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Overcloud Economy May Explain Political Campaign

November 20th, 2015 2 Comments

This better than anything else may explain why Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart has agreed to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Ron Wyden. Nobody expects Stewart to beat Oregon’s senior senator, but that may not be the goal.

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Which Votes Should be Secret?

March 28th, 2014 No Comments

Knowing less about our representatives would be worth it, because lobbyists and political donors also would know less. Politicians could take their money, promise to repay that generosity with allegiance, and then silently do otherwise. Lobbyists would hate that.

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Postal Service Should Stamp Out Efficiency’s Excesses

January 24th, 2014 No Comments

Universal postal service is assured and assumed — Hill’s dream was realized long ago. We should reverse course now and impose a distance tax — not just for letters, but for lima beans and linens.

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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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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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Tables for Solutions We Wood Build

February 26th, 2012 No Comments

People are especially good at solving problems. Most people sit pretty well too. Rules happen to be poorly suited to doing either. Allowing rules to sit around leads to one of two things and neither is good. They either get larger, or they get forgotten.

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