Les AuCoin

Les AuCoin is a retired, nine-term U.S. congressman, the first Democrat in Oregon history to win in Oregon’s First District (1974). At the time Les left the Congress, he was 85th in overall seniority, dean of the Oregon delegation, a Democratic whip at large, and a senior member of the House appropriations committee and its defense and interior subcommittees. He served two terms in the Oregon legislature, the second, at age 32 (a record), as House majority leader. He is a Pacific Northwest newspaper columnist and former public radio commentator and professor of political science at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

June 22, 2015Do I ever have a George Bush story for you!
January 23, 2014My pal, Rep. George Miller, the liberal lion
January 17, 2012Suzanne Bonamici Meets the Wayne Morse Test
December 22, 2011The Fatal Link Between Indefinite Detainment & Obama's DNA
November 29, 2011Bonamici versus the Chameleon
November 25, 2009If They Had Real Guts, They'd Tax Us For This Troop Buildup
November 16, 2009Open Letter To Harry Reid
November 06, 2009WW Comes Out With Same Gore-Kitzhaber History I Reported
November 06, 2009Subtext Of Gore's Endorsement: Gotcha Back, Kitz!
November 05, 2009The Cloakroom Meaning of NJ And Virginia
October 14, 2009"Bring Them Home"
September 29, 2009Good goddamn job, Jeff!
May 12, 2009Pam Knowles For Portland Schools
March 19, 2008It's Obama for me
January 01, 2008The war within Charlie Wilson
April 07, 2007RFK on Viet/Iraq
April 02, 2007What if Iran were next?
March 31, 2007Keith Burns, lion-hearted (1927-2007)
March 29, 2007Faith-based Defense
March 23, 2007Tom Eagleton's last words
March 22, 2007The Gay Rights Antidiscrimination Bill, Cira 1973
February 05, 2007Countering China's anti-satellite weapon

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