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Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'

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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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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Gifts This President Could Give Us

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

We have a president who fancies himself a builder and an all-around rich guy. There are gifts his government could us that affirms what he believes about himself, while also pleasing his citizenry.

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Eugene: Compare to Where?

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Eugene doesn’t get trapped in self-delusion the way many other college towns do, because we have the majesty of natural wonder surrounding us.

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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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Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Pay a $5 permit fee, and you can cut down whichever tree becomes your favorite and take it on its own ceremonial tour, ending in your living room. Even better, take along a fourth-grader.

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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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Keep EWEB Building Publicly Owned (But Not As City Hall)

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

These two buildings must stay publicly owned. But the offices shouldn’t be renovated to house city staff….

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Our Political Dysfunction (Easily) Explained

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from grabbing too much power. But this is a different problem. One branch has collapsed, so the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.

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Climate Hardships Fall Unevenly

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.

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