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.

Oregon didn’t reject LGBT rights on Election Day

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National headlines would have you believe Oregon voters rejected LGBT rights on election day. Don’t believe it.

Republicans can’t win Obamacare subsidies case

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No matter what happens in King v. Burwell, Republicans lose.

After marriage equality, let’s win secular wedding equality

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Secular Americans shouldn’t have to choose between fake belief and bureaucracy on their wedding day.

Golf Digest’s May issue is absurdly sexist. Again.

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Women and golfers deserve an apology from Golf Digest for its latest sexist cover.

Who really surrendered at Appomattox Court House?

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The South is a drag on America. Let the former Confederacy secede.

How to win the climate change wars

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In the climate change war, science is losing the messaging battle. It’s time to embrace the war on coal.

Chuck Hagel’s resignation: McCain and Cornyn were right

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GOP Senators McCain and Cornyn were right: Chuck Hagel wasn’t qualified to be Secretary of Defense.

Put the brakes on the per-mile vehicle tax

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Some states are considering charging a per mile instead of per gallon tax. A decidedly unprogressive idea.

Wehby, Merkley and a cowardly newspaper in Oregon

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The Oregonian chose not to endorse in the state’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Merkley and Republican Wehby.
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