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|Will Scott Walker be our next opponent?
New Republic has an article today outlining Scott Walker's strengths as the next Republican nominee for President. It's a convincing argument, and he certainly gives every indication he's up for ...
|I do not like you, Mister Cruz
I do not like you, Mister Cruz. I do not like your die-hard views. I do not like the means you use To keep your kisser in the news. I do not like the way you choose To desecrate dear Doctor Seuss.
|I let my cat die
Six years ago, I looked out the sliding door to the deck, and there was a little black kitten there, looking forlorn and hungry. I gave it milk. That was the start of a strange relationship.
|George Will calls for an end to judicial constraint
George Will finally comes clean: he's calling for an end to democracy. In his latest column Unleash the High Court , he calls on conservatives to end respect for judicial constraint and ...
|O'Keefe goes West?
The Oregon Tea Party has just announced that serial fraudster James O'Keefe spent two days with the Oregon Bus Project, a non-profit does voter reg and that gets kids involved with politics. ...
|Bank of America has a seat in the Oregon Legislature
Oregon is about to suffer the most blatant example of bought and paid for government I have seen in a long time. It will take extraordinary action to block this affront to democracy. There is not ...
|The Black Bloc
Occupy Portland is fortunate to have a really well done journal called " The Portland Occupier ". They have recently run a series of articles about the "black bloc" - the people who are intent on ...
|Portland City Council votes to end Corporate Personhood
The Portland City Council yesterday passed a resolution to Establish as a position of the Portland City Council that corporations should not have the constitutional rights that natural ...
|More Victims of the Iraq War
CNN : Washington's Mount Rainier National Park is expected to remain closed Tuesday as authorities continue ...
|Another Look at Wyden-Ryan
In a shocking move, Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined forces with Paul Ryan (R-WI) last week to propose a reorganization of Medicare. Democrats - especially Oregon Democrats - have gone ballistic: he's ...
|Randall Terry for Prez?
Yes, folks, he's running — the guy who led the congressional intrusion into the death of the poor brain-dead woman a few year ago is back and is bff with James Dobson. Well, he doesn't really ...
|This land is your land
Today there was a beautiful event in Portland's living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square in support of Occupy Portland. As usual, I am all charged up but an unreliable reporter of facts. Oh well.
|Can you be a capitalist and a patriot at the same time?
I will concede the Republicans a point: government jobs cannot resurrect a flaccid economy. They provide essential services, and it is dumb to just eliminate them, but by themselves, they cannot ...
|Forbes article contrasts OWS and Tea Party
Psychologist Todd Essig has posted an interesting article on Forbes contrasting the OWS and Tea Party movements.
|Occupy Portland 10/15
Big day in Portland. You could march to "Banks Got Bailed Out; We Got Sold Out", or to "Peace Now", or to "Free Tibet". It was all kind of going on at once. Sure kept the police nimble today!
|A call for more facts, less distortion, on healthcare
Edward Riley, a doctor who teaches at Stanford University and has strong Oregon connections, has written ...
|Constitutional amendment introduced restoring campaign finance regulation
Oregon's representative Kurt Schrader has introduced a Constitutional amendment to give Congress and the states the power to regulate campaign contributions, reversing the effect of Citizens United.
AP reports that in a new twist, the FDA is starting to hold health ...
|What are teachers worth?
The Oregonian today published opposing guest editorials on "The fight over labor". (Not on line yet, but should show up ...
|AOL acquires Huffington Post
Signed during the Superbowl. Arianna to take over all AOL news content. As part of the transaction, Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's co-founder and editor-in-chief, will be ...
|So what's up with the Medicare headlines?
Has anyone noticed that all of a sudden, the press is full of stories about the imminent failure of Medicare, now that the baby-boomers are starting to retire? A story on ABC news yesterday ...
|The Numbers Are In: 38 million
Outside groups enabled by the Citizens United decision spent $38 million on ads attacking Democrats, and won 23 of 34 races they targeted, according ...
|Maddow: Democratic accomplishments
Rachel Maddow's show tonight had an absolutely brilliant segment on all that's been accomplished in the last 21 months. I have never seen it put together so clearly and succinctly. Blackwaterdog ...
|Dirty Uncle Sam
Got me an email today from one Bruce Ray Riggs, a candidate for US Senate from Florida. How I got on his list is certainly a mystery to me. Mr. Riggs has an interesting theory: the 14th ...
|Why weren't we prepared for this?
One thing we know now: BP wasn't prepared for a massive spill, but neither was the Federal Government. The BP disaster in the gulf is a battle with three fronts: plug the hole; protect the ...
|We Need A Dept of Cleaning Up
The gulf oil crisis raises several distinct problems. There's clearly a problem with regulating the drilling, that the government has to solve before another well gets drilled. There's clearly a ...
|Why don't Default Swaps replace Ratings?
I suppose a diary shouldn't just ask a question, but I can't get this out of my head, I'm too old to know any college kids to ask, and too shy to ask Paul Krugman. I don't understand why anyone ...
|Internet goes international; Freepers terrified
NewsMax, the other Fair and Balanced white meat, has published an article by Bradley Blakeman, an ex-GWB staffer, telling us that "
David Brooks published a column today that addresses Haiti's abject poverty. Sometimes I like Brooks, and sometimes I think he'...
|Rein in the Senators
The august members of the U.S. Senate have created rules that give each and every one of them the power to bring the Senate to a halt. The Constitution provides no such authority. I believe these ...
|Can public and private insurance co-exist?
I keep trying to measure all the health care reforms against what seems right to me, and I find most of it falling short. Neither the single-payer, everything-is-free approach nor the no-hell-no ...
|What's "the economy"?
Larry Summers on Friday 7/17: To a questioner who spoke of global fears among investors in China and elsewhere about the ballooning United States debt, Mr. Summers countered that the ...
|Controlling Health Care Costs
A few days ago I submitted a diary suggesting that single-payer was not the key issue in health reform, and got a bit beat up. I have got up, brushed myself off and am going to have another go at ...
|Single payer isn't the problem
Everyone who doesn’t work for an insurance or pharmaceutical company knows the health care system we have is an abomination. But there is so much money involved that there are a lot of ...
Hal Turner is a radio commentator long-associated with Sean Hannity. (I originally associated him with the Turner Diaries, which is wrong.) Mr Turner is still hard at work, helping people get ...
|Climate for a Revolution?
We are in a crisis. Big changes come out of crises. Are we in danger of a right-wing revolution? The last few days I've been reading and hearing comments filled with incredible anger and ...
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|Science: You Get What You Pay For||J Orygun||02/07/2006||9||9||-||1|
|3 Simple Things...||J Orygun||09/02/2005||3||1||-||8|
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