Is There Corruption of the Election System?

Several years ago while at a dinner party, the conversation got around to the burden that illegal immigration was putting on the country’s welfare system.  The hostess, a generally thoughtful and well reasoned person, disagreed asserting that she had worked … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, Corruption, Fake News, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Illegal Immigration, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

Wanted: A New National Party

Last Friday the congressional Republicans failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare – a promise that they have been making for nearly seven years.  A promise upon which they ran for seven years.  A promise for which they always had an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, GOP, Government reform, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Progressivism, Republican Party | 1 Comment

Bad Consequences of Public Policies Aren’t Really “Unintended,” Just “Unacknowledged”

By Steve Buckstein Decades of research and experience tell us that raising the government-imposed minimum wage results in fewer younger and lower-skilled individuals being hired, and in some of them losing jobs they previously held at lower wages.* Decades of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Economy, Employment, Housing, Jobs, Oregon Government, Political Correctness, Progressivism, State Government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Message to Democrats: It’s the Messengers not the Message

The Democrat Party appears to be going through a catharsis as it attempts to identify the cause(s) for its overwhelming losses sustained in the 2016 elections.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) began the conversation by noting on Face the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism, Welfare State | Leave a comment

Obama’s agenda rejected by voters

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Tuesday evening’s elections were the most exciting since Ronald Reagan swept 49 of 50 states in 1984. Gail and I watched in awe, as a “constitutional conservative” Republican surge flowed across the nation. We have too … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:25 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, President Obama | Leave a comment

A national triumph for conservatives

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The 2016 election results are nothing less than exciting. Pollsters and political pundits had assured us that another Clinton in the White house was a near 95 percent certainty. By their computations, there simply were not … Continue reading

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Trump’s plans for first 100 days

by NW Spotlight On Wednesday NPR ran a good piece on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days. NPR reports “The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:28 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump | Leave a comment

Trump wins! GOP also keeps control of US Senate, House

by NW Spotlight Once again defying the odds, Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election! Yesterday, Real Clear Politics polling averages showed Hillary with a 39 electoral vote lead over Trump, but today they are showing election results with … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:10 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Congressional Races, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court | Leave a comment

2016 Election: It’s decision day!

by NW Spotlight Today’s Real Clear Politics polling averages show Hillary with a 39 electoral vote lead over Trump. RCP has Hillary with 203 electoral votes and Trump with 164. The remaining 171 electoral votes are still toss ups. 270 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:36 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Power Is the Narcotic of Choice for Politicians

By John A. Charles, Jr. Oregon’s free-market research center, Cascade Policy Institute, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner party on October 20 at the Tualatin County Club. Since its founding in 1991, Cascade has emerged as a leading … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Economy, Energy, Environment, Government reform, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Green Energy, Leadership, Measure 97, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, Political Correctness, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Transparency | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dems leading GOP in Oregon ballot returns

by NW Spotlight Democratic voters in Oregon are leading Republican voters in Oregon in turning in their ballots – both as a percentage and even more so in number of votes. According to Oregon Secretary of State statewide numbers, 250,255 … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:16 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Something’s Rotten in Metro’s Missing Garbage Tax Money

By John A. Charles, Jr. and Allison Coleman Metro is asking for a new tax levy this November (Measure 26-178 on your ballot) despite the fact that it already has sufficient funds to operate all its parks. In 2002, the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Environment, Government reform, Government Spending, Metro, Portland, Portland Politics, Taxes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Poll: Brown, Pierce locked in tight battle for Oregon governor

Clout Research A new Clout Research telephone poll of likely General Election voters shows the race for governor of Oregon very close, with incumbent Democrat Kate Brown leading Republican challenger Bud Pierce, 45% to 43%. The survey showed three other … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber | Leave a comment

Forbes Magazine calls out Brad Avakian abuses

by NW Spotlight Oregon and its arrogant one-party rule by Democrats has once again drawn negative national attention. This latest national attention is on Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, who is now running for Oregon Secretary of State. Yesterday, Forbes … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:25 | Posted in 2016 Election, Government Abuse, Government reform, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | Leave a comment

New Mike Nearman TV ad: Trust

Republican Rep. Mike Nearman is the current representative for House District 23 (Independence) and is running for re-election. To visit his campaign web site, please click here: Mike Nearman for Oregon

Posted by at 05:56 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon House | Leave a comment

Measure 97’s passage is in serious doubt

by Reagan Knopp Final Measure 97 vote may not even be very close As of late, stories have suggested that Measure 97 — the tax on Oregon sales — will be close in the end. I don’t think it will … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Measure 97, Voting | Leave a comment

Responding with the truth about Brad Avakian

Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State It’s disappointing that my main opponent has run a campaign short on ideas and long on negative attacks. With each new endorsement I’ve received, his attacks have become more shrill, and misleading. I have … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:06 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | Leave a comment

Does Oregon Rank Dead Last in Corporate Taxes? NO

By Steve Buckstein Trying to sell voters on the largest tax increase in Oregon history, Measure 97 proponents claim that “Oregon ranks dead last in corporate taxes.” But the nation’s leading independent tax policy research organization, The Tax Foundation, says this claim is misleading. It … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Economy, Initiative & Referendum, Measure 97, Oregon Government, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Light Rail to Bridgeport Village: The Dumbest Train Project Yet

By John A. Charles, Jr. TriMet and Metro are promoting the idea of a new light rail line from Portland State University to the Bridgeport Village shopping mall in Tualatin. The question is, who would ride it? We already know … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in 2016 Election, Initiative & Referendum, Metro, Public Transportation, Taxes, Transportation, TriMet | Tagged | Leave a comment

Schrader votes with party bosses to give slush funds to liberal activists

Colm for Congress Salem, OR — On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (HR 5063). This legislation ensures that money acquired by the Department of Justice for settling cases will go … Continue reading

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