To Win Again, the Oregon GOP Must Regain Its Sanity

Supporters of then-President Donald Trump fly flags during a “Stop the Steal” protest at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore., November 14, 2020. (Alisha Jucevic/Reuters)
Can it?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s a native of Portland, Ore., I often find myself defending my forlorn city against the derision of my fellow conservatives. Yes, the police force is often unwilling to enforce the most basic of our laws — but the food culture is just excellent. Sure, the mayor is an ineffectual toffee-nosed dweeb — but the Trail Blazers are going all the way next season. It’s true we have the worst homelessness problem in the nation — but have you visited the Rose Garden? (It’s beautiful this time of year.)

I love all of Oregon — from the towering mountain ranges to

Nate Hochman — Mr. Hochman is a senior at Colorado College, a Young Voices associate contributor, a Conservative Fellow at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and a former editorial intern at National Review and the Dispatch.


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