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Greater Idaho

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On December 28, 2021
I can’t express enough disgust at the rural Oregonians who want to join Idaho. This is like Texans wanting to join Oklahoma or anyone wanting to join Mississippi. It’s just unfathomable to anyone who is not totally off their rocker. But it’s a real thing. There’s a big Atlantic piece on this that wildly overstates […]
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As the Bundys and their merry band of fascists descend on the Klamath River to try and start another war with federal officials there, the reality is that the Klamath River’s water supplies, like the Colorado and Rio Grande and every other major river system in the American West, are far overpromised. This stuff was […]

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

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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 reasons for this. It is not some sort of harmless agent. It might not be lethal, but […]

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,

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

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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 whose imprisonment sparked the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. With the stroke of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s […]

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

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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