Big government and big banks: Too Big to Fail 2.0

by NW Spotlight We recently documented the de facto nationalization of the home mortgage industry, which is fattening government coffers by giving 100% of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits to the federal Treasury.  This has left private investors at … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:23 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, U.S. Senate | 1 Comment

In opposition to Jackson County Measure 15-119 GMO ban

by Sen. Doug Whitsett A great deal of media talk is concentrated on genetically modified plant and animal food products. The public is subjected to virtually daily alarmist claims that allege dangerous issues regarding GMO food safety, decreased nutritional value … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in GMO, Government Regulation | 48 Comments

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 | 19 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 , , , | 190 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 | 199 Comments

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