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.

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

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