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Happiness: We’ve Swapped Eudemonia For Bliss

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Happiness started as an elegant encapsulation of the democratic ideal. But democracy didn’t give us rapid economic growth. Capitalism did. So “happiness” was taken over and redefined by the mercantile class, to sell its goods.

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Trump Can Be Impeached for What He Has Failed to Do

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Good deeds purposely left undone were misdemeanors, and they were as invidious as high crimes, when judging a president’s fitness for office. President Trump makes no effort to conceal his misdemeanors.

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All Shoppers Need a Better Mirror

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Our sustainable, organic, woke, local thriftiness makes us feel empowered and esteemed. Where can we turn when our purchasing power produces more purchasing and less power?

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Life Lessons: What Would Sabrina Do?

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

If Sabrina has a single defining characteristic, it’s her ambition. We could use a little boost of that same Vitamin A here.

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Oregon Explores Early Voting

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Whenever a 16-year-old drives a car, every driver on that road shares the risks caused by their inclusion. Why should society in general be any different?

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What I Learned By Being Late to Church

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

I knew I would be twelve minutes late to church, but I also knew that there was nothing I could do about it.

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Newspaper Habit Can Keep You Fit

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Your brain is flexing its decision-making muscles, performing what’s called the “executive function.” You need these skills everywhere.

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Weathering Adversity Brings Us Together

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Historically and biologically speaking, what we call “normal” has been anything but. Life has been a constant struggle for most of humanity, most of the time.

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Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.

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Oregon’s Urban Growth Boundaries Have Deepened Economic Chasms

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Where the cityscape stops, the countryside begins. There’s really nothing in between. That’s the Oregon mystique. Or was. Now we have two Oregons, each with very different sets of problems to solve.

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