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. 08, 2009Paid Family Leave: Taking luck out of the equation
Mar. 24, 2009So not a Katrina Moment, Frank Rich
Mar. 15, 2009"Protecting those who protect us."
Feb. 28, 2009Fear & Action: Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
Feb. 26, 2009Bobby Jindal, the newest progressive hero
Feb. 25, 2009Funding Public Programs
Feb. 08, 2009Sunday morning mixed grill
Feb. 06, 2009Obama opens the whup-ass
Feb. 02, 2009Mark Zusman will save Sam Adams' soul
Jan. 25, 2009Happy Birthday, Mac; you changed the world
Jan. 21, 2009Victory Ball voices
Jan. 18, 2009A new wind blowing
Jan. 11, 2009Interview with Sen Merkley: Taxes, Iraq & more
Jan. 10, 2009Schrader to succeed Schrader
Jan. 04, 2009Why I'm not going to see "Frost/Nixon"
Dec. 25, 2008Christmas: Nothing but fun
Dec. 17, 2008Didn't I just blog about this very thing?
Dec. 17, 2008Winter Words of Wisdom
Dec. 08, 2008John Lennon
Dec. 08, 2008Something to consider today
Dec. 03, 2008F-you, you grinning idiot.
Dec. 02, 2008Prop 8 & M36: Opening the door to persecution of the church
Nov. 19, 2008Just for grins: Coyote hearts Sarah Palin
Nov. 18, 2008Babies
Nov. 11, 2008BlueOregon, Vets - Sound off!
Nov. 09, 2008Hope
Nov. 04, 2008Election Day at PCS - a few glimpses
Nov. 04, 2008I vote for Barack Obama at the Bus
Oct. 29, 2008Oregon GOP plays the Nazi card - and more
Oct. 27, 2008Charles Lewis in his own words
Oct. 14, 2008A pre-election message to Democrats: We the people.
Oct. 06, 2008I gots me some pork! Yay?
Oct. 03, 2008The saddest thing about the debate
Sep. 10, 2008Kroger: Why it matters that we all volunteer
Aug. 31, 2008August 28, 2008: Bearing Witness
Aug. 18, 2008The Bus discovers the new Bend
Aug. 06, 2008A month of walking in one afternoon
Jul. 14, 2008Obama-Merkley HQ opens in Portland
Jul. 11, 2008Get on the Bus! (What? I gotta tell you again?)
Jul. 04, 2008American democracy: Stronger than ever
Jul. 02, 2008Seattle and the Sonics: Not OK
Jun. 23, 2008Goodbye to George Carlin in 7 words or less
Jun. 20, 2008Jonathan Alter smacks down Lars
Jun. 17, 2008Why not Gore?
Jun. 15, 2008Portland Pride 2008: What gives with these people?
Jun. 12, 2008Pentagon selling weapons for use against Oregon National Guard
Jun. 01, 2008TriMet fare increase? Hell no!
May. 28, 2008Democrats shouldn’t repeat mistakes from Kansas’ 1860s battles over suffrage
May. 25, 2008Hillary: I am dividing the party to unite the party
May. 24, 2008Bobby Kennedy and the new politics of 1968

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