#portlandprotest quick observations morning after (an august August)

While the city on the Columbia River is still sleeping, check out #portlandprotest photos from last night in July 31 to August 1, 2020 morning.
Quick Observations: Maybe Trump could learn a thing or two from the mail in Oregon (ballot-box mail). The name Pioneer Court sounds odd, but that’s if you’re coming from Manhattan. Oregon had an overtly racist state Constitution that was never tested in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Also, so what if the mayor got hit with a bit of pepper spray or tear gas? City Hall is literally across the street and one park away from the three federal buildings. So basically it means Mayor Ted Wheeler went outside City Hall. Wish I knew that before heading West.
#portlandprotest The Apple and Louis Vuitton luggage stores seem to want to have it all, upset about the loss of their goods but now letting #portlandprotest decorate their empty store fronts. Is this so Apple left-libertarians like Tim Cook or the late Steve Jobs couldn’t relate, or since they can’t relate?
I remember reading that in 2000 Matt Bai shows that they spent virtually nothing on lobbying and now 2020 they spend more than oil and gas lobbyists. Where is Christopher Buckley when you need him to update his movie?
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About Professor Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)