DRIVEN TO THE FRINGE
Without legislative power, Oregon Republicans have palled around with militias and opposed mandatory vaccination
LEADING FROM BEHIND
While leaving the statehouse before the walkout, one Republican senator implied that police who pursued them should be ready to die: “Send bachelors and come heavily armed.”
THIS IS GETTING CRAZY
Efforts to scuttle the cap-and-trade legislation have taken a remarkable and potentially dark turn.
NO LAW BUT HIS OWN
Winston Shrout gave his followers fake bills and raked in real money, until the feds cracked down on his scam. Now the 70-year-old conspiracy theorist is on the run.
Nevada, Washington State, and Oregon have joined California and New Mexico in allowing trans people to continue to serve in the National Guard, defying Trump’s ban.
George von Bothmer reported a violent home invasion by two men wielding guns and shouting death threats. Things only got weirder from there.
INTO THIN AIR
On five occasions, privileged young Saudi men studying in the state of Oregon have been spirited out of the country on fake passports and private planes before their trials.