The Problem for Progressives Is Corruption Not Messaging

By: Monday February 3, 2014 12:18 pm

When smart policies that reduce the deficit with 60-70% support are not being adopted the issue isn’t messaging, it is something deeper.


Oregon Gov Thinks Legislature Should Craft Marijuana Legalization Plan

By: Monday February 3, 2014 10:10 am

Given the polling, political energy, and demographic changes there is no doubt that in the near future Oregon will legalize marijuana. If activists don’t legalized it with a successful ballot initiative campaign this year, they are almost guaranteed to achieve victory in 2016 or 2018.

Governor John Kitzhaber (D) accepts this inescapable fact and told The Oregonian he thinks it would smart if the state legislature would preemptively adopt their own legalization proposal to put before voters.

Oregon’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative Trailing 42% to 49%

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 2:20 pm

Of the three marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot this year, Oregon’s Measure 80 is currently performing the worst. While the legalization ballot measure in Washington State and Colorado continue to lead in all the public polling of those two states, Measure 80 has been trailing by a few points. The latest poll for The Oregonian conducted by Elway Research has it currently trailing by seven.

Wingnut Welfare: Fishwrap Edition

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper.  Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]

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