T.A. Barnhart

T.A. Barnhart is a native Oregonian and life-long resident of the West. He is a veteran, but very glad he got to serve during the Carter Peace Epoch. He has been involved in politics sporadically, from the nuclear freeze movement in the 80s to volunteering on various campaigns in the 90s. As a student at PSU & UO, he was involved in campus politics, working on child care and family housing issues. In 2003, he helped form Linn-Benton for Dean; he remains a hardcore deanista. He worked extensively on the Benton County Kerry campaign, organizing and leading the canvas, running the website, and doing enough to take that loss very much to heart. His kids are now grown, but he's still working to ensure they have a good, happy future. He loves music, literature, the American West, salmon, Italian cheese, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

PublishedTitle Comments
Feb. 22, 2015Independent investigator, yes. Reforms, no.
Feb. 05, 2015What's the price on serving the public?
Jan. 12, 2015A stranglehold on sour grapes
Jan. 04, 2015Civil disturbances
Nov. 24, 2014Whose life matters?
Nov. 19, 2014Portland City Council: Do your job. Don't punt.
Oct. 23, 2014The facts tell us: M90 won't work
Oct. 12, 2014Yes on M88, no to the fear and hate
Oct. 09, 2014M88: A manga'd perspective
Sep. 16, 2014Wehby: When support for rights is no support at all
May. 08, 2014HD-34: A primary with a serious choice
May. 01, 2014Wilson: How to impress voters and #WinTheDay
Apr. 11, 2014Seriously?
Mar. 31, 2014Real life and politics
Feb. 13, 2014When government fails
Jan. 24, 2014Cmsr Novick: Stop the retaliation against Liz Nichols
Jan. 19, 2014Jenny, Kirk & public remembrances
Dec. 30, 2013Democracy is a risk
Dec. 11, 2013Lakeitha Elliott for Mult Dems Chair
Nov. 15, 2013How sick is this?
Oct. 23, 2013Vigilante safety isn't the right route
Oct. 07, 2013The year's most ironic political outcome
Sep. 16, 2013Great News! Sara Gelser for SD 8
Jun. 27, 2013The Lege needs to refer a repeal of M36. Now.
May. 27, 2013Memorial Day: a difficult holiday
May. 21, 2013An undervote for democracy
May. 12, 2013Celebrating another day of gun violence in America
Apr. 17, 2013My Thatcher story
Apr. 03, 2013Single-payer: Dembrow presents a road forward
Apr. 01, 2013Dr Huma Pierce: School board run began in Persian Gulf
Mar. 29, 2013Patrick Sheehan: How low can you go?
Mar. 22, 2013The spirit of bipartisanship, in three-part whine
Mar. 10, 2013Who has Burdick's back?
Mar. 08, 2013Ginny Burdick: "The only tool they have is intimidation."
Mar. 05, 2013Ginny Burdick & the cowardly gunsters
Feb. 28, 2013VAWA and the dominance of Obama's triumph
Feb. 11, 2013Spare me your hand-wringing
Jan. 22, 2013Hello, my name is Jenna
Jan. 15, 2013Hales' first act as Mayor is a good one
Dec. 21, 20122013 Legislative Committee Assignments
Dec. 16, 2012A clumsy, obvious and apt analogy
Oct. 21, 2012Write in Eileen Brady: Why we are doing this
Oct. 15, 2012Irrelevant
Oct. 12, 2012Oregon GOP: Serving the Koch Bro$
Sep. 21, 2012Kate Brown: My first term & other video topics
Sep. 14, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 3: Funding: Who is behind these measures?
Sep. 13, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 2: Promises, or shooting craps?
Sep. 12, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 1: what the measures say
Jul. 30, 2012Jefferson Smith & the politics of progressive purity
Jul. 17, 2012The sippy cup war is over! Huzzah!

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