The Burial of the Kitzhaber Scandal

The aftermath of the scandal that forced Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) to resign is like watching a cat bury its poop – a lot of litter is scratched up to cover the mess but the poop is still there and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Media, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions | 7 Comments

Kitzhaber’s Disgrace: Others Should Share the Blame

Less than a month after his inauguration for an unprecedented fourth term Gov. John Kitzhaber has been forced to resign in disgrace. That resignation is supposed to be effective today. For many this will be a day to gloat over … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Mayor Sam Adams, Oregon Government | Tagged | 8 Comments

Politics and Public Liars

In the aftermath (or it may simply be the middle) of the Brian Williams scandal, we should take a look at public liars. It appears that these public liars fall into three categories: The first group includes those who inflate … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, President Obama | 10 Comments

Update on the Petition Requesting President Obama Resign

A month ago we started a petition drive requesting President Barack Obama to resign as being unfit for the office of President of the United States. At that time we promised to provide the results of our efforts. In a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Government Regulation, IRS Scandal, President Obama | 9 Comments

Real Education Reform

I was asked the other day whether I thought President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide free community college to all was a good idea. I responded that “free” is just another way of saying someone else should pay, and that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Government reform, Portland Schools, Public Employee Unions | 12 Comments

Obama and the Internet

President Barack Obama didn’t invent the internet (that honor is reserved for former Vice-president Al Gore) but he may well retard its growth. According to Politico, Mr. Obama will propose increasing competition for high speed internet service by encouraging local … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, Government Waste, Internet Regulation, President Obama, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

Real Tax Reform

This column is about tax reform. But first a didactic press moment. The Phoenix newspaper (Arizona Republic) carried a series of stories last week designed to rev up interest in the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX to be held in Phoenix … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government reform, Taxes | 29 Comments

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