

Why should Mike Doonesbury be the only newspaper character allowed a summer fantasy? I submit for your enjoyment a breezy beach read about rearranging power and politics. It starts where too many real stories lately have ended — at the Supreme Court. It’s hard not to worry about its politicization — and loss of legitimacy. We […]


How to Make Hearings Heard

June 10th, 2022 1 Comment

“Arguments provoke counter arguments but feelings do no not provoke counter feelings.”


A Swift Solution for Housing Affordability

May 22nd, 2022 No Comments

Simply put, all we need to do to make Eugene affordable is to make it less attractive. There’s no need to overthink it.


SCOTUS Leak Recalls Snowden and Toto

May 6th, 2022 No Comments

An early draft is often more revealing than a final version. What emerges from this version is hubris, urgency and anger.


GOP Hypocrisy has Become Strategic

May 6th, 2022 No Comments

Politicians of every stripe have used fake sincerity when campaigning, but it’s only recently become a governing principle.


Why Does Affirmative Action Confuse Us? Blame Descartes

February 11th, 2022 1 Comment

President Biden promised during his campaign to choose a Black woman for the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer’s announced retirement now makes this possible. Biden’s critics are upset. To understand the issue better, let’s consult with Ted Cruz, John Kennedy, Brian Flores, and René Descartes. Sen. Ted Cruz was first to opine that the president […]


In Baseball and Politics, Get Ready for “Small Ball”

February 4th, 2022 No Comments

Wasikowski could teach Schumer to embrace a strategy that keeps more balls — or bills — in play for longer.