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.

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.
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