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Entries Tagged as 'Pure Pol'

Is There a Plan B for the Lane County Courthouse?

May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Leaders try to keep things clear for voters — up or down, yes or no. That may be smart politically, but it’s not how any of us make real choices in life. Politics seldom resembles real life, but both might be better if it did.

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Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.

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Individual Exceptionalism Imperils Us All

May 3rd, 2019 1 Comment

Humanity is falling behind, because humans are not sticking together. Instead, we’re racing in the opposite direction.

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Brexit Needs STAR Voting

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Binary voting makes simpletons of us all, but it has especially enfeebled democracy’s leaders.

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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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No Collusion! Explained

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Trump planned to keep his day job as a real estate mogul, a television star, and a spokesperson for white male victimhood. He never wanted to live in the White House.

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Joe’s Candidacy: Biden His Time

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Youthful presidential candidates more typically tap an older political veteran as their running mate. Flip that model on its head.

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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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The Children Are Getting Restless

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

News reports from Eugene, Washington and New York City show young people are taking matters into their own hands. Combatting climate change is becoming their issue.

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