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Blair Bobier
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America's Big Election Night
Although a number of important—and under-reported—elections
just took place in the U.S., the election that might ultimately matter most to
Americans happened last month in Canada.   There, the Liberal Party executed an ’08 Obama-like ousting of the
governin...
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The Classiest Damn Act in Sports Today
The vast readership of this blog (both
of you) might be surprised that I’m writing about something as seemingly
mundane as “sports” since I usually write about politics and elections.   Well, let me tell you, last night I witnessed
not only one of the most ...
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A View from Oregon
I feel sorry for
John Kitzhaber—the soon to be ex-Governor of Oregon.   He’s accomplished a lot, he loves this great
state of ours and he seems like a decent enough guy. I’m not saying I
agree with him politically—I ran against him as the Green Party nomine...
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Measure 90 is Dangerous and Deceptive
As one who has worked for twenty five
years in Oregon to increase voter choice and participation, I can say this
about Measure 90:   it is one of the most
dangerous and deceptive election “reform” proposals I have even seen. Whether or not the Big Money pro...
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Top Two is a Failure; Oregonians Deserve Better
            There are three things Oregonians
need to know about Measure 90, the Top Two election proposal on the November
ballot.   First, Top Two will severely
restrict voters’ rights to vote in all November elections.   Second, Top Two is undemocratic.  ...
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DIY Direct Democracy
A seismic shift in the American political landscape
has gone largely unnoticed.   Yet, the
implication of this political earthquake knows no bounds. On Tuesday, voters in two Oregon counties—one of
them rural and conservative—voted to ban GMO’s.   In 2012, ...
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