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.


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

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