Reagan’s personal liaison keynotes Dorchester

​ Peggy Grande to speak at next weekend’s huge Dorchester conference in Salem.  Peggy Grande– Author of The “President Will See You Now”, Keynote Speaker and Specialty Project Consultant, Executive Assistant to Ronald President Ronald Reagan

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Rebecca Tweed: The Winning Quarterback

By Eric Shierman Rebecca Tweed was the Statewide Campaign Coordinator of the No on 97 campaign last year, the largest and most expensive campaign in Oregon history. A lifelong Oregonian, Tweed’s interest in public affairs nearly spans the course of … Continue reading

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Silverton Mayor Rick Lewis Appointed As New State Representative

By Reagan Knopp Commissioners from Marion and Clackamas Counties have made their decision, choosing Silverton Mayor Rick Lewis as the next State Representative from House District 18. He succeeds Vic Gilliam who resigned on February 1st. Lewis was sworn in … Continue reading

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How Blue is Oregon Really?

By Jacob Vandever Oregon is often painted as a liberal stronghold, unmoved even during big conservative waves such as in 2014. However when you dig into the numbers that idea is not as true as many would think. When you … Continue reading

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State employee pay ranks 12th most generous

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon and Taxpayer Association Foundation, Oregon has the 12th highest pay in the U.S. for state public employees. Across the states, the average state employee wage and salary income is about 5.5 percent higher than the … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day

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Giant Property Tax Increase (SJR 3) Advancing

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon A hearing on SJR 3 — a massive property tax increase was held on  Tuesday February 21st in the Senate Finance Committee in the Salem State Capitol. Senate Joint Resolution 3 would dismantle the protections … Continue reading

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Navy Seal superstar Congressman Taylor speaking 2/25

Former tough guy and Navy Seal, Congressman Scott Taylor will be a keynote speaker at Oregon’s Liberty Rally this Saturday February 25th. Congressman Taylor served as a SEAL sniper and served in Iraq, Yemen as well as in Central and … Continue reading

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LIVE: HD 18 Nominating Convention

We’re covering the Oregon Republican House District 18 Nominating Convention happening right now in Donald, Oregon. Follow Oregon Catalyst on Twitter to follow along live.

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OPB: Oregon Republican Activists Have Mixed Views On Trump, But Hope Triumphs Over Fear

Oregon Catalyst contributor Jacob Vandever and former Editor Dan Lucas gave their thoughts on Trump along with a number of other well-spoken, Oregon conservative activists in an article by Jeff Mapes for OPB.

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A Book to Improve Your Political Communication

By Eric Shierman Derek Thompson will be presenting his book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction at Powell’s Books next Wednesday. I’ve long been a fan of Thompson’s writing from the days when he was … Continue reading

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Tax Increases: My Line In The Sand

By Jacob Vandever I am a movement conservative.  While I have never been shy about voicing the disagreements I’ve had with other conservatives, at the end of the day if you believe in limited government, free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and … Continue reading

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Oregon among the broadband boondoggles

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, OregonWatchdog.com As many probably remember, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon was instrumental in defeating a proposal by the City of Lake Oswego to put taxpayers on the hook for $32 million fiber optic network. Government-owned … Continue reading

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