Can Obama Reset Our Foreign Policy?

This weekend’s Meet the Press edition brought a remarkable comment from the network that is President Barack Obama’s chief apologist. The assertion was that the train wreck that is Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is to be expected as America searches … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Economy, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, President Obama | Tagged | 5 Comments

Oregon House Republicans concerned over latest job numbers

Oregon House Republican Office SALEM, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) yesterday expressed concern over Tuesday’s announcement by the Oregon Employment Department that 4,300 Oregonians lost their job in June. “Today’s jobs figures are deeply troubling and … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:54 | Posted in Economy, Jobs, Oregon House | 6 Comments

Oregon’s Dismal Employment Picture Isn’t Gov. Kitzhaber Fault – Just Ask Him

  Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to be re-elected again – for the fourth time. At the end of his second term he deemed Oregon “ungovernable” which is liberal newspeak for “it’s not my fault that I failed.” After eight years … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Jobs, Leadership, Obamacare, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 5 Comments

The “Sharing Economy” Benefits Homeowners, Guests

By Everet Rummel An emerging sector of many local economies is “homesharing,” or renting space in your home to strangers for a short term, usually a few nights. Smartphone apps such as Airbnb allow owners to list their homes for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Portland | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Time for western states to take back ownership of federal lands

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Natural systems endure an ever evolving cycle of growth and decline. The deterioration accumulates and dominates the landscape when we fail to put the growth to productive use. Too often, failure to manage and utilize the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Economy, Environment, Jobs, Natural Resources, Timber | 15 Comments

Poll: Most Oregonians disapprove Obama

By Taxpayer Association Oregon PAC Roughly 46% of Oregonians think Obama is doing a “poor” job, compared with 41% who think he is doing an “excellent” or “good” job.   This news is from a May 29- June 1 poll of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, President Obama, Scandals | 18 Comments

Politically motivated science destroying the economy

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The College of Veterinary Medicine, at Oregon State University, has asked me to speak at their graduation for each of the past ten years. Last Sunday, Representative Whitsett and I were once again privileged to participate … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:04 | Posted in Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Government Regulation, Natural Resources | 40 Comments

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