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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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Virginia Invented Whiteness. Now They Should End It.

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only a series of frank conversations can prevent the current situation from getting worse. Sublimation simultaneously displaces and amplifies our emotions. Humans are complex, but when distressed, they can become impossible.

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America Loves Strongman Leaders … Every 72 Years

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only four U.S. presidents have ever suspended habeas corpus protections — imprisoning Americans without a trial. If you have 36 cents in your pocket, I can show you the faces of the first three.

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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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Nation Should Hear Oregon’s Primary Concerns

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

Two or three days of uninterrupted attention is about as much as Oregon could bear — or, frankly, deserves.

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Gavel is Now in DeFazio’s Hand

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

If President Trump’s olive branch to the Democratic House includes a revival of his promised $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, those twelve zeroes will be crossing DeFazio’s desk.

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DeFazio Has a New Tool in This Congress

January 12th, 2019 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers five different paths to wielding substantial influence in Washington. The first three have very little to do with lawmaking, and the fourth has too much. DeFazio has pursued the fifth.

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Who Cares About Causes When Effects Can Be Denied?

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

Do actions have consequences? This is where certain people have become less than certain.

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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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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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