All articles tagged "Opinion"
Opinion May 7 2:00 PM

Mercury Endorsement: Elect Susheela Jayapal for US Representative, 3rd District!

Jayapal will be a voice for forward movement—not murky centrist stagnation.

Opinion May 6 3:23 PM

Mercury Endorsement: Re-Elect Mike Schmidt for Multnomah County District Attorney

Don't believe the conservative cynics who blame Schmidt for Portland's problems.

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Opinion May 3 4:00 PM

STREET VIEW: Paying for the Pavement

Portland's gas tax is a cheap price to pay for all the costs of driving a car.

Street View Apr 5 2:30 PM

STREET VIEW: Public Transit Safety Concerns Deserve a Thoughtful Response

We can’t just sweep violence under the rug. But a punitive approach to public safety isn’t the way, either.

Opinion Mar 22 4:15 PM

STREET VIEW: Soho House and Portland's Disappearing Public Spaces

The meaning of public space is being tarnished and sanitized for the rich.

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Street View Mar 8 11:50 AM

STREET VIEW: “The Bike Lanes That Drive Everybody Crazy”

Portland needs a more clear-eyed vision for transportation.

Opinion Feb 16 5:02 PM

Dear Ancestry.com, Black People Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Learn Our Heritage

The world’s largest genetic bank charges a small fortune to uncover stolen histories — but should they?

Timbers Nov 6 7:32 PM

With Phil Neville, Timbers Make Controversial Pick for New Manager

The choice of Neville as the Timbers’ newest head coach is another finger in the eye for fans.

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Opinion Sep 1 10:59 AM

The Problem with Proving, Again and Again, That Portland and Seattle Are Not Dying

Debates continue while the real causes of the homeless crisis are never addressed.

Opinion Jul 17 9:20 AM

City Council Is Trying to Sabotage Charter Reform—Which Is Exactly Why We Need Charter Reform

The Council's latest attempt to sow distrust in the voter-approved charter reform process reveals who they're really working for. (Hint: It's not you.)

Opinion Mar 15 10:35 AM

Guest Editorial: Oregon Is at a Crossroads for Trans Rights

Why it's important to be an active, vocal supporter of trans rights and gender-affirming care in Oregon.

Opinion Oct 28 10:16 AM

Actually, Candy Corn Is Awesome

If you believe otherwise, fuck you.

Opinion Aug 4 2:46 PM

Hall Monitor: Soft on Crime

What happens when a police accountability group inherently trusts law enforcement?

Cops Sep 13 9:38 AM

Hall Monitor: Risk-Averse

Portland Police—and Politicians—Have Given Protesters Little Reason to Feel Safe

Opinion Feb 18 3:15 PM

Hall Monitor: "Here to help"

What works—and what's lacking—in Portland's emergency response system.