PDX Election 2022 Refap: The Blue Grave

Tina Kotek will be Oregon’s next governor and is an immediate contender for most radically left-wing governor in America. As Democratic Speaker of the Oregon House she led the legislative campaign that followed antifa’s 2020 siege of Portland like an occupying army follows an invasion, passing a host of progressive police reforms in the shockContinue reading “PDX Election 2022 Refap: The Blue Grave”

PDX Dispatch 10.25: Introducing the Wheelerville

Ted Wheeler has announced an initiative banning camping on Portland streets and herding the homeless into “designated outdoor camping with services.” The mayor’s resolution calls for moving the homeless to at least three designated campsites — with the first opening within 18 months of securing funding. He didn’t specify when the funding would be confirmedContinue reading “PDX Dispatch 10.25: Introducing the Wheelerville”

Oregon Election Groundup 2022

Governor’s Race: Can Kotek Absorb the Red Wave? [correction: Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan is pro-life, not choice as written in the original draft; forgive the error] Chances are oh so slightly better than not that November 8 Oregon will elect its first Republican governor since 1982. Republican Christine Drazan currently holds a small leadContinue reading “Oregon Election Groundup 2022”

PDX Police Blotto 10.17: The Clown and the Car Go Honk Honk Honk, Honk Honk Honk

Clownwhirled A man is in custody after being shot and modestly injured Friday night by a Portland Police officer downtown after allegedly chasing people on the street with a knife.  The area around the convenience store at 12th and Jefferson is one of our cursed little corners, due in part to a nearby subsidized apartmentContinue reading “PDX Police Blotto 10.17: The Clown and the Car Go Honk Honk Honk, Honk Honk Honk”

PDX Police Blotto: Bros Before Hoes, Mayhem

2022 continues the high plateau in crime rates following 2020’s BLM riots and subsequent raft of new laws directed at police and criminal prosecutions. Progressive Oregon politicians followed the shock and awe of the riots like invading troops following a bombing campaign, achieving a host of long-time legislative goals. Mercifully they did not get allContinue reading “PDX Police Blotto: Bros Before Hoes, Mayhem”

More Revolting Talk

The other day I posted about a recent Michael Anton essay broaching the increasingly relevant, always fraught question of revolution, in our age of hostile government. Forgive me quoting myself: Anton makes his most important point here: It’s that they [“conservatives”] believe—against the Founders, and against all experience of history—that once implemented, it can never beContinue reading “More Revolting Talk”