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Dispatches from Yamhill County

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On September 21, 2021
Human sized wanker Nick Kristof is thinking about running for governor of Oregon because only he can speak to the Real People of Yamhill County, where his parents did an obviously poor job of raising him. The last time we mentioned Yamhill County around these parts, the people in this only slightly red county but […]
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Ecofascism

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On May 30, 2021
Will climate change spur more right-wing extremism? The answer suggests yes: There’s debate over whether it’s fair to consider ‘ecofascism’ a thing. A climate journalist once rejected the use of the term in a conversation with me — arguing (if my recollection serves me right) that climate change provided a mere excuse for pre-existing extremist […]

Ban Tear Gas

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On May 2, 2021

In our conversations about the disaster that is American policing, one thing that is not coming up as often as it should is that the police should not be allowed to use tear gas. There are lots of rea

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The Klamath

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On May 2, 2021
The Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California has long been one of the most controversial waterways in America. It’s a situation where there isn’t enough water to go around, where you have massive farms reliant on irrigation, tribes with treaty rights to the water, and salmon requiring a certain amount of water to […]

Greater Idaho

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On April 20, 2021

Look, if there’s one thing that unites Oregonians, it’s that they really just want to be part of Idaho. Wonkette is of course hilarious about this: An Oregon dude who thinks it would make

A Last Trump Present

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On January 21, 2021

The Trump administration was just beautiful from stem to stern. Class all the way. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a grazing permit and privilege to two Eastern Oregon ranchers wh

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I Hate Oregon Nazis

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On December 22, 2020
The Oregon far-right is extremely armed and extremely dangerous, especially given their grievances about being a minority within the state. A special legislative session at the Oregon Capitol got off to a chaotic start on Monday with far-right protesters storming the statehouse while calling on lawmakers and the governor to reopen the state economy and […]

George Atiyeh

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On September 16, 2020

One of the great environmentalist heroes of recent decades is George Atiyeh. Nephew of the last Republican governor of Oregon Vic Atiyeh, this former logger bucked the industry and made a life crusade

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