Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth's mother fled her ancestral clan in eastern Oregon for the lights of the big city - Boise - robbing Jeff of his Oregon birthright. He addresses this inadequacy with prodigious displays of flannel and beer drinking. Jeff hosted Notes on the Atrocities and the Oregon Blog since January 2003 - which he retired to work on Blue Oregon. Jeff is a freelance writer and a researcher at Portland State University in the Graduate School of Social Work. An entirely different constituency knows him for his enthusiasm about beer.


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Jun. 06, 2014The Case For Reparations ... in Portland
Jun. 27, 2013How to Destroy a Newspaper in Six Easy Steps
Nov. 09, 2012The Exit Poll Results You May Have Missed
Sep. 10, 2012Regulating Alcohol: Should We Still Be Interested In Temperance?
Aug. 30, 2011Flourishing Despite the Predictions
Jul. 27, 2011Functional and Dysfunctional Government: Two Examples
Jul. 05, 2011Oregon Leads in Craft Beer Consumption
May. 31, 2011Private Sector Health Insurance: Not Efficient
Mar. 17, 2011Some non-profits don't deserve tax exemptions
Mar. 09, 2011Wisconsin GOP jams through union-busting bill
Mar. 03, 2011On Unions, a Narrative Shattered
Feb. 28, 2011Importance of the Union Vote
Feb. 25, 2011After Iraq, Republicans Abandon Foreign Policy
Feb. 22, 2011The Bipartisan Kicker Bill: Good Enough?
Feb. 11, 2011Voters' Schizophrenic Relationship to Budget Balancing
Feb. 01, 2011Making Portland Beervana: Cheers for Don Younger
Jan. 25, 2011Visual Comparisons: States of the Union Speeches
Jan. 20, 2011Is It Rational to Vote?
Dec. 23, 2010Dems United on Filibuster Reform, Follow Merkley's Plan
Dec. 12, 2010Amid Chaos, DeFazio and Sanders Seize the Moment
Dec. 09, 2010Dems Vote Privately to Reject Tax Cut Plan (updated)
Nov. 15, 2010Facebook: the Shadow Internet?
Oct. 21, 2010What is Bigotry?
Oct. 19, 2010Organic Hop Regulation: Great For Business
Oct. 14, 2010Predicting Washington: polling in a vote-by-mail world
Oct. 13, 2010Wyden Still Way Out in Front
Oct. 10, 2010Moderates Still Overwhelmingly Favor Democrats
Oct. 06, 2010Voters Hate Incumbents, Except ...
Sep. 27, 2010In Praise of Government
Sep. 09, 2010Dems Will Get Shellacked: So What?
Sep. 07, 2010OR-SEN: Huffman's View on Health Care
Jul. 25, 2010Oregon Budget Hole, Real and Fake Causes
Jul. 20, 2010OLCC Strikes Again - This Time Against Homebrewers
Jul. 19, 2010Moore Funny Business
Jul. 13, 2010How Much Use Are Labels Like "Progressive?"
Jul. 08, 2010What the Fight Over PE Tells Us
Jun. 23, 2010More Polls: Kitzhaber & Dudley close, Wyden over Huffman by wide margin
Jun. 21, 2010Northwesterners' Confused Views About Immigrants
Jun. 16, 2010Wu in Trouble?
Jun. 14, 2010Poll: Dudley Leads by Seven at Halftime
Jun. 08, 2010Independent--Party or Empty Slogan?
Jun. 02, 2010Higher Ed's Future
May. 24, 2010The Politics of Small Government
May. 03, 2010A Rash of Rankings
Apr. 26, 2010Kitzhaber's First TV spot Hits the Air
Apr. 22, 2010Where Does Green Go From Here?
Apr. 19, 2010Americans Mistrustful, Angry ... As Always
Apr. 16, 2010Tea Partiers: Inside the Bubble
Mar. 09, 2010OR-SEN: New Poll Puts Wyden Lead at 30%
Mar. 04, 2010When Will Republicans Get Serious?

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