Relocations

Relocations

Relocations: The heartbreaking futility of still another Blitz

Herbert Rothschild: “It’s hard to dismiss spite as a motive for aerial assaults on civilian targets unassociated with ground offenses against them. That’s especially true because retrospective studies of such assaults during World War II revealed that they do little to impede fighting capacity and, if anything, strengthen the popular will to carry on.”

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Relocations: Misconstruing the real and present danger

Herbert Rothschild: “Given that the threat climate change poses to both the U.S. and China is so obvious, so large and so imminent, any sane person would find it astonishing that they are expending a vast portion of their resources preparing for a military showdown.”

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Relocations: The human face of crime and punishment

Herbert Rothschild: “I don’t think I have anything to say to him, and I wouldn’t be doing it for myself,” my friend wrote of his brother’s killer. “I would be doing it for him: to give him an opportunity to ask for my forgiveness for his having killed my brother. I think it is the only thing of real value that I have to offer him.”

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Relocations: Reflections on the current campaign season

Herbert Rothschild: “For a progressive state, Oregon is woefully backward when it comes to campaign finance laws. Two years ago, 78% of Oregon voters approved a ballot measure that removed from the state constitution language that barred the legislature from enacting campaign spending limits. Since then, Salem lawmakers have failed to pass enabling legislation.”

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Relocations: More on fascism and economic inequality

Herbert Rothschild: “Economic inequality increases the likelihood of authoritarianism in a way more profound that providing conditions for demagogues to arise. Authoritarian governments may offer the possibility of dealing with the real crisis when democratic governments fail to do so.”

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Mental health commitment ordered for serial offender

A local transient with a history of physically and verbally harassing local residents has been deemed unfit to stand trial in a Measure 11 assault case. Mathew David Todd, 39, of Medford, was ordered to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.

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