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Why do people say 'after dark' when what they mean is 'during dark'? After dark would be when it's light again, right? * There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who read binary, and those who don't. * I'm rethinking the whole brown rice thing. What if it's just more white liberal self-hatred? Whole wheat, honey, unbleached flour. All better. Sez who? * Eugene should be HQ for White People for Diversity. We'll fight for diversity to be included in books, which is where we know to look for it. * Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but give a man a pillow, and he'll dream of steak. * What can you say about a state that puts the town of North Bend 225 miles southwest of Bend? We rely on visitors for entertainment.

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Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'

Oregon’s Democratic Prospects May Rise if GOP Wins

October 10th, 2014 · No Comments

If you believe that money is power, Oregon has not had this much power on Capitol Hill since the Packwood-Hatfield era ended two decades ago.

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Tags: arr-gee thumbnails · DC · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge

President Needs More Vacation, Not Less

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Focusing on the task at hand is essential, but limiting. Every decision is linked to what came before and what likely will follow. There are no starting or ending points.

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Tags: Psycho · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge

Wyden Knows More Than He Can Say

October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Military efficiency and democratic deliberation are pulling us in opposite directions, but only Wyden and a few others know the details.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · DC · Deep · Upper-Left-Edge

Fighting for Basic Needs or Basic Rights

October 18th, 2013 · No Comments

If anyone was shocked at the juxtaposition of fighting World War II and fighting a parking ticket, they didn’t show it.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · DC · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge

Oregonians Already “Pay It Forward”

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Here’s how we can do Merkley’s concept one better, and fund our children’s higher education in a more self-reliant way.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge

Summer’s Here, But Where Are the Bugs?

July 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I grew up where summer began when the mounds of snow piled under parking lot light poles melted completely, so my standards are liberatingly low. … Breathtaking abundance has always been the hallmark of our region — fishing, then farming, and now festivals.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Upper-Left-Edge · You-gene

Looking for Eugene Under Every Boulder

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Boulder’s total population is 99,000, giving it double Eugene’s density of university students. By that measure, Boulder is twice the “college town” as Eugene.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Upper-Left-Edge · You-gene

Eugene Cultivates, Reno Extracts

June 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The two cities’ currencies have different colors. Reno trades in glistening gold. Eugene settles its accounts with green — literally.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Deep · Upper-Left-Edge · You-gene

Portland Leads With Their (Skeptical) Noses

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

That’s becoming quaint, as government races toward omniscience. Virtually everything is knowable, but only in retrospect. Behind the twin shields of state secrets and national security, government power is compounding itself.

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Tags: Deep · Media · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge

How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

May 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Who was learning to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors and who was counting the minutes until recess? Close your eyes and tell me you can guess which group is not a bunch of petulant teenagers.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Deep · Pure Pol · Upper-Left-Edge