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.


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Mar. 27, 2011Atkinson & the 2014 Strategy: a preview
Mar. 18, 2011Shawn Lindsay: get over yourself
Mar. 17, 2011SB 695: a ban on BPA in infant products
Mar. 13, 2011God's will or human folly? Early lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster
Mar. 02, 2011Rep Wingard on campaign finance reform, Tea Party-style
Feb. 27, 2011Labor rally in solidarity with Wisconsin - Portland, Feb 25
Feb. 20, 2011No, you're not
Feb. 16, 2011Wingard admits failing to report felony
Feb. 14, 2011Today at the Leg
Feb. 10, 2011Ban the Bag Hearing: videos
Feb. 07, 2011Rep. Bailey on Education Funding & Policy
Feb. 04, 2011Your kicker is other people’s money
Feb. 02, 2011Barbara Dudley on a State Bank
Jan. 23, 2011Sen. Merkley: Take heart
Jan. 21, 2011Merkley on Citizens United (video)
Jan. 10, 2011Ducks, discipline and 1 simple step to success
Jan. 02, 20112011: a Tea Party mandate?
Dec. 26, 2010Death panels and rope-a-dope
Dec. 19, 2010Obama's Accomplishments
Dec. 16, 2010Wyden has cancer; will undergo surgery
Dec. 07, 2010Own it
Oct. 12, 2010Mapes played by Duds
Aug. 04, 2010HD-49: Did Wand campaign libel community member?
Jun. 29, 2010One child, many needs
May. 15, 2010Not that anyone asked me, but…
May. 10, 2010Saltzman's Sin
Apr. 16, 2010Roberta Phillip: public service before public office
Apr. 05, 2010Oregon National Guard on their way home
Mar. 29, 2010Bill Bradbury: passing the buck
Mar. 09, 2010It's your party: become a PCP
Feb. 11, 2010Kitzhaber-Bradbury: Round 1, Lake Oswego
Feb. 01, 2010A citizen's lobby
Jan. 26, 2010How far have we fallen?
Jan. 25, 2010Wage gap grows between rich and poor in Oregon: Plus ca change...
Jan. 24, 2010M66/67 - all that's left
Jan. 21, 2010City reaches deal on MLS & PGE Park - is it good?
Jan. 15, 2010Merkley meets with bloggers, planet does not spin off axis
Jan. 07, 2010Coast Guard: climate change brings new responsibilities
Dec. 24, 2009OMGZ!!!! The Walmarts is back!!1!
Nov. 29, 2009Mult Co Chair Wheeler breaks back skiing, Tweets the news from hospital
Nov. 21, 2009Responsibility: a real-life story
Nov. 11, 2009Eleven Eleven: taking back our Veterans Day
Nov. 06, 2009Coast Guard Rescue 1705: A family grieves
Oct. 23, 2009Don't waste your time hating Walmart. Fix your community.
Oct. 21, 2009HD-43: An ugly mess that shows the need for special elections
Oct. 14, 2009HD-43: Lew Frederick, Karol Collymore & Eddie Lincoln nominated
Oct. 08, 2009Bob Stacey jumps into race for Metro President
Sep. 28, 2009Call Wyden & demand your public option - this is the week!
Sep. 25, 2009Health vs health care: a false choice
Sep. 24, 2009"Hi Deb, you said I should call you at home..."

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