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Part 3: "I couldn't feel my ass"

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In this third clip from an award-winning film about cartoonist John Callahan, he describes the event at the age of 21 that put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. It's a life that ended in 2010, but not before his work, which at its height was syndicated in more than 200 newspapers, earned Callahan international    More
Friday, April 11, 2014 by

Gay Marriage: Did Oregon Err By Waiting?


Tim Hibbitts may be the dean of Oregon pollsters. For almost four decades, Hibbitts, once a partner of the polling firm DHM Research, has crunched numbers and had a front row seat on the changes in the electorate in this state. His thoughtful analysis and broad understanding of Oregon history has made him invaluable to political journalists over the years, even though he long ago stopped po...   More
Friday, November 9, 2012 by

Ron Wyden, Endangered Species

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The choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate has been an uncomfortable development for Oregon's senior U.S. Sen., Ron Wyden. In 2011, Wyden co-authored a Medicare reform proposal with Ryan that was criticized at the time because it introduced competition and choice as part of Medica...   More
Monday, August 27, 2012 by

Gary Johnson's Health Care Plan


Libertarian candidate for President, former New Mexico Governor, former construction magnate, Ironman triathlete—Gary Johnson was in our office on Monday. His platform on drug laws, which he expressed in the clip we ran yesterday can find room only among those who are serving the Libertarian cause. ...   More
Friday, August 10, 2012 by

Gary Johnson On Drugs


Presidential Candidate and Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson came by last week to talk about his  campaign.  We'll be running clips from that interview over the next several days.  The Libertarian Party candidate favors the legalization of pot; he also has unusual views about other drugs:
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 by

DeFazio on Coal Exports: Maybe

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A number of Portland liberals have come out against the growing effort to site a coal exporting facility in Oregon—mayoral hopeful Jefferson Smith joined the coal opposition...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 by

DeFazio on Sausage-Making

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You know the adage, "The making of laws is like the making of sausages—the less you know about the process the better"? 
This famous line, (which some credit German leader Otto Von Bismarck for uttering) would apply to the following clip from our interview with U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). 
The bill is the Transportation Bill, which disburses gas tax and other revenues to f...   More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by

DeFazio on Obama

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio stopped by the office recently. The congressman from the 4th District (it runs from Roseburg through Eugene and Springfield and north to Corvallis) has served for a quarter century and has an opponent in November who, two years ago, came as close to beating DeFazio as anyone has.Given thi...   More
Monday, June 25, 2012 by

Paul Allen's Next Idea: Space Goose or The Final Frontier?


It's premature to say how Paul Allen will go down in history, but it's safe to conclude that, at this point, he's doing a pretty good job of keeping up with his fellow flashy billionaires. His latest pursuit is earning him a lot of attention--and a few skeptics.
For the last several decades, the formula for men who have too much money is to spend it on sports teams (Allen has the Trail Blazers,...   More
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by

Ron Wyden: Big Brother is Watching


Oregonians may not know it, but U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has become one the nation's leading critics of the federal government's efforts to spy on its own citizens.Although Wyden voted for the Patriot Act, the post 9-11 effort by Congress and then-president George Bush to remove restrictions on law enforcement's ability to search telephone, email, medical and financial records, he has becom...   More
Friday, September 23, 2011 by
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