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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Jul. 10, 2013The "terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea that just won't die" is finally dead. For now.
Jul. 08, 2013How would you promote health care in Oregon?
Jun. 28, 2013Watch Rep. Jules Bailey dismiss Rep. Tim Freeman's "I'm a corporation and I'm a person" argument
Jun. 26, 2013OK, so what does the end of DOMA and Prop 8 mean for Oregon?
Jun. 26, 2013Supreme Court strikes down DOMA and rejects Prop 8 challenge.
Jun. 26, 2013Former Oregon GOP chairman Craig Berkman pleads guilty to fraud charges
Jun. 24, 2013Netroots Nation: Starring Jeff Merkley, with an assist from Elizabeth Warren
Jun. 17, 2013Schools budget defeated 15-15.
Jun. 14, 2013All Republicans in Multnomah County should be ashamed of their county party today.
Jun. 11, 2013As pressure mounts, Mayor Hales offers apology to Commissioner Smith
May. 31, 2013Luring the next generation of techies to Portland
May. 31, 2013City auditors smack Mayor Hales
May. 28, 2013Appalachia in Oregon
May. 22, 2013In which Rep. Sara Gelser is going to make you cry. And then, you'll get angry.
May. 22, 2013Senate confirms Michael McShane, Oregon's newest federal judge - and makes a little history
May. 21, 2013What comes after ObamaCare? John Kitzhaber's air conditioner...
May. 20, 2013Top Ten Reasons the Republicans Won't Deal
May. 06, 2013Peter DeFazio fights to save one of the modern wonders of the world
May. 02, 2013How a little kid brought hope to an entire city
Apr. 25, 2013A big waste of money. But was it a push poll?
Apr. 23, 2013Big news: With Baucus retirement, Wyden poised for Finance chair
Apr. 23, 2013Senator Betsy Johnson recuperating from car accident
Apr. 22, 2013At Greg Walden's NRCC, they're raising millions - so where'd it all go?
Apr. 16, 2013Sales tax? What do you think?
Apr. 10, 2013Going out for donuts, or how BlueOregon is kicking the activism up a notch
Apr. 02, 2013Kitzhaber signs tuition equity law. AP officially changes style on "illegal immigrant"
Apr. 02, 2013Why are fiscal conservatives opposing Chris Garrett's fiscally conservative ballot measure reform idea?
Mar. 28, 2013How Ron Wyden became the first U.S. Senator ever to endorse marriage equality
Mar. 27, 2013Wyden: Against DOMA since 1996
Mar. 22, 2013An extraordinary legacy: Tom McCall at 100
Mar. 20, 2013Blumenauer on Secretary of Transportation: "I'm not interested."
Mar. 20, 2013Shields and Holvey take on the insurance industry
Mar. 19, 2013Craig Berkman, former Oregon GOP chairman, arrested in Florida
Mar. 19, 2013Jack Bogdanski files constitutional lawsuit against Portland arts tax
Mar. 14, 2013In which Shemia Fagan gives City Hall a long, hard stare - and expects action
Mar. 12, 2013As the Ginny Burdick intimidation story goes national, she's not backing down
Mar. 12, 2013Who will the Republicans run in 2014?
Mar. 11, 2013New leadership at the DPO
Mar. 08, 2013How numbers and values intersect
Mar. 08, 2013Abetted by PolitiFact, Senator Doug Whitsett gets it all wrong
Mar. 07, 2013Merkley votes no on Brennan to CIA
Mar. 05, 2013Wild speculation: Blumenauer to US Dept of Transportation? And who runs for Congress?
Mar. 01, 2013Obama calls for Supreme Court to strike down California's Prop 8... and Oregon's Measure 36
Feb. 26, 2013Kitzhaber calls sequester a "meat-axe approach" and says "the math just doesn't add up"
Feb. 25, 2013Sigh. More incompetence from Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall.
Feb. 23, 2013Electoral College reform, stupid maps, and my slightly better idea
Feb. 22, 2013Tuition Equity passes Oregon House, 38-18
Feb. 21, 2013From Bill Kennemer, the Stupidest Idea Ever.
Feb. 19, 2013Lynn Peterson heads north to run Washington DOT
Feb. 19, 2013As radioactive "goo" leaks at Hanford, Wyden pays a visit to get some answers

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