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.

April 03, 2013Single-payer: Dembrow presents a road forward
April 01, 2013Dr Huma Pierce: School board run began in Persian Gulf
March 29, 2013Patrick Sheehan: How low can you go?
March 22, 2013The spirit of bipartisanship, in three-part whine
March 10, 2013Who has Burdick's back?
March 08, 2013Ginny Burdick: "The only tool they have is intimidation."
March 05, 2013Ginny Burdick & the cowardly gunsters
February 28, 2013VAWA and the dominance of Obama's triumph
February 11, 2013Spare me your hand-wringing
January 22, 2013Hello, my name is Jenna
January 15, 2013Hales' first act as Mayor is a good one
December 21, 20122013 Legislative Committee Assignments
December 16, 2012A clumsy, obvious and apt analogy
October 21, 2012Write in Eileen Brady: Why we are doing this
October 15, 2012Irrelevant
October 12, 2012Oregon GOP: Serving the Koch Bro$
September 21, 2012Kate Brown: My first term & other video topics
September 14, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 3: Funding: Who is behind these measures?
September 13, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 2: Promises, or shooting craps?
September 12, 2012Gambling on a casino. Part 1: what the measures say
July 30, 2012Jefferson Smith & the politics of progressive purity
July 17, 2012The sippy cup war is over! Huzzah!
July 10, 2012OR GOP: Part of a national effort
June 13, 2012No more excuses on NoPo displacement
May 13, 2012My Mother's Day Lessons
April 26, 2012Jeff Reardon: A video interview
January 18, 2012SOPA: We win round 1
December 23, 2011That "lesbian" kiss
December 09, 2011Elizabeth Steiner Hayward for SD 17
October 26, 2011Final Federal Election Of 2011 A Big One For Women (TPM)
October 16, 2011The King Memorial: Greatness revealed
October 12, 2011Bonamici (if I had a vote in CD 1)
September 09, 2011HD-46: Meet the Candidates (most of them) (briefly)
August 19, 2011Paul Evans: Not your usual progressive tirade
July 19, 2011Elizabeth Warren's master class in getting what you want
July 14, 2011Caylee's Bandwagon
July 11, 2011HD 50 and other 2012 speculations
July 01, 2011HB2301: Veto this bad bill & do online education right
June 24, 2011Mitch Greenlick is a bad-ass
June 20, 2011HB 3645: Selling Oregon’s charter schools to the highest bidder
June 06, 2011Clem, discharge petitions and the BPA ban
June 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
April 12, 2011An interim grouse (and warning)

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