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David Farmer

About David Farmer

David Farmer is a political and media consultant in Portland, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was senior adviser to Democrat Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor and a longtime journalist. You can reach him at

Trip to Israel: Living in the shadow of death

Near the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, the bus stops double as bomb shelters, reinforced concrete caves built to shield people from rockets and mortars and protect them from deadly shrapnel. Every new house is required to have a reinforced room to protect the inhabitants from an attack. Once the voice over the early warning […]

Trip to Israel: Dinner and a song

Prior to a week in Israel, you could count the number of truly kosher meals I’ve had on one hand and maybe a nose. Not that many. The food we shared in Israel was amazing and the amount was legion. In most cases, meals were served family style and in courses. Early in the trip, […]