Artist Royal Nebeker has what just may be the world's coolest studio space: he paints on the top floor of a former fishing facility -- The Uppertown Net Loft -- a battered and picturesque wooden building that sits on pilings 100 yards from the shoreline of Astoria, Oregon.
Medicaid is not a perfect system, and to the extent that the Oregon study suggests areas for improvements we ought to pay attention. But to suggest that the program is worthless because certain health indicators did not improve enough over two years reflects a very limited view of the purpose of insurance.
Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.
While any healthcare system must obviously be tailored to the needs of the constituency it serves, to what degree can we allow such a system to compromise the rights of the singular agent?
NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...
What do former professional athletes Sammy Baugh, George Blanda, Bert Campaneris and Jose Oquendo have in common? They are all recognized as having...
According to a recent George Mason University study, the average Republican statement analyzed by nonpartisan fact-checkers is three times more likely to be declared false than true.
(photo: sporst/Flickr Creative Commons) Ever wonder how your favorite candy or snack is made? Food factories all over the country invite visitors be...
Unapproved, unwanted, and now out of control: the news that an unlicensed genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found growing on a field in Oregon -- almost 10 years after it was supposed to have completely destroyed -- sent shivers down my spine.
Strap on your ski gear and get ready for an encore of winter. Here are the best places to hit the slopes this summer.
For many of us ADDers, if a book doesn't grab hold within the first few minutes, we're gone. Therefore, as a public service, here are some titles you may be tempted to pick up, but do not meet our shorter attention span criteria
D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.
Just like the animal agricultural industry doesn't want undercover investigations revealing horrific abuses at farms and slaughterhouses, rodeos have long been wary of activists filming the abuses that occur in their arenas -- but refusing media?
Oregon is the smallest of the Pacific states, but Kitzhaber has the broadest vision. He wants to forge California, Oregon and Washington into a partnership that leads the entire U.S. into a sustainable, clean energy future.