by NW Spotlight
Salem, OR—Sen. Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) filed for re-election to the Oregon Senate on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Sen. Whitsett has represented Senate District 28 since 2005. The district includes Klamath, Crook, Lake, southern Deschutes and portions of Jackson counties.
He has served on the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee since 2005 and was recently assigned to the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
“I’m looking forward to continued discussions and support of issues that are important to our constituents in rural Oregon,” Sen. Whitsett said. Continue reading
by Lars Larson
When President Obama shows up in Roseburg on Friday, do you suppose someone should remind him of the CDC report he ordered up two years ago?
CNS news reported back in 2013:
“’Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent, ‘says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January. Continue reading
The United States House of Representatives has set Thursday, October 8 as the date for choosing the successor to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House. By all accounts Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the odds-on favorite to win that election. DON’T DO IT. Continue reading
Keynopte Speaker: John Fund
Oregon Executive Club
Wed. Oct. 6th, 7:00pm
Portland Airport Shilo Inn,
John Fund has reported from Washington for 30 years. Formerly on the WSJ editorial board, John is now national-affairs columnist for National Review Online, and a senior editor at The American Spectator. John Fund will be sharing on the latest insights from Washington D.C. Fund has been one of Executive Club’s most favorite national speakers and returning guests. Please join us on Wednesday.
by NW Spotlight
Roll Call had some good news last week – Democrats are at risk of losing more governorships in 2015 and 2016.
And the picture is already pretty bleak for Dems: “Republicans now control 31 governorships compared with the Democrats’ 18 — their lowest total since the wake of the 1994 elections. (Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is an independent.)”
Part of that bleak picture includes GOP control of state legislatures. As we reported from Real Clear Politics back in January, “The GOP now controls 68 out of 98 partisan state legislative chambers — the highest number in the history of the party.” Continue reading
By Steve Buckstein
The debate over the sharing economy often revolves around the well-known players such as the room rental company Airbnb and the ridesharing company Uber. These firms have harnessed the liberating power of technology to unleash billions of dollars of so-called dead capital, while turning millions of people around the world into entrepreneurs, serving their fellow man and making a profit at the same time.
As the sharing revolution evolves and matures, it promises not only to improve the lives of countless individuals, but it may also help to revolutionize a critical part of our lives that for too long has been dominated by status quo lobbies such as teachers unions and the governments they influence—education. Continue reading