Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth's mother fled her ancestral clan in eastern Oregon for the lights of the big city - Boise - robbing Jeff of his Oregon birthright. He addresses this inadequacy with prodigious displays of flannel and beer drinking. Jeff hosted Notes on the Atrocities and the Oregon Blog since January 2003 - which he retired to work on Blue Oregon. Jeff is a freelance writer and a researcher at Portland State University in the Graduate School of Social Work. An entirely different constituency knows him for his enthusiasm about beer.

June 06, 2014The Case For Reparations ... in Portland
June 27, 2013How to Destroy a Newspaper in Six Easy Steps
November 09, 2012The Exit Poll Results You May Have Missed
September 10, 2012Regulating Alcohol: Should We Still Be Interested In Temperance?
August 30, 2011Flourishing Despite the Predictions
July 27, 2011Functional and Dysfunctional Government: Two Examples
July 05, 2011Oregon Leads in Craft Beer Consumption
May 31, 2011Private Sector Health Insurance: Not Efficient
March 17, 2011Some non-profits don't deserve tax exemptions
March 09, 2011Wisconsin GOP jams through union-busting bill
March 03, 2011On Unions, a Narrative Shattered
February 28, 2011Importance of the Union Vote
February 25, 2011After Iraq, Republicans Abandon Foreign Policy
February 22, 2011The Bipartisan Kicker Bill: Good Enough?
February 11, 2011Voters' Schizophrenic Relationship to Budget Balancing
February 01, 2011Making Portland Beervana: Cheers for Don Younger
January 25, 2011Visual Comparisons: States of the Union Speeches
January 20, 2011Is It Rational to Vote?
December 23, 2010Dems United on Filibuster Reform, Follow Merkley's Plan
December 12, 2010Amid Chaos, DeFazio and Sanders Seize the Moment
December 09, 2010Dems Vote Privately to Reject Tax Cut Plan (updated)
November 15, 2010Facebook: the Shadow Internet?
October 21, 2010What is Bigotry?
October 19, 2010Organic Hop Regulation: Great For Business
October 14, 2010Predicting Washington: polling in a vote-by-mail world
October 13, 2010Wyden Still Way Out in Front
October 10, 2010Moderates Still Overwhelmingly Favor Democrats
October 06, 2010Voters Hate Incumbents, Except ...
September 27, 2010In Praise of Government
September 09, 2010Dems Will Get Shellacked: So What?
September 07, 2010OR-SEN: Huffman's View on Health Care
July 25, 2010Oregon Budget Hole, Real and Fake Causes
July 20, 2010OLCC Strikes Again - This Time Against Homebrewers
July 19, 2010Moore Funny Business
July 13, 2010How Much Use Are Labels Like "Progressive?"
July 08, 2010What the Fight Over PE Tells Us
June 23, 2010More Polls: Kitzhaber & Dudley close, Wyden over Huffman by wide margin
June 21, 2010Northwesterners' Confused Views About Immigrants
June 16, 2010Wu in Trouble?
June 14, 2010Poll: Dudley Leads by Seven at Halftime
June 08, 2010Independent--Party or Empty Slogan?
June 02, 2010Higher Ed's Future
May 24, 2010The Politics of Small Government
May 03, 2010A Rash of Rankings
April 26, 2010Kitzhaber's First TV spot Hits the Air
April 22, 2010Where Does Green Go From Here?
April 19, 2010Americans Mistrustful, Angry ... As Always
April 16, 2010Tea Partiers: Inside the Bubble
March 09, 2010OR-SEN: New Poll Puts Wyden Lead at 30%
March 04, 2010When Will Republicans Get Serious?

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