Bundy vs. The Bureau of Land Management: An Overbearing Government?

  The gap between what is right and what is legal is often a chasm of cultures. – Anonymous Recent events involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are a case in point.  … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Land Use Laws, Leadership, President Obama | 8 Comments

Fixing Obamacare

Last week, the stock market incurred its largest weekly drop since 2011.  Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistic released its latest figures showing that the labor force participation rate (the ratio between those having jobs and the total available … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Economy, Government Regulation, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 16 Comments

Local government changes community character when we allow it

by Dave Berg “Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in” – Will Rogers Twenty three years ago we moved to our community because it represented many of our core values. It … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Lake Oswego, Land Use Laws | 12 Comments

AP: Cover Oregon Is ObamaCare’s “Biggest Failure”

By Kathryn Hickok More than seven weeks after launch, Oregon’s online health insurance exchange Cover Oregon still hasn’t enrolled one person, surprising out-of-state onlookers who would have voted Oregon “most likely to succeed.” An Associated Press story puts it this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Obamacare, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, State Government | Tagged , , , | 174 Comments

Obama secretly working to make iPhone unlocking illegal?

by NW Spotlight It appears that the same people who brought us this health care fiasco are now trying to mess with people’s phones. The blog Cult of Mac is reporting that only six months after the Obama Administration went … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, President Obama | 187 Comments

EPA attempts take-over of all the nation’s water

Sen. Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently renewed its ongoing crusade to control all of the nation’s land by controlling all of its water. The Agency is attempting to make its jurisdiction limitless under the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Regulation, Natural Resources | 224 Comments

What Does Metro Have Against Single-Family Homes?

By John A. Charles, Jr. For more than a decade, the regional government, Metro, has been quietly herding people into high-density neighborhoods. For those unaware of this policy, the recently announced plans for 80 acres of development near the light … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, Housing, Land Use Laws, Metro, Portland | Tagged , , , , | 186 Comments

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