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Fun in the Archives

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On October 16, 2017

The good thing about doing research is finding awesome things for your writing. The bad thing is that research is kind of boring. Sometimes it’s really boring. So I amuse myself by tweeting abou

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Fire

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On September 8, 2017
The reason I am based out of Oregon for the first half of my sabbatical is to work on a new book project on recent Northwest history. But the other reason is that I want to be in Oregon, my home state. I manage to spend a few weeks here a year, but haven’t spent […]
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Small City NIMBYism

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On February 13, 2017
While I suppose democratic participation in urban planning is a good thing, in practice, it leads to a lot of situations like we are seeing in Eugene. Housing prices are skyrocketing there, yet basic and obvious plans to ease housing prices and create decent public transportation systems flail because of NIMBYism. On the latter, the […]

CEO Tax

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On December 27, 2016

This is an interesting approach to grotesque CEO pay in the New Gilded Age. In Portland, Oregon, lawmakers aren’t holding their collective breath. In a move that made international headlines, Portla

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Rename Lane County

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On August 11, 2016
Above: Joseph Lane From a blogging perspective, this is a really good time for me to be on a research trip with limited internet access and blogging falling down the priority list below basically my three favorite things in the world, all of which I can do better in Oregon than anything else–historical research, beer, […]

Tree Spiking

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On June 16, 2016

Unfortunately, Earth First groups are going back to their old tactic of tree spiking, which is the strategy of fighting for the earth by driving metal spikes into trees so that they will break machine

Oregon’s Future

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On June 3, 2016

I just can’t tell you how freaking thrilled I am by the idea of even more Californians moving to Oregon, this time escaping climate change. Of course, climate change is already affecting Oregon

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