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Guilty! But of what?

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The Nose needs to confess.He should be in prison.If the example of Mike Hawash, the Intel engineer now sitting in jail on charges of conspiring to wage war against the United States and aid al Qaeda ...   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 The Nose

Failing the vision test.

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Is it arrogant to think that Measure 26-48 is an IQ test? That those who vote "no" are so shortsighted that they can't ever see a tax increase they could support? That those who vote "yes" are enl ...   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 The Nose

Failing the scratch-and-sniff test.

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When it comes to the affairs of state, apparently the Nose is completely clueless.The evidence?Well, let's see:Schools are broke.There's not enough money to put car thieves on trial. Thousands of poor ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 The Nose

Lionizing Moose.

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Talk about defining heroism downward.The Nose's email box fairly sparkled this week with a message that included a link to a Washington Post story about ex-Portlander Charles Moose. Moose was the Po ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 The Nose

The next Hundred Years' War?

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The Nose watched way too much TV last week. He watched it while slurping down his morning raisin bran. He watched it in the locker room after he snuck off for a quick lunchtime jog and shower. And ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 The Nose

Build reserves, not bombs!

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The most intriguing political development in Oregon last week did not take place in the Capitol. Nor was it at the Multnomah Athletic Club, where Mayor Vera Katz gave her 43rd consecutive State of ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 The Nose

All over Portland in a futile search for certainty.

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The Nose thought he was prepared for this war. He thought that by now his convictions would be as solid as Ashford & Simpson. But even though he'd joined the marchers on March 15, when the Tom ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 The Nose

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to war we go.

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On Saturday, the Nose went to the Portland peace rally.On Monday, the Nose watched our commander in chief give the butcher of Baghdad 48 hours.On Tuesday, he woke up and wondered: Is it just possibl ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 The Nose

PGE: A royal pain in the pocketbook.

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The Nose loves his local utilities. He loves the feeling when his furnace clicks on in the morning. He thrills at how his electric company sends power to his Mr. Coffee. He quivers at all the "res ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 The Nose

Gas Pains

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The Nose wants to know: Where is the public outrage at the cockamamie health benefits we are forced to offer these unions? Where are the marches in the streets or the letters to the editor? Where ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 The Nose
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