Read What Reed College's President Wrote For The Wall Street Journal


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Seeking to turn the tables on college and university presidents, The Wall Street Journal asked 10 of them to answer a question from their own school's admission packets. Among those 10 was Reed College's Colin Diver. The Journal chose one question from the application packet at random for each school president to answer. Told to accept no help or rewrites, the exercise was to show how challenging ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Why The Wall Street Journal Thinks We're Hip


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Remember a few weeks back when we did a cover story titled "The Young and The Jobless" talking to all those Portlanders who have a lot of education but little employment? Well, today's Wall Street Journal will probably end up sending a few more of those folks our way, given that it ranks us fourth — in this piece about America's cool places to live — among "youth magnet cities" behind ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Measures 66 & 67: The Insta-Comment Edition


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It's been all of 12 hours since Oregon voters passed both Measures 66 and 67, and we must know now what it all means from a national perspective. So here's a sampling of the punditocracy so far:Firedoglake calls Oregon's vote to approve the tax measures "a lesson for Democrats" that runs counter to the national media narrative of this being like 1994 when the country lurched to the right in ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Will Oregon's "Income Tax Rate" Become Its New "Shortest School Year?"


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It's hardly surprising that the Wall Street Journal editorial page is unhappy about Measures 66 and 67 passing last week. But a little accuracy in its Oregon-bashing would be nice. Before the election, the conservative editorial page published an inaccurate screed against the tax hikes. Now that the taxes are reality, the paper is giving Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, a Democrat, a forum as he ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wealthy Donors Seek Public Financing in Congressional Races


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In November, Portland voters will get a chance to weigh in on the city's controversial mechanism for publicly-financed elections, which Portland City Council approved in 2005. Although the conventional wisdom is that large donors oppose public financing because it reduces their influence, today's Wall Street Journal has a man-bites-dog story about a group of wealthy contributors pushing for ...   More
 
Friday, July 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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