http://koin.com/2015/09/08/judge-accused-of-refusing-same-sex-weddings-hanging-hitler-photo/ Vance Day, Marion County Circuit Judge, will appear before the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability at a hearing on November 9 to determine whether he has committed judicial misconduct.
America’s gun violence, like our grief in Oregon, seems to know no bounds, no limits, no end. The reason is deadly simple: our very lives are chained to a constitutional amendment that is willfully misinterpreted by many and perverted by gun rights advocates for political ends.
It’s too bad Jon Stewart is no longer on air to analyze the second Republican debate. This debate really could be the pilot for a longer running show—call it “Tragedy Central.” Because it really is a tragedy that a generation of GOP politicians—grown men and women, most of them elected officials—could say such unbelievable things and act in such a juvenile way. The phrase “pretenders to office” never had greater resonance.
When The Oregonian, our state’s largest newspaper, selected its 2015 editorial agenda, climate change was noticeably missing from the list of topics despite requests from readers (see the editorial from The Oregonian here). In response to the protests of this omission, the editorial board stated that “we focus almost exclusively on state and local matters.
In a thoughtful piece for Daily Kos, Ian Reifowitz wrote, “On November 8, 2016, we Americans will select our next president. It must be a Democrat. The Republican Party is so destructive that defeating them is more than enough motivation for me, whether or not I agree 100 percent with the Democratic nominee. For whom will I vote to be that nominee? For better or worse, I still don't know.” His piece discusses two of the five very different Democratic candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Nobel-laureate scientists, nuclear nonproliferation experts, military generals, Israel leaders, U.S. rabbis, and bishops and nuns are among the people supporting the historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1, five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany and the European Union.