By Jason Williams
(Williams is the co-founder of the Taxpayer Association, OregonWatchdog)
My heart just sank when I saw the image of that little Syrian refugee boy who washed ashore trying to flee the Middle East catastrophe.
Instead of telling other people what to do I have decided to ask myself “What can I do?”
Help me go to Iraq
As a result, I have enlisted with a local Oregon church to go Northern Iraq to serve refugees in the Kurdish community of Soran. Continue reading
by Jeff Anderson
Ignoring the deaths of thousands while at the same time exploiting the deaths of a handful is not the answer
Solving the problem will never happen if we continue to misidentify the problem.
Facts are available, statistics are clear and yet many jump on a popular bandwagon of achieving a goal while pretending to be solving a problem.
I am very open to a discussion on how we can reduce mass school / theatre shootings. Continue reading
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.