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
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!
Jul. 10, 2012OR GOP: Part of a national effort
Jun. 13, 2012No more excuses on NoPo displacement
May. 13, 2012My Mother's Day Lessons
Apr. 26, 2012Jeff Reardon: A video interview
Jan. 18, 2012SOPA: We win round 1
Dec. 23, 2011That "lesbian" kiss
Dec. 09, 2011Elizabeth Steiner Hayward for SD 17
Oct. 26, 2011Final Federal Election Of 2011 A Big One For Women (TPM)
Oct. 16, 2011The King Memorial: Greatness revealed
Oct. 12, 2011Bonamici (if I had a vote in CD 1)
Sep. 09, 2011HD-46: Meet the Candidates (most of them) (briefly)
Aug. 19, 2011Paul Evans: Not your usual progressive tirade
Jul. 19, 2011Elizabeth Warren's master class in getting what you want
Jul. 14, 2011Caylee's Bandwagon
Jul. 11, 2011HD 50 and other 2012 speculations
Jul. 01, 2011HB2301: Veto this bad bill & do online education right
Jun. 24, 2011Mitch Greenlick is a bad-ass
Jun. 20, 2011HB 3645: Selling Oregon’s charter schools to the highest bidder
Jun. 06, 2011Clem, discharge petitions and the BPA ban
Jun. 03, 2011Yashawnee Vaughn and the Legislature’s failure to act to protect teens
May. 31, 2011SB 695 Update: Who's holding up a floor vote on BPA?
May. 29, 2011SB 695: Cannon's discharge petition on BPA
May. 27, 2011Kicker reform, Rainy Day Fund & Capital Gains cuts: an unholy alliance
May. 24, 2011Barker calling it quits. Who jumps in?
May. 19, 2011Open primary in CA: adios, democracy
May. 18, 2011Redistricting: a conspiracy theory
May. 09, 2011SB 742: doing right by Oregon & undocumented students
Apr. 12, 2011An interim grouse (and warning)

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