Category Archives: current events

When is it time to resign?

I’m riveted by the drama in my own statehouse, where Governor John Kitzhaber seems to be considering (and reconsidering) whether to resign while allegations mount that his partner, Cylvia¬†Hayes, traded on her position as First Lady for personal and professional … Continue reading

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Battle For The Net

I’m all for Net Neutrality. We’re a fairly Internet reliant home, and we’ve been under the thumb of the least fair of the Internet players for years (hiya, Comcast). So I take this all kind of personally, with a heaping … Continue reading

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Would You Have a Beer with Chris Christie?

All of this talk about Gov. Chris Christie misses the point — and the point isn’t what he weighs, how much he won by in New Jersey, how cooperative he was, or how mean he can be. The point is … Continue reading

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Rescue Effort Suspended at MontCoal Mine

I don’t really know much about mines, or mining disasters, just what I’ve read. This newest one in West Virginia seems both like a familiar tragedy and like something that could’ve and should’ve been prevented by the many, many accidents … Continue reading

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