Nov. 3 guest opinion: The corporate mad dogs of Citizens United revealed
published: 11/2/2012 2:41:50 PM
As feared, our people’s democratic authority has been dogged nearly to death by the hounds of money in this election go ’round, thanks to the Supreme Court’s reckless decree in the now infamous Citizens United case.
Nov. 7 guest opinion: Like moths to a flame or the proper use of public funds?
published: 11/6/2012 2:21:11 PM
Recently, The Oregonian newspaper published a feature story about the Portland Seed Fund. This is a two-year-old public-private venture capital fund designed to help start-up companies.
Hatred of marijuana users creates innocent victims
published: 11/9/2012 3:22:57 PM
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Nov. 14 guest opinion: Suffering from the classic November post-election hangover
published: 11/13/2012 11:22:22 AM
The next morning after an Election Day defeat, there is no place I know more empty than the headquarters of the losing candidate.
Long gone are the bunting, balloons, the band, the open bar — and the hopes — of the night before.
Republicans may be changing direction on immigration
published: 11/16/2012 1:05:53 PM
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.”
— Groucho Marx
Apparently Groucho has been elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Nov. 21 guest opinion: Is the United States a country of Puritans?
published: 11/20/2012 1:54:25 PM
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time to talk about Puritans — but not the crew who fled England for the New World and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in the 17th century.
Nov. 24 guest opinion: Let the country jump off the ‘fiscal cliff’
published: 11/23/2012 11:53:30 AM
Yikes, we’re headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.
The “cliff” is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan.
Nov. 28 guest opinion: Why has non-teaching staff soared in Oregon public schools?
published: 11/27/2012 11:37:05 AM
Associate editor of The Oregonian Susan Nielsen says that Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Legislature face a parent rebellion if they don’t figure out how to reduce class sizes pronto.
Dec. 1 guest opinion: Lord help us -- Bosses going berserk in corporate America
published: 11/30/2012 3:25:38 PM
The sky is falling! The end times are upon us! It’s all over for America! And it’s all because of you execrable voters. This is the wretched wail of a few corporate chieftains who claim to be somewhere between flummoxed and furious that Barack Obama is back in the White House.
Dec. 1 guest opinion: Words of wisdom: Never eat at any place called ‘Mom’s’
published: 11/30/2012 3:27:54 PM
Nelson Algren, the great Chicago writer, provided American males with three timeless rules for life:Never play cards with a man named “Doc.