Reminder: Polar ice cap could be completely gone by 2014!

by NW Spotlight Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was awarded jointly to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming | 35 Comments

June 1st Public Debate: Do Citizens in a Free Society Have a Right to Privacy in Charitable Giving?

By Steve Buckstein Do you donate to any nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, or think tanks? Would you rather not be subject to possible retribution for supporting what others might think are the “wrong ideas”? Then you won’t want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights, Federal Government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Marijuana, Marriage, Oregon Government, State Government, Transparency | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Portland Set to Approve Public Shaming of Building Owners

By John A. Charles, Jr. For members of the Portland City Council, the end always justifies the means. Their current obsession is energy use in commercial buildings. On April 15 the Council likely will approve a regulation to require the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Individual Responsiblity, Portland, Portland Politics, Privacy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Celebrating “Human Achievement Hour” This Saturday

By Steve Buckstein This Saturday you’ll have the opportunity to vote with your light switches. Either turn your lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time to “show your commitment to climate change action now” or turn your … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Green Energy, North Korea, Progressivism | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Will legal marijuana accelerate global warming?

by NW Spotlight “a single Cannabis cigarette [grown indoors] represents about 10 pounds of CO2 emissions, an amount equal to running a 100-watt light bulb for 75 hours” Oregon RPS & Global Warming Commission In Oregon, “the 2007 Legislature created … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Marijuana, OR 78th Legislative Session | 303 Comments

Oregon Senate Dems pass underhanded, hidden gas tax

But wait, it gets worse! The way they did it means Oregonians won’t be able to put it on the ballot, this was something being pushed by Cylvia Hayes, it puts Oregon’s real transportation needs in jeopardy, and the “green … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes | 20 Comments

John Fund: Kitzhaber and the Greedy Greens

by John Fund | National Review Oregon governor John Kitzhaber may have announced that he will resign, but a sweeping FBI investigation of him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, is only getting started. While the story involves personal failings, the … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Uncategorized | 245 Comments

When Is a Tax Not a Tax?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kitzhaber wants you to drive less, and he knows that the best way to discourage driving is to make it more expensive. The simplest way to do this would be to raise the state … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Government, Transportation | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Governor Kitzhaber’s socialist, environmental agenda

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) During the time the Governor has been in control of the education system, Oregon has been in a downward spiral We are just a couple of weeks away from the beginning of Oregon’s 78th Legislative … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:31 | Posted in Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session | 340 Comments

No Wonder Portland Can’t Afford to Maintain Streets

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has a spending misallocation problem, which continues to grow. The latest … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Portland, Portland Politics | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

Speak up for sound state and national energy polices!

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Politicians, their environmentalist handlers, political pundits, and most news media outlets have relentlessly worked to convince the American public that the vast majority of us are “all in” on renewable energy. Further, they would have the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Green Energy, Jobs | 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 | 63 Comments

Kitz on coal: I’ll make decision by May 30, but answer will be NO

by NW Spotlight Kitzhaber cares more about environmental activists than jobs for Oregon – he admits to stretching state’s regulatory morass to what the Oregonian calls “the snapping point” to try to stop this low environmental impact project and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:16 | Posted in Employment, Environment, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Jobs | 13 Comments

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