T.A. Barnhart
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Writer's write.

This has been a horrible week in the life of this country. The regressive forces are gaining in power, and it’s clear that the world’s situation is only going to get more dire.

And now Harlan Ellison has died. Fuck this week.

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No more crazy talk

Words like crazy, deranged, nuts, etc, are demeaning & dehumanizing. They hide the real issues of mental health behind big, ugly words that make the speakers (and many listeners) feel better about themselves but do nothing about those whose humanity is dismissed with a word or two. This must end.

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Mitch McConnell, Master Strategist? HA!

Mitch McConnell is not a three-dimensional chess player level of smarts; he’s more like the five-year-old knowing that a tantrum in the aisle of the grocery store will get him his bag of M&Ms. Nothing McConnell does is smart; it’s calculated, and it’s opportunistic.

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serious money

Money is not a measure of a candidate, but it is a measure of a campaign.

Without money, you cannot run a winning campaign. Raising enough money, but not being controlled by the big donors: that's the tricky part.

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impeachment in OR

Impeachment is a political trap. It's not a solution to any real problem in Oregon. We removed a sitting governor without it, and without the massive disruption of state government that would accompany an impeachment.

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