Military efficiency and democratic deliberation are pulling us in opposite directions, but only Wyden and a few others know the details.
Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'
October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment
The two cities’ currencies have different colors. Reno trades in glistening gold. Eugene settles its accounts with green — literally.
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.
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.
April 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment
I cannot describe the mixture of fear and comfort I felt in that tree trunk.
March 29th, 2013 · No Comments
People here have been getting by for so long, it’s all they know. We make and do less, so we make do more.