Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley
The Tea Party has captured the imagination of America's media industry if not the American people, lending it clout that far surpasses its numbers. Tea Party pressure has sent nervous Republican incumbents like Senator John McCain even more to the right. The Tea Party, however, remains a movement remains at heart a movement of negation: no taxes, no immigrants, no federal government. With their "Don't Tread on Me" flags and Obama-Hitler anologies, Tea Party activists have helped accelerate the decline of civil political discourse.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:" There's trouble in the pipeline. New analysis of the BP gusher video shows that the Gulf of Mexico is being poisoned at the rate of four million gallons of sludge per day, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the crap will be circulating around Florida. Meanwhile the Afghan War and the occupation of Iraq are going south fast, and the patches on the economy that supposedly stopped the progress of the new Great Depression are pulling apart. To Washington planners, this can only mean one thing: it's time to start a new war. The War on Terror isn't doing the job of distracting people well enough, because
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Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.