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Are The two teacher unions really interested in maximizing students’ educational opportunities?

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This week’s Rogues, the Oregon Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, claim they want both efficient government and to maximize “education opportunities for Oregon ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 WW Editorial Staff


For a communications company, it doesn’t listen too well.

Rogue of the Week
Despite being in the communications business, this week’s Rogue, the Internet service provider Clearwire Corp., simply does not get the message from the city. As WW reported last month (see Mur ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Oregon School Activities Association

Stop spelling “T-E-A-M” With an “I.”

Rogue of the Week
If reality TV has taught us anything, it’s that anyone who maintains the self-important, I’m-not-here-to-make-friends attitude is inevitably a loser—in every sense of the word. The ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Schubert Flint Public Affairs

Prop. 8’s fear mongers return to Oregon for Measures 66 and 67.

Rogue of the Week
The Rogue Desk has California’s Proposition 8 on its mind this week. In part, that’s because the federal trial to determine if the state’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriage is constituti ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Associated Oregon Industries

Claiming free speech to stomp unions.

Rogue of the Week
Of all our rights under the U.S. Constitution, free speech holds a special place at the Rogue Desk. So for cynically claiming First Amendment rights in order to stifle employees’ efforts to unio ...   More
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Mayor Sam Adams

For wasting our time in 2009.

Rogue of the Week
Portland voters hoped Sam Adams would be like a windmill when they elected him mayor in 2008—transforming the forces that buffet this city into productive energy. Instead, Adams finishes his fi ...   More
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Lewis & Clark

Trafficking in B.S.

Rogue of the Week
In academics, colleges hold their students to high standards of intellectual honesty. So for fudging the facts to get their own way over neighbors, we’re naming administrators at Lewis & Clark ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Port Of Portland

What’s a public agency got against peaceful dissent?

Rogue of the Week
This week’s Rogue, the Port of Portland, dishonored itself last week with a Soviet-style disregard for free speech. On Dec. 4, the Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council (who gets a Ro ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Bureau Of Transportation

One more mouth to feed.

Rogue of the Week
Every autumn in Portland, the City Council considers what’s called the “fall bump.” Also known as the fall budget monitoring process, the bump offers elected leaders and the city&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Washington Co. DA’s Office

Abusing a domestic violence law.

Rogue of the Week
For twisting the intent of a law meant to protect victims of domestic violence, we’re naming the Washington County District Attorney’s Office this week’s Rogue. Here’s what ha ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 WW Editorial Staff
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