Right From the Start
Sunday’s Oregonian carried an article on political contributions by corporations authored by David Sirota, a writer for web-based PandoDaily. Mr. Sirota is not a journalist or editorialist for the Oregonian nor for any of the wire services or major news services routinely used by the Oregonian. I point this out to demonstrate that the Oregonian had to go out searching for this one-sided article reflective of the general anti-business attitude of the Oregonian.
The essence of this article is to criticize Republicans for challenging the Security Exchange Commission’s prohibitions against corporate contributions from Wall Street investment firms who manage state pension and investment funds. These prohibitions are often referred to as “pay-to-play” prohibitions. Continue reading
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
by Jacob Daniels
Rick Perry’s indictment looks like the ultimate political gift… as of today. Regardless of your opinion of America’s Longest Serving Governor, political junkies and those who avoid politics seem to agree: Rick Perry is a victim of a political witch hunt led by an overreaching government.
Even President Obama’s longtime friend and architect of his 2008 presidential campaign tweeted that the indictment seems “sketchy.” Furthermore a well-known Harvard Law professor has spoken against the indictment. It is rare when Perry and a Harvard Law professor agree on anything.
But the question remains, will this indictment turn into a nightmare?
The legal process is complicated and will allow many opportunities for Perry opponents to spin public opinion against him. Add to that another layer of complication; the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Continue reading
The Brown shooting has turned the City of Ferguson into an unfolding crisis and a national debate over how the City & local law enforcement handle a volatile situation. Commentators point to three controversial decisions that may have added to the turmoil (1) Police withheld name of officer (2) City curfew & ban on night protests and (3) Police too militarized (as in wielding machine guns, law enforcement in military attire) for the situation.
PLEASE VOTE ON RIGHT HAND MARGIN of this website on your opinion on this case and how government leaders make decisions.
Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports
Portland, OR – Today, the Oregon Department of State Lands announced the denial of a removal-fill permit, required to build a dock facility serving the Morrow Pacific Terminal. The permit decision follows a lengthy comment period, in which many area businesses expressed concern over the state’s extraordinary scrutiny of a widely used, administrative permit important to many waterway businesses. Continue reading
A public opinion poll released this week reveals that 84% of Oregonians agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union.
The poll of 500 Oregon adults was conducted for National Employee Freedom Week, a grassroots campaign of 77 organizations in 44 states dedicated to helping union employees learn about their right to leave their unions. Continue reading
Oregon House Republicans
Jodi Bailey Chosen As One Of 14 “Right Women, Right Now” Candidates To Watch In 2014
House District 51 Candidate And Happy Valley Resident Highlighted By Republican State Leadership Committee
SALEM, OR – In an election year with 558 new female candidates running as Republicans for state-level races across the nation, the Republican State Leadership Committee’s “Right Women, Right Now” initiative announced House District 51 Candidate Jodi Bailey as one of the “14 in ’14″ races to watch this election cycle. Continue reading
by Sen. Doug Whitsett
It is becoming more abundantly clear, with each passing year, that state and federal governments are attempting to establish control of all of the land by controlling the use of the water.
The Oregon Water Resources Department is proposing new administrative rules for the use of water during Governor declared droughts in Klamath County. The rules propose to create a preference for the use of surface and ground water for stock and human consumption, regardless of the date of priority of the water right.
Human consumption purposes include drinking, cooking, and sanitation, which are essential to maintaining basic human health. Stock watering includes the use of water for consumption by animals held in captivity, a necessity for animal welfare. Continue reading