Mark Ellis column
A former contributor to Oregon's late and lamented conservative magazine Brainstorm Northwest, journalist and writer Mark Ellis has published essays, interviews, features, and op-eds at the websites The Daily Caller, Renew America, The Good Men Project, and in his hometown paper, the Oregonian. He is currently a contributing reporter and writer for the traditional values Portland monthly, the Northwest Connection, and the author of Ladder Memory, Stories From the Painting Trade.
March 27, 2013
Too late for one more post-election analysis? Bear with me; I was so shocked and appalled by Mitt Romney's defeat that, but for this, I was rendered speechless. . . .
November 20, 2012
As Washington Post columnist Charles Lane wrote in his post-election piece "The 2012 Catch 22": "There are two Americas, with conflicting value systems and deep . . .
October 13, 2012
There's a saying in politics, "the cover-up is always worse than the crime." It's not always true, but it was true with Nixon and Watergate, and it was true . . .
August 27, 2012
I was a Democrat then, in 1968, having been weaned on and traumatized by the presidency of John F. Kennedy. I was sixteen, and the man I had wanted to be the . . .
July 12, 2012
While news-surfing around the web last weekend I came upon the story about the Utah child dragged out of her bed, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered. . . .
June 5, 2012
Where do I get off offering advice to you, Mitt Romney? I represent just one vote, but at the risk of seeming presumptive I'm going to respectfully exercise . . .
March 6, 2012
I'm damn mad at Rush Limbaugh, and I have every right. I have been listening for 20 years, am a charter subscriber to the Limbaugh Letter, and have defended him . . .
January 8, 2012
Saturday night's ABC Republican debate? Awful, just awful. Any conservative who watched knows I'm not talking about the candidates. And I didn't need to . . .
December 12, 2011
Here's the way it would look. In the months before Draconian new mass deportation edicts were to take effect, hundreds of thousands of the estimated 11 million . . .
November 17, 2011
The other night while paying bills and watching Hannity, I heard conservative actor and singer Robert Davi say something from the Great American Panel that made . . .
September 17, 2011
I try never to opine angry. Whether writing about unconscionable terrorists or the shameful waste of taxpayer dollars, I strive to present my views on an even . . .
September 12, 2011
The way I was raised you give a new president a chance even if you didn't vote for him. But I jumped the shark on Barack Obama when he allowed Attorney General . . .
July 27, 2011
As a working class conservative who has experienced his share of lean times since the Great Recession began, I'm likely one of those voters that Democrats think . . .
June 27, 2011
I do understand; Glenn Beck is not going anywhere. He'll be around. But as of June 30th he won't be on my television at 11pm Pacific any more, and I guess . . .
June 8, 2011
Marshal Matthew Dillon stood for a lot in Dodge City. Courage, principal, power, empathy, leadership. And dead-eyed accuracy with a six-shooter. But Dillon's . . .
May 30, 2011
Portland's education lobby hit Multnomah County taxpayers with a double whammy in the latest installment of its long-running drama, "We need more money, again." . . .