Up Close with Peter Sage

Peter Sage
Politics. Messaging. The meaning behind the meaning. I try to get up close to the people I write about.
Created 03 Jun 2021
  • Night Watch, in cannabis.
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The cannabis plants aren't quite ready to harvest, but they are mature enough to steal. Thieves are casing the farm with drones. It is the wild west. It is 2:00 a.m. and I am guarding my crop. If I en...
  • Simple: Elect more liberals
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Reporter: "What do you say to people who think you and Senator Sinema are holding this whole thing up?" Senator Manchin: "I'm not--we only have 50 votes. . .. All they need to do is we have to elect m...
  • Up close: An abortion story
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    "A small cat was trying to kill a rabbit. The cat gave up and the rabbit hopped away." Jane Collins Sometimes, at a time of peril, there is rescue and survival. Across America people are marching toda...
  • When is a "coup" not a "coup?"
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    When the election was stolen and you are just stealing it back. John Eastman, the lawyer who urged Trump and Pence to void the election, explains himself: If, in fact, the acknowledged illegalities th...
  • Trump voters are getting sick and dying.
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The higher the vote for Trump, the more COVID cases. The more cases, the more deaths. It isn't just your intuition. Yesterday's post included a link to the "extremely detailed" report on the 2020 and ...
  • Forget Red-State, Blue-State
    29 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    America is not divided by states and not even by county. It is divided by precinct. The marriage of the fifty states just isn't working out. I hear casual talk of political divorce. People on the left...
  • Oregon Congressional Districts: Republicans took the deal
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Republicans had something to lose. Better to settle for what the bipartisan legislature came up with than what the Democratic Secretary of State might do. The reality is that states that have the powe...
  • Avoid the unvaccinated.
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    Headline: "Oregon Nurses Association: Over 80 nurses to leave Asante after Oct. 18 deadline" Comment e-mailed to me: "Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out the door." A month ago I mentioned...
  • Defending against domestic civil unrest.
    26 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    "I was not emotionally prepared for my fellow U.S. citizens killing me." "Police actions" pit armed defenders against people they are supposed both to protect and protect against. It is an impossible ...
  • Celebrating Diversity in Medford
    25 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Out of many, one. Tucker Carlson is in the news, just in time for the 28th annual Greater Medford Multicultural Fair. Carlson is the most popular opinion host on Fox News. He says that White Americans...
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