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Our Bipolar Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2019 No Comments

Apart from Reagan’s magnetism, our presidential elections have swung from left to right with metronomic regularity for 64 years.

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Eugene Needs the Skyline Icon It Already Has

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

The senior housing structure has never been well loved by anyone but its residents. … Half a century later, its height could become an important asset to downtown.

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Writers Will Sometimes Give You the Quote off Their Back

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

I went back to my clothing giveaway station, pausing at every patch of navy blue along the way. My coat, my hat, and my scarf were definitely gone.

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A Truth-Telling Strategy That Will Totally Work

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

No editor wants to clutter a page with disclaimers and dependent clauses. They can insert “without providing evidence” and “despite the consensus among experts,” but the president’s words must still be presented as he said them.

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Neighborhood Holiday Singalong 2018

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Relying on others is a skill worth relearning. Being tutored will cost you nothing. You can have it for a song.

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Let Trump Sell “Made in America” to Americans

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Can our president persuade people to pay extra for patriotism? Americans have begun to think of themselves as citizens second and customers first. This could reverse that trend.

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Prepare for Tourism to be Disrupted

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Let me tell you about one of the next industries that will be violently disrupted by the digital age: tourism. Visitors will be offered directions and suggestions based on their browsing and buying habits. People will love it, and it will be horrible. Nobody enjoys feeling lost, especially with nobody familiar nearby to help them. […]

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STAR Voting is Easier Done Than Said

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

The engineering behind STAR voting is fascinating, but only if it works. For most of us, all we know about our automatic transmission is that “D” is for Drive and “R” means Reverse.

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Traveling is Like a Terminal Illness

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Truth is, we manage to endings better than to middles, no matter how much more common the middles may be. Every deadline is a killing. If all we had were “middlelines,” we’d never get much done.

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Rainy Political Parades

October 22nd, 2018 No Comments

The political right asks for much less from its adherents: write a check or return a ballot. Moreover, their efforts can be focused on just one day a year.

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