All posts by Rob Korobkin

Rob Korobkin

About Rob Korobkin

Rob is a software engineer, community organizer, teacher and musician. He can often be found at Peloton Labs, staring at his laptop, drafting diatribes and programming software late into the night.

We Can Defeat Trump: Here’s How

Today, over two months after the 2016 presidential election came to its horrifying conclusion, American liberals are still reeling from the shock of watching Donald J. Trump, a person most educated people find viscerally repulsive and unprecedentedly terrifying, assume the highest seat possible within our system of government. We’ve now lost both chambers of Congress. In […]

What happens when the heretic becomes the Pope?

In 2000, when Bill Clinton turned the Oval Office over to George W. Bush, he was effectively just passing it back to the same political cohort, and family, that he’d taken it from eight years prior. W’s cabinet even included Nixon’s Chief of Staff from 1970, Donald Rumsfield. As corrupt and violent as Bush was, […]

A Little Coniferous Mischief on Congress Street

Yesterday, a man dressed as a tree, with evergreen branches tied tightly around his body, held up traffic on Congress Street, Portland’s busiest thoroughfare, until the cops showed up, escorted him onto the sidewalk and promptly arrested him. This guy’s a hero. Just watch the video: Police have arrested a man dressed as tree for […]