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 | 6 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 | 10 Comments

Confronting the Islamic State in Spite of Obama

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s monumental gaffe admitting that he did not have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorists in Syria, America’s pundits have had a field day. They are roughly divided into two camps … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Iran, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Syria | 1 Comment

Legalizing Marijuana

  I continue to be puzzled by an attitude that if something is difficult to enforce then we should abandon attempts and just legalize it. That is apparently the attitude of Oregon’s politicians (Republican and Democrat alike) and is reflected … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, GMO, Government Regulation, Marijuana | 33 Comments

Oregon’s Public Employee Unions and Pay-to-Play

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 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Free Speech, PERS, Public Employee Unions, State Government, Unions, Voting | 12 Comments

American Prestige in Decline

American Prestige in Decline What a mess! As the prestige of America declines conflicts in all parts of the world accelerate. Russia is threatening an actual – as opposed to a proxy – invasion of the Ukraine. The entire Middle … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Israel, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Terrorism | 2 Comments

Banning Smoking on Oregon’s Beaches

The do-gooders of Oregon’s Nanny State are at it again. Recent news articles detail a proposal by the Oregon Parks Department to ban smoking on Oregon’s beaches. The alleged purpose is to reduce the amount of litter and debris on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Environment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Liberalism, Marijuana, Public Employee Unions, Smoking Bans | 8 Comments

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