Void and Resubmit Obamacare

This article is not about the content of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or even the efficacy of government supervised universal healthcare. It is about the process used by President Barack Obama and his supporters in Congress to affect the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Abuse, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama | 9 Comments

Can President Obama Negotiate with the Republicans?

Almost immediately after witnessing the crushing defeat suffered by President Barack Obama in last week’s congressional elections, the political pundits began to ask how Mr. Obama might bargain with the newly elected Republican majority in both houses of Congress. Let … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Congress, Leadership, Liberalism, Obamacare, President Obama | 27 Comments

Good for America, Too Bad for Oregon

November 4 was a good day for conservatives and Republicans everywhere – except, of course, Oregon. The election was a complete and indisputable repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies. You can try to spin it anyway you want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Leadership, Oregon Republican Party, Portland Politics, President Obama | 16 Comments

Is Islam at War with the West?

With the recent rise of the newest barbaric terrorist group – the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” – and the increasing number of individual attacks by home grown Islamic terrorists, the question I hear most often is “Are we at war with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Iran, Islam, President Obama, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Syria | 1 Comment

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 | 6 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

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