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Republican Congressman Greg Walden represents a vast swath of Oregon in the House of Representatives. His huge district stretches from...

A Not So Well Regulated Militia

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be...

Guns and Myths…

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than his, fewer people would’ve died, fewer people would’ve been so...

The Tragedy of John Kitzhaber

One Oregon legislator said it was like a Greek tragedy, but the dimensions of the decline and fall of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber are...

Nothing Succeeds Like Excess

Don’t get me wrong, I love the biggest big city in the world. It’s the capitol of everything from food to finance, but New York is also...

The Middle Doesn’t Hold

Lots of Republicans, particularly the Tea Party wing of the party, love the Club for Growth and its mouthpiece former Rep. Chris Chocola...

Appointing Senators

Ervin, appointed in 1954, served 20 years in the Senate and is now remembered to history for his drawling, gentlemanly and expert...

PC Run Wild

I am a sucker for old, historic hotels and among the many I love is the Algonquin in New York City. Not because the rooms are great –...

Mark Hatfield

Not Likely to See His Kind Again I’ve always thought of Mark Hatfield, the Oregon Republican who died on Sunday, as looking and acting...