Category Archives: Local government

Yet Another Unnecessary Death

So far we have only the police story, which goes as follows. May 10, 2017 23:10 The Portland Police Bureau and East County Major Crimes Team are in the early stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation that occurred early Wednesday … Continue reading

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Mass Incarceration Here and Now

  My friend Shane Greene, whom I’ve known since we were locked up in Multnomah County Jail last year for months together, came to visit me the other day; he’s been out of state prison for three months now, and … Continue reading

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What If A Coup Takes Place

Your Intrepid Reporter, dear reader, will preface this commentary, as he has done in the past, with the notice that it constitutes the opinion of one who has pled guilty to violating a Restraining Order, taken out by his wife. … Continue reading

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Let’s Unpack “the Personal Is Political”

  This morning brought, on the usual disreputable websites, the appearance of another disapproving look, this time by a military historian, of the past two Presidential administrations.  Andrew Bracevich the author of America’s War for the Middle East: A Military History, in … Continue reading

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Portland Police Shoot Another Miscreant

The Portland Police killed another suspect Tuesday. He had shot at them when they arrived, and missed. Presumably they then told him to come out of the building from which he had fired the shot. He did. He carried a … Continue reading

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City of Portland Plays to Crowd, but Opposes Accountability

Our mayor, Charlie Hales, ran on a platform, four years back, of police accountability.  Once he was elected he took personal control of the municipal police as its Commissioner. Since then Mr Hales has had an almost perfect record of … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

I have a bumper-sticker critique of the identity politics that produced a Democratic Party loss, with the entire political Establishment united in favor of the Democratic Party nominee, in the recent election earlier this month. That is, Identity Politics Is … Continue reading

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