Why Do City Leaders Keep Portland in the “Transportation Dark Ages?”

By Steve Buckstein In November, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Tigard joined Vancouver, Washington in welcoming ridesharing juggernaut Uber to operate legally in their cities. A week ago, Uber began operating in Portland without permission, in effect daring the authorities to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Government reform, Government Regulation, Leadership, Portland, Portland Politics, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Portland’s “F” Doesn’t Stand for “Transportation Friendly”

By Matthew Hayes R Street Institute, a D.C.-based think tank, released its Ridescore website last week. The site grades 50 large U.S. cities based on taxi, limo, and transportation network friendliness. Portland received an F, making it the second-most transportation-hostile … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, Portland, Portland Politics, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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 , , , | 43 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 | 37 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 | 15 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 | 8 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 | 6 Comments

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