Ted Wheeler declares himself an enemy of free speech

Portland mayor calls for cancellation of June 4 free-speech rally after deadly MAX train attack: The mayor of Portland on Monday urged federal officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a light-rail train … Continue reading Ted Wheeler declares himself an enemy of free speech

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The Eugene Police Department chooses Sensitivity over productivity

The Eugene PD has decided to begin collecting racial information on suspects in traffic and person stops. Makes sense right? More information can be valuable to build a database, better understand policy, and improve policing. Except apparently the purpose is not to get better at doing their jobs, it's simply another sacrifice before the alter … Continue reading The Eugene Police Department chooses Sensitivity over productivity

Why Oregon needs the Electoral College

Oregon joins a movement to replace the Electoral College with a simple popular vote. This is a horrible mistake. The Electoral College is an extremely important balance. Without it, a tiny geographical percentage of the country would control the majority of the votes. There would be no reason whatsoever for any presidential candidate to visit about half … Continue reading Why Oregon needs the Electoral College

It is happening again – There is no such thing as ‘moderate’ Islam

It is happening again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWa0dZMHYeE 22 killed and 59 wounded including 12 children in the latest expression of the Religion of Peace at a concert in Manchester, UK. After the earlier instance of cultural enrichment in Chelsea UK, London's mayor Sadiq Khan declared terrorism 'Part and parcel' of life in the West now, before going on … Continue reading It is happening again – There is no such thing as ‘moderate’ Islam

It’s happening – You can now go to jail in Canada for not calling someone ‘Xir’

Canada has amended its constitution to include gender identity as protected speech. This counts made up pronouns - Xir,  Xe, etc - as identities which you must respect or else be in violation of Hate Speech laws. Violations are taken in front of a kangaroo court with all manner of possible repercussions - from unemployment, loss … Continue reading It’s happening – You can now go to jail in Canada for not calling someone ‘Xir’

The creation of Social Justice Hall moves forward

Some of the finalist suggestions for renaming 'problematic' Dunn Hall at the UO are: Nellie Franklin, the first black woman to graduate from UO. DeNorval Unthank, Jr., the first black man to graduate from the UO’s architecture school. DeNorval Unthank, Sr., noted Portland civil rights activist. Other suggestions include 'Barack Obama' (are you fucking kidding … Continue reading The creation of Social Justice Hall moves forward

Left- Right politics are representations of gender

At a base level, left/right political views can be seen as mother/father or masculine/feminine differences. Mothers care about the wellbeing of their children in the moment. The baby is crying, so they wish to soothe it. It is hungry, so they wish to feed it. All other future considerations are irrelevant. The old saying is … Continue reading Left- Right politics are representations of gender