Democracy Compromised

How voters can weaken democratic values. Ballots were turned in on Tuesday for Oregon’s primary election. Portland Mayor, Oregon Governor, and United States President were all polled. Bernie Sanders won Oregon, all but [Read On…]

How to Serve Those Who Are Serving

Prison Obscura exhibit at Newspace sees the need for humanity to revise Justice. Around 8 p.m. on the Sunday before last, I pulled my bike to the side of Interstate Avenue and [Read On…]

A Step After Bernie

Super Tuesday is meaningless if we can’t take one step forward. I recently unsubscribed from the Bernie Sanders email list. The incessant need for contributions was annoying. I realize all campaigns are [Read On…]

Can America Be Rich and Peaceful?

Flint, Michigan is a place to practice war because it is poor. The famous documentarian Michael Moore is utilizing his economically depressed hometown of Flint, Michigan to call attention to third world [Read On…]

A Connected Society Doesn’t Forget

Anyone who is surprised by the doomed attempts of 31 United States governors to block Syrian refugees need not look further than the 1930’s, when American politicians barred Jewish women and children [Read On…]

The Popular Underdog

One week ago, on August 9th, Bernie Sanders lured almost 30,000 people to Portland’s Moda Center, including the overflow exceeding capacity with 20,000 packed inside, making headlines as the largest crowd in any candidate’s election [Read On…]

How Black Criminalization Comes Full Circle

The United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population with over two million incarcerated individuals. African-Americans represent about 13% of the U.S. population, but are incarcerated at six times the rate of [Read On…]