A Time for Choosing

By Steve Buckstein Did you choose between a left or right in last week’s election? If that phrase sounds familiar, perhaps you watched an emerging leader utter it 50 years ago last month. In 1964 an actor named Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Federal Government, Government Overreach, Government reform, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Voting | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

Legalizing Marijuana

  I continue to be puzzled by an attitude that if something is difficult to enforce then we should abandon attempts and just legalize it. That is apparently the attitude of Oregon’s politicians (Republican and Democrat alike) and is reflected … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, GMO, Government Regulation, Marijuana | 36 Comments

Decision to deny Morrow’s permit hurts Oregon’s economy

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Portland, OR – Today, the Oregon Department of State Lands announced the denial of a removal-fill permit, required to build a dock facility serving the Morrow Pacific Terminal. The permit decision follows a lengthy … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:35 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Jobs, Oregon Government | 14 Comments

State power grab to extend control of water in Oregon

by Sen. Doug Whitsett It is becoming more abundantly clear, with each passing year, that state and federal governments are attempting to establish control of all of the land by controlling the use of the water. The Oregon Water Resources … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:03 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Oregon Government | 5 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

Seattle taxpayers stuck paying to defend unfair $15-hour min wage

Washington Lodging Association (WLA) Seattle taxpayers forced to fund expensive outside counsel for city attempt to defend discrimination SEATTLE, July 8, 2014 – The City of Seattle’s decision to hire expensive outside legal counsel to try to defend its discriminatory actions … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:51 | Posted in Employment, Government Regulation, Jobs | 7 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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