Subsidizing Healthcare for the Poor

The bill establishing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is 906 pages long.  There are over 13,000 additional pages of regulation that accompanies the bill.  Because Obamacare touched so many other areas of the law including taxation, licensing, and welfare estimates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government reform, Government Spending, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, President Donald Trump, Welfare State | 6 Comments

Twenty-Five Years Litigating for Liberty

By Steve Buckstein How many attorneys do you know who make their living defending liberty? Well, 43 attorneys work full-time at the national public interest law firm Institute for Justice. They protect school choice, economic liberty, the First Amendment, and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in First Amendment, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Leadership | Leave a comment

Join Justice Clint Bolick to Celebrate Cascade Policy Institute’s 25th Anniversary Oct. 20!

Please join Cascade Policy Institute’s staff and board, and many freedom-loving Oregonians, as we celebrate 25 years promoting individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity in Oregon. Our Keynote Speaker will be the newest Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:51 | Posted in Education, Government Overreach, Government reform, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity | Tagged | Comments Off on Join Justice Clint Bolick to Celebrate Cascade Policy Institute’s 25th Anniversary Oct. 20!

“When in the Course of Human Events…”

—A Declaration That Never Goes out of Style By Steve Buckstein Two hundred and forty years ago this July 4, the world was gifted with one of the most significant political documents ever written. It began with these words: “When … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Overreach, Individual Responsiblity | Tagged | 16 Comments

Does Brad Avakian know he’s NOT supposed to be making laws?

by NW Spotlight Brad Avakian recently chose Father’s Day to speak up for “abortion rights.” He wrote “I am a father, a husband, a legislator — and I am a man for choice.” In addition to the inherent problem with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, Government Overreach, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 9 Comments

Oregon Senate Dems pursuing ‘Dirty Dozen’ partisan proposals

Oregon Senate Republicans Senate Democrats Pursuing ‘Dirty Dozen’ Partisan Proposals for 2016 Session New Mandates Slam Families and Small Businesses with Higher Costs Salem, Ore. – In the aftermath of a contentious legislative session defined by partisan politics, the majority … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 7 Comments

Media missing real story with Hammonds in Burns, Oregon

by Katie Eyre The take-over of a federal building by an offshoot of Saturday’s peaceful rally in Burns, Oregon is taking over the real story. The real story, best I can piece together: Two men were convicted of setting federal … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Federal Government, Government Overreach, U.S. Supreme Court | 68 Comments

Storage projects can solve man-made droughts

by Sen. Doug Whitsett It would appear that both the 2015 drought and the controversial Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) have come to an end. Wet winter storms are once again dominating Oregon weather patterns. Many Oregon streams and rivers … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Environment, Federal Government, Government Overreach, Government Regulation | 4 Comments

Freedom in Film: Becket (1964)

By Kathryn Hickok Film and stage legend Peter O’Toole died December 14, 2013, at age 81. Best known for his epic Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole is also remembered for his dramatization of King Henry II in Becket (1964), for which … Continue reading

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When free speech and political correctness collide

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Universities have historically been the stronghold and the defenders of free speech. They have traditionally represented the ultimate forum for the discussion of disparate ideas and for vigorous debates. During the 1960s and 70s, their passionate … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:18 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Government Overreach | 12 Comments

Oregon Scraping Bottom in State Integrity Rankings

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last week the Center for Public Integrity released a report grading the 50 states on governance. The metrics used to measure integrity included the categories of “Public Access to Information,” “Lobbying Disclosure,” and “Ethics Agency … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Abuse, Government corruption, Government Overreach, Government reform, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Big government seeks to replace private retirement industry

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The recent Democratic presidential debate confirmed long-held suspicions regarding that Party’s apparent antipathy towards the free market principles upon which this great nation was founded. Regrettably, Oregon’s self-styled “progressive” leadership has been all too eager to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Economy, Government Overreach | 8 Comments

Purveyors of green energy profit at expense of people in poverty

by Sen. Doug Whitsett President Obama has selected the illegal expansion of EPA administrative authority as his tool of choice to ignore both the rule of law and the orders of the U.S. Supreme Court The stated goal of President … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Government Overreach, Green Energy, President Obama, Uncategorized | 22 Comments

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