The mid-Way

Don't miss posts on rural innovation, bipartisanship in the time of Zoom, and what it really means to "vote your conscience."

Welcome!

The Oregon Way has nearly eclipsed 500 subscribers — welcome to all the new folks. My name is Kevin Frazier, I have the great pleasure of editing this blog. We had too much good content early this week, so I had to send a quick update. Stay safe out there! Be sure to practice being “Oregon Nice.” Talk to you on Saturday.

To a better Oregon,

Kevin

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What to read

Brenda Smith, High Desert Partnership

David Frank, University of Oregon:

Tim Nesbitt, former Chief of Staff to Gov. Kulongoski:

Mark Owens, State Representative:

Eric Ward, Western States Center

What to look forward to

Pieces from:

  • *Elden Rosenthal

  • John Horvick

  • Peter Laufer

  • Bill Bradbury

  • Kevin Frazier

  • *Hunter Spence

*New contributors.

Oregon Trivia — Who said this?

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I am offering an experiment in politics, a program of principle above politics.

I am going to Washington without a string around a single finger. I am going there without any commitments to any group except the commitment I made to all groups: namely, that I will devote myself to furthering the best interests of our state and of our nation as the special representative of no group but as the public representative of all.

I will exercise an independence of judgment based on the evidence of each issue. I will weigh the views of my constituents and party, but cast my vote free of political pressure and unmoved by threats of loss of political support .