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June 25, 2021
The Fight Against Homelessness in California Is Just Beginning
New plans are promising, but they’re also just stopgap measures in confronting the West Coast’s burgeoning housing crisis.
February 12, 2021
Introducing My New Column: ‘From the Left Coast’
I’ll be exploring developments in the Pacific Coast states as well as, from time to time, the blue and purple states of the interior Southwest.
September 25, 2020
Senator Wyden Presses the DHS on ‘Unconstitutional’ Surveillance
The Oregon senator asked for confirmation of
’s reporting on the tapping of protesters’ phones in Portland.
September 25, 2020
Climate Disasters Are Leaving Families With Nowhere to Go
In Oregon, the wildfires are colliding with a housing crisis.
July 22, 2020
Why Portland Became the Test Case for Trump’s Secret Police
Right-wing groups and media laid the groundwork for federal intervention long before this summer’s protests.
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July 21, 2020
When ‘Law and Order’ Means Maximum Chaos
As federal agents brutalize protesters in Portland, Trump threatens to unleash the same tactics across the country.
June 25, 2020
‘We Can’t Be Duped by Petty Reforms’: A Q&A With a Black Panther
Kent Ford, who founded the Portland, Ore., chapter of the Black Panther Party, says we’re finally seeing Fred Hampton’s multiracial coalition in action.
February 14, 2020
The Importance of Being Anti-Fascist
Anti-fascists keep showing up, because ignoring hate doesn’t make it go away.
June 28, 2019
Behind Oregon’s GOP Walkout Is a Sordid Story of Corporate Cash
Industry and belligerence won out over climate legislation.
May 8, 2019
Liberal America’s Single-Family Hypocrisy
Increasing the density of America’s cities is a crucial part of progressive city planning.