Oregon politics – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

How to ruin a fine spring: gun control

Written April 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For a while there, until the clouds rolled back in Sunday night, the pleasant springtime weather made it hard to worry about the dismal state of Oregon politics. But then, ahead of the dark skies, came The Oregonian and reminded us that the leading Democrats in state government are not giving up their quest to […]

Still dreaming: State of Jefferson

Written March 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The idea of forming the state of Jefferson may┬ánever go anywhere, but it also refuses to die. Even towns are getting into the act. On Wednesday, the city council of Williams, population 5,300 in Colusa County, plans to “discuss and authorize the signature of the declaration and petition to the California State Legislature for the […]

Can Oregon GOP ever come back?

Written January 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

What are the chances that Republicans will ever regain the Oregon statewide offices they held a generation ago? According to what I heard from Bill Lunch on Monday, I would say between not great to vanishingly small.

Cheap gas: Enjoy it while you can

Written December 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

We are enjoying the lowest fuel prices in years, as everyone knows. It’s a huge help to consumers, who now have more money to spend on other things, or even to save. But some people hate it.

Big money aims at Albany senator

Written September 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon has been suffering from one-party government for years now. And if you’re a voter in Senate District 8 (Albany and Corvallis), a super-rich guy in California is counting on buying your vote in order to help cement and prolong our state’s unfortunate fate.

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