Chris Trejbal
Christian Trejbal is a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, Ore. Overcoming graduate degrees in philosophy, he worked as an editorial writer at The (Bend) Bulletin and The Roanoke Times for more than a decade. He serves as open government chairman and a member of the board of directors of the Association of Opinion Journalists. Follow him on Twitter @ctrejbal.

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Red states give more to churches, not charities

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People in red states give a lot of money to “charities” that do not do a whole lot of charitable work.
At least, it's not nukes.

Say goodbye to America’s landmarks this Independence Day

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Ellis Island, Jamestown, Mesa Verde and 27 other national landmarks could soon disappear thanks to climate change.
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Virginia’s “Redskins Caucus” takes pride in a slur

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3 members of the Virginia General Assembly are rallying for the cause of racism with a “Redskins Pride Caucus.”
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Virginia GOP allegedly bribed Dem. Sen. Puckett to block Medicaid expansion

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The senator and his daughter get lucrative jobs & the GOP takes over the state Senate, killing Medicaid expansion.
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State Department has (mostly) thrown in the towel on climate change

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State has mostly shifted from prevention of, to preparation for, climate change and its ensuing damage.
Fox News' version of Cliven Bundy.

Cliven Bundy and his fellow “welfare ranchers”

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If Cliven Bundy brings attention to one thing, let it be scandalously-low cattle grazing fees on federal lands.
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Ingenious new attack ad from Oregon GOP

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Republican Senate attack ads evolve to the next level in today’s free-wheeling campaign finance environment.
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The Earth is toast, per new UN report on climate change

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A new United Nations report finds that climate change already is affecting the world, and it will only get worse.
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Will the Supreme Court allow the Secret Service to silence dissent?

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The Secret Service insulated President Bush from liberal protesters, but not conservatives.
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The NRA is about to veto Obama’s Surgeon General nominee

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Dr. Vivek Murthy supports the medical consensus that guns are dangerous and should be regulated.
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