Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Merkley’

Really?

Before an embarrassingly admiring audience of US Senators, the mysteriously still-employed CEO of something called JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, summed up the pesky disappearance of a few billion in taxpayer-backed cash and ten times that in shareholder value thusly: “Importantly, our team has made real progress in aggressively analyzing, managing and reducing our risk going [...]

My Oregon

There was this annoyingly triumphant song we used to sing in school about what a keen place Oregon was back in 1915 or so, and even as a kid I thought it was weird.  The chorus ended with, “Forward on and on…  Hail to thee, land of heroes, my O-re-gon.” Never mind that the lyricist [...]

Proud To Be an Oregonian

I always loathed the smarmy and oleaginous Republican Senator from Oregon, Gordon Smith, and not just because he was a Republican, a Mormon, and had hair like a 1970′s Ken doll, but because he serially posed as a “moderate” for a few months before each election, only to turn into a proto-teabagger for another five [...]