The Accomplishments of Gov. John Kitzhaber

In 1985, Vera Katz (D-Portland) was the Oregon Speaker of the House and John Kitzhaber (D-Roseburg) was the President of the Oregon Senate. Some clever political wag dubbed them “Kitz and Katz.” (It represented the same level of banal intelligence … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Public Employee Unions | 5 Comments

Paintball Justice

The favorite past time of Oregon legislators is passing laws without consequences. They enjoy it so much that they keep passing and revising the same laws without consequences in serial fashion. They do this so that they can look earnest, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Environment, Government Waste, Leadership, Littering, Natural Resources | 4 Comments

Marijuana and President Obama

I am traveling today and have turned my column over to James Puterbaugh, M.D.  Dr. Puterbaugh has been a Portland physician for over thirty years. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles Medical School who … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Marijuana, President Obama | 10 Comments

Dissociative Tendencies of President Obama

There is a dissociative element to President Barack Obama. It occurs between what he says and what he does contemporaneously, between what he says in scripted remarks and unscripted responses made contemporaneously, between what he says is fact and what … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, President Obama, Transparency | 11 Comments

Mr. Obama, It’s Time to Go

  A recent CNN poll found that sixty-one percent of Americans opposed “boots on the ground” in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS). Count me as one of those in the sixty-one percent. Yes, I am opposed … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Iran, Iraq | 5 Comments

Solar Industry’s Snarky Advertisement

For the past couple of weeks there has been an ad playing on the radio by one of the companies that sell, lease or install solar panels. That ad asks the question as to whether solar power is now so … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Federal Government, Government Waste, Green Energy, Liberalism, State Government | 8 Comments

Are You Better Off Under President Obama?

A little over a year ago I wrote a column in which I declared, facetiously, that I had decided to become a liberal Democrat in the mold of President Barack Obama: “I have decided to become a Barack Obama Democrat. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Jobs, Liberalism, President Obama | 11 Comments

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