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

Educational Choice: A “Ticket to the Future” for Every Child

By Kathryn Hickok Derrell Bradford has spent his adult life passionately advocating for education reform through parental choice. Derrell grew up in southwest Baltimore and received a scholarship to a private high school. Better than anyone, he knows the power … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Children, Education, Individual Responsiblity, Oregon Government, Portland Schools, State Government | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Uber Translated: Better Service for the Underserved

By Lydia White It’s not news that free-market visionaries provide better service than their corrupt competitors, but big government advocates are reluctant to admit it, even when such enterprise benefits their causes. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft provide cheaper, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Individual Responsiblity, Portland, Portland Politics, Transportation | Tagged , | 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!

Saving Bend

We were in Bend last weekend. We love being in Bend. What’s not to like? The setting reminds us of Whitefish, Montana, where we were married forty plus years ago. Few places can rival Bend for its rugged natural beauty, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Deadbeats and panhandlers, Drug Abuse, Individual Responsiblity, Law Enforcement, Liberalism, Political Correctness, Progressivism | 5 Comments

“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

Google’s War on the Poor

By John A. Charles, Jr. Google announced recently that it would no longer run ads for payday loans, the short-term loans that typically have high annual interest rates due to the poor credit of customers. Google’s decision is significant because … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Individual Responsiblity, Political Correctness | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Freedom in Film: Nicky’s Family (2011)

By Steve Buckstein As 2016 begins, we reflect on what transpired in 2015 and what lies ahead in the New Year. The terrorism we saw recently in Paris and San Bernardino was terrible; but 6,000 people are alive today who … Continue reading

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President Obama: Idealism Adrift

The Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali, Egypt, Cameroon (and the list goes on forever) have heightened criticism of President Barack Obama and pressed a demand that the United States take a leadership role in combating ISIL in Iraq and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Individual Responsiblity, John Kerry, Leadership, Liberalism, President Obama | 13 Comments

Carly Fiorina’s Face

So last week, former Secretary of State and now Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, guffawed at a comment from a supporter that every time he sees Carly Fiorina’s face he wants to choke her. Ms. Clinton dismissed the uproar … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership | 8 Comments

Washington’s War on Millennials

By Jared Meyer Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and achieving success will be more difficult for these so-called Millennials than it was for young people in the past. This is because politicians … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Employment, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Liberalism, Life, Obamacare, Right-to-Work | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

New/Old Thoughts on Welfare

Every now and then the Oregonian, perhaps unwittingly, produces an article that should set Americans thinking about changing the status quo. This past weekend was one of those instances. In the September 6, 2015 edition, Joseph Rose wrote an article … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Food Stamps, Government reform, Government Waste, Individual Responsiblity, Labor, President Obama, Progressivism, Unemployment | 23 Comments

Milton Friedman Legacy Day 2015

By Steve Buckstein Today we join with others around the world to celebrate Friedman Legacy Day. Nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman would have been 103 years old today. I first met Milton and his wife Rose in Ashland in … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Government Abuse, Government reform, Government Spending, Government Waste, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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