Kari Chisholm

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BlueOregon is the brainchild of Kari Chisholm, who says he helped launch it because, "well, it seemed like something I wanted to read." Once a political campaign hack, Chisholm now runs Mandate Media, a consulting firm that does "internet strategy for people changing the world." His personal blog covers Politics & Technology. In 1999-2001, Chisholm was the volunteer board chair of X-PAC, a nonpartisan group that sought to build a new generation of political leaders and community activists in Oregon.


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May. 20, 2014Rachel Maddow: There is not a state GOP anywhere "that is more bizarre" than Oregon's.
May. 13, 2014Clackamas County Clerk uses "Democrat Party" epithet on official primary ballot
May. 07, 2014Maddow: "You wish you were that much of a badass"
May. 06, 2014Deborah Kafoury is pro-choice. Ignore the lies.
May. 05, 2014Kitzhaber leaps into action, saves a woman's life
Apr. 17, 2014A big step for Google Fiber in Portland
Apr. 08, 2014Epic moment: Six year old asks a question that leaves Hillary Clinton speechless
Mar. 24, 2014Wyden on CIA, NSA, FISA, electronic surveillance
Mar. 19, 2014XRAY FM is here! And Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann are back on the air!
Mar. 16, 2014Could we design our way out of the car/bike wars?
Mar. 12, 2014174 words that expose the very contradiction at the heart of the Republican Party
Mar. 11, 2014OR-2: Greg Walden draws a serious Democratic opponent
Feb. 24, 2014So, what's next for the marriage campaign?
Feb. 22, 2014Listen to your president, folks
Feb. 21, 2014Rosenblum declines to argue marriage case; Oregon United pushes "pause" on campaign
Feb. 19, 2014Not a joke: Oregon leads the nation in vaccine opt-outs.
Feb. 18, 2014BREAKING: Portland school strike averted!
Feb. 07, 2014Oh, glorious data! 2012 statewide election results, compiled by lege districts
Feb. 06, 2014Exercising your fundamental American right to tell your boss to "take that job and shove it"
Jan. 29, 2014Willamette University football player makes history: First publicly out gay college football player... ever.
Jan. 27, 2014Kitzhaber on CRC: It's time to fish or cut bait
Jan. 21, 2014Multco GOP falls on its face trying to fake-apologize for MLK/Lincoln gun raffle
Jan. 15, 2014HD-38 picks: Ann Lininger, Sonya Fischer, Moses Ross
Jan. 13, 2014Bottom line for our schools? What we need here is more money.
Jan. 12, 2014Would liquor privatization hurt our burgeoning micro-distillery business?
Jan. 07, 2014Merkley blows the whistle on Senate Republicans; makes the case for unemployment insurance
Jan. 07, 2014Will 2020 be the year that Oregon gets a sixth congressional seat?
Dec. 27, 2013OR-HD-38: Garrett wins judicial appointment, creating another vacancy in the House - but this time, it's a little complicated.
Dec. 22, 2013After his rise, fall, and rise again, here's hoping that Kelly Clark found peace in the end
Dec. 20, 2013All but official: Wyden to pick up Finance chair a year early
Dec. 10, 2013In which Jeff Merkley fights Wall Street and wins
Dec. 09, 2013Kitzhaber makes it official: He's running in 2014
Nov. 26, 2013Is Oracle's Larry Ellison going to pay Oregon back for the Cover Oregon debacle?
Nov. 17, 2013Yeah, it's true. We are big fans of Senator Merkley.
Nov. 09, 2013SD23: Dembrow, Hall, Arias nominated
Nov. 07, 2013Breaking: Senate passes ENDA
Nov. 05, 2013In Washington, I-522 is losing. Sigh.
Nov. 05, 2013Jeff Merkley bends the arc toward justice; and wins Republican support along the way.
Oct. 30, 2013OR-SEN: Monica Wehby joins the GOP primary field
Oct. 24, 2013OR-2: It's official. Greg Walden is getting primaried!
Oct. 22, 2013Both Senators Merkley and Wyden named to the Budget Conference Committee
Oct. 17, 2013Did Greg Walden lie to voters?
Oct. 16, 2013Greg Walden votes for Tea Party insanity. Is it time to give him a strong Democratic challenger?
Oct. 16, 2013WOW. Jackie Dingfelder resigns from Senate, joins staff of Mayor Charlie Hales
Oct. 16, 2013My Adidas lay down law from state to state...
Oct. 15, 2013No, Jason Conger, we don't need another Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate
Oct. 13, 2013When it comes to debt and deficits, facts matter
Oct. 11, 2013Right-wing pigpile on Jeff Merkley gets underway
Oct. 11, 2013OK, let's talk about the new, lousy Oregonian
Oct. 07, 2013Greg Walden's careful dance between Wall Street and the Tea Party

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