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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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Pacifica: If At First You Don’t Secede….

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Oregon and Washington should pledge to follow California, wherever it leads. We should move together as Pacifica.

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Rebooting STAR Voting

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Any populist reform can succeed only if its deep structure appeals to those with a shallow understanding. People like what seems simple, even if it’s not.

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Peter DeFazio’s Gavel

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers only four paths to substantial influence — and the first three have very little to do with lawmaking.

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