Christopher Sandford

Nick Kristof and a tale of two Oregons

26 October 2021 3:01 pm

It’s a strange thing about the long-serving New York Times opinion writer Nick Kristof, who apparently now wants to be governor of Oregon. The…

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Elvis and Nixon, the odd couple

22 December 2020 3:32 am

If you were called upon to invent the human antithesis of rock and roll, you couldn’t do better than our nation’s 37th president,…

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Washington State is a worrisome window into the future

14 November 2020 8:48 am

Seattle I have seen the future, and it looks much like Washington State. But let’s get there by steps. The…

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Richard Nixon took the high road in 1960. Donald Trump should now

7 November 2020 6:58 am

‘You gotta swallow this one, they stole it fair and square.’ That’s a Republican hack speaking to Richard Nixon, as…

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Bad Kshama: meet Seattle’s worst socialist

12 October 2020 3:16 am

Seattle In Max Frisch’s 1953 absurdist play The Fire Raisers, a well-off family in an unnamed town invites a man…

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Delivering the goods?

2 September 2020 5:56 am

Seattle My local post office in suburban Seattle seems to be rigged to obstruct customers these days. After standing motionless…

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Does Seattle deserve better than Carmen Best?

13 August 2020 11:00 am

Seattle So the revolution devours its children. On Tuesday, Seattle’s police chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after…

Tear gas Ted: the mayor manning Portland’s barricades

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The mayor manning Portland’s barricades

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Tear gas Ted: the mayor manning Portland’s barricades

30 July 2020 1:51 pm

The federal courthouse in downtown Portland has become ground-zero for the nightly orgy of assaults, looting, arson, and public nudity…

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Hell in Portland

21 July 2020 10:15 am

Portland has had one of the most turbulent histories of any town in America. At the time of the Great…

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What’s it like in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone?

12 June 2020 9:10 am

Seattle Ah, Seattle, that environmentally obsessed city where all is decorous, the sidewalks immaculately swept, the parks rigorously trimmed, proverbial…