Jeff Golden

Jeff Golden came to Oregon after half an Ivy League education the last time the sky was falling (1972) to settle in the woods of Southern Oregon and learn how to take care of himself. He dropped back in by way of public broadcasting and then politics, winning a seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners during the Spotted Owl wars and surviving a timber industry-sponsored recall to become the first Oregonian even nominated for the JFK Profile in Courage award. He was Chief of Staff to then-Senate President Bill Bradbury and spent ten years behind the mic as host of a daily NPR talk show in Southern Oregon and Northern California. That sparked his quaint notion that Americans are ready for much more than the pablum served up by political consultants and candidates, an ongoing tantrum he managed to contain within the pages of As If we Were Grownups (2004) and Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible, which branches off from history on November 22, 1963, when the bullets fired in Dallas miss their mark. Jeff still believes we can govern ourselves.

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Sep. 03, 2015Not yet, please
Jun. 02, 2014They--even some of us--said it couldn't be done
Jun. 13, 2013The association of Oregon businesses that's powerfully progressive
Feb. 20, 2010"If only the Democrats wouldn't be so EXTREME..."
Feb. 16, 2010A wake-up giftpak from Harry & David
Jan. 29, 2010The State of the Spin
Jan. 25, 2010An astute overarching comment
Jan. 21, 2010Terrible news? Well, maybe...
Jan. 17, 2010“Can’t We All Get Along?” isn’t the point. Winning is.
Jan. 15, 2010If it quacks like Class Warfare...
Jan. 03, 2010What do you want to do about it this year?
Dec. 20, 2009"Class Warfare?" Please.
Dec. 11, 2009Take five
Dec. 10, 2009A small event that's big. And fun.
Dec. 06, 2009You really want to ban that photo?
Dec. 03, 2009I'm losing the battle...
Nov. 30, 2009A good idea, coming to a ballot measure near you
Nov. 23, 2009Where's the beef?
Nov. 17, 2009You know that definition of "insanity" that everybody quotes?
Oct. 24, 2009Don't like KUMBAYA? Okay. Your idea is... ?
Oct. 17, 2009A hot button that's not going away
Oct. 09, 2009What if President O actually implemented the foreign policy that the Nobel Committee voted for?
Oct. 03, 2009Confidence in WHAT?
Sep. 20, 2009I think the fun has something to do with it--
Sep. 12, 2009Tell me again why bosses should pay?
Sep. 06, 2009My media weekend
Sep. 03, 2009Naked politics
Aug. 25, 2009Introducing myself.

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