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I was recently introduced to the acronym "TSINO" - "Two-Stater in Name Only." This is someone who claims to support the international consensus for a diplomatic resolution of the Israel-Palestine ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 11:27 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
As the controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu proposed speech to Congress on March 3rd reaches new heights, one of the Jewish community’s top leaders is calling on the Israeli prime minister ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2015 at 02:44 PM PST with 24 Recommends
If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3rd represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right wing noise ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 94 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 03:06 PM PST with 146 Recommends
Today, the House began the appropriations process, starting with military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Only two amendments received roll call votes. The final bill passed ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 07:16 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
“Our marijuana laws don’t work and cost the government billions,” he said. “Federal drug law says that marijuana is more dangerous than meth or cocaine, and that is false. Blumenauer said it�
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Hope and progress must be grasped whenever present in these mean and troubled times, it’s a decent life strategy, so in the winter of our flaccid midterms one ...
by paradox
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 08:09 AM PST with 19 Recommends
As if facing "end of life" health care decisions weren't stressful enough by their own right -- It seems Republicans are bound and determined to scare Americans witless, by implying quite blunting, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 02:27 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D. OR-03) With some good news:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 07:53 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
As we all know, Wall Street banks can screw with everything from the housing market to gas prices. But Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) and his colleagues have discovered another thing Wall Street ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Many of you have probably heard about the Amash-Conyers amendment (to curtail the NSA) that will come to a vote later today. I wrote a diary on it last night, and I know a few others did as well. ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D. OR-03) and CREDO Action regarding bees:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The House version of the farm bill certainly had a lot of bad (the $20.5 billion in SNAP cuts) and a lot of ugly (drug testing SNAP recipients and workfare); however, there were some bits of good in ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 65 comments on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 08:04 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
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by David Nir
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who is the chairman of the Water and Power subcommittee, has introduced an important environmental legislation with his colleagues in the House and Senate: http://www.
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:45 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
With a hat tip to Blue Oregon I see that Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D- OR) and Jared Polis (D- CO) are taking on the issue of legalizing marijuana. Blumenauer: Marijuana policy at the state ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:53 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Sadly, you have to actually live in Portland proper to participate, but I know there are a lot of us who do. So if you are not busy at 6:00 this evening, please join him and hopefully lots of other ...
by Cedwyn
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 09:54 AM PST with 7 Recommends
by David Nir
Comment Count 157 comments on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Well I finally was able to make it to an Occupy Portland event yesterday. I’ve missed other marches and events this last month either do to health or family issues so I was determined to make this ...
by Wes Lee
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Imagine if you failed to report $1.6 million in income on 1040 form, or Insurance Application forms -- how long do you think you would be able to get away with it? Do you think you could ...
by jamess
Comment Count 65 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 08:05 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Closeup of Portland under proposed ...
by David Jarman
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 03:06 PM PDT with 6 Recommends