Carla Axtman

Carla Axtman is a political animal and blogger. She started blogging in 2004 as a response to the malaise and frustration of progressive politics & politics on both the national & local levels. Carla specializes in online organizing and communications. Another politico recently referred to her thusly: "...a cross between a pitbull, a barracuda and a scorpion. ... She's ferocious."

June 17, 2013OR Lege: Education budget on the brink
June 10, 2013OR Lege: It's all about the budget
June 07, 2013OR Lege: Ray of hope squelched
June 07, 2013Demand that Oregon Republicans end the hostage standoff
June 05, 2013OR Lege: Gun legislation still alive
June 03, 2013OR Lege: Dead Bills, Live Bills and Hostages
May 31, 2013Bruce Hanna wants you to buy his cupcakes
May 30, 2013OR Lege: Time to deliver the goods
May 22, 2013Jeff Merkley caught red handed asking the IRS to do its damn job
May 20, 2013OR Lege: Hostages, Hatfield and other observations
May 16, 2013The Oregon GOP don't want to win elections in Oregon ever again.
May 13, 2013On gun safety, the BlueOregon community is being heard loud and clear
May 13, 2013Michele Bachmann loves you, Eugene.
May 09, 2013The Oregon Senate and Gun Safety: Let's Have A Vote
May 06, 2013OR Lege: The grand center, or lack thereof
May 02, 2013It's not easy being red (in a blue state)
April 29, 2013OR Lege: Decorum and other observations.
April 22, 2013OR Lege: Votes to watch, bills that died and Julie Parrish melts down
April 18, 2013The US Senate failed us. Let's make sure the Oregon Senate doesn't.
April 17, 2013Update: Oregon's gun safety legislation in the Senate
April 15, 2013OR Lege: Go east, my friends
April 11, 2013It's time for the Oregon Legislature to pass common sense gun safety legislation
April 09, 2013OR Lege: Deadlines and Road Shows
April 01, 2013OR Lege: Will common sense prevail?
March 25, 2013OR Lege: No Spring Break for the Legislature Edition
March 24, 2013Clackamas Light Rail Measure: burning through county tax dollars for nothing
March 21, 2013Tuition Equity heads to the Governor's desk
March 18, 2013OR-Lege: Drones & PERS
March 11, 2013OR-Lege: It will be spray tans from now on, kids.
March 06, 2013Today's badass move by Senator Ron Wyden
March 05, 2013Clackistan!
March 04, 2013OR Lege: Bridges, Budgets and Business
February 28, 2013Oregon's incredibly shrinking counties--what to do?
February 25, 2013OR Lege: Julie Parrish's weird Anti-Tuition Equity Flyer
February 25, 2013OR-Lege: CRC, Death Penalty, Foreclosure and other light topics.
February 22, 2013Dear Matt Wingard: Stop playing a legislator on Twitter
February 18, 2013OR-Lege: Getting down to work
January 28, 2013Oregon's 2013 Legislative Session: Let's get ready to ruuuuumble!
January 25, 2013Merkley fights to the end, while Reid makes weak filibuster agreement
January 22, 2013A grateful heart for warriors who work on choice
January 17, 2013Some Oregon sheriffs are embarrassing us
January 08, 2013Greg Walden offers lip service on budget cuts
December 24, 2012Best Public Policy Wonk in Oregon: Go.
December 17,'s an idea: How about we NOT turn schools into a complete war zone?
December 17, 2012One more on the Nike deal
December 14, 2012Oregon's hostage crisis-Nike takes key provision off the table
December 13, 2012Oregon's hostage crisis: negotiations commence
December 13, 2012Oregon's hostage crisis
December 07, 2012US Sen: Merkley approval skyrockets
December 05, 2012Goodbye Gary Bray. We only sort of knew ye.

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