Chris Trejbal
Christian Trejbal is a freelance editorial writer, editor and political consultant based in Portland, Ore. He wrote exclusively for The (Bend) Bulletin and The Roanoke Times before founding Opinion in a Pinch. He serves on the board of directors of the Association of Opinion Journalists Foundation and is open government chairman. Follow him on Twitter @ctrejbal and facebook.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Do Virginia students really need Terry McAuliffe deciding what to call the “Sea of Japan”?

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Pandering for votes trumps a sound education from the right and the left.

A century of sunlight and transparency, courtesy of Louis Brandeis

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Brandeis was concerned about a worrisome concentration of wealth and power in the hands of banks and industries.

Hillary Clinton’s problem isn’t her age, it’s her dynasty

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HW Bush, B Clinton, W Bush, Obama, H Clinton, J Bush… when is enough enough?

The death of 19 firefighters should spur us to action on climate change

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Heat, drought and unpredictable wind surges fuel devastating wild fires, and all are symptoms of climate change.

“Superman” is not Jesus

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Hollywood is aggressively marketing the new Superman film “Man of Steel” as a Jesus allegory. Don’t believe it.
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