The Real State of Employment in Oregon

A recent article in The Oregonian reported that Portland (apparently for The Oregonian that is all there is in the state) was reaching “full employment” and that economic growth will now slow down.  Well The Oregonian did not so much … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bush/Obama Recession, Economy, Employment, Fake News, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Jobs, Media, Media Bais, Poverty, President Obama | 1 Comment

The Edwards’ Scandal: Another One Ignored by the Mainstream Media (Reprint)

Wednesday’s column dealt with the bias and corruption of the mainstream media.  In that column I noted that the mainstream media has now become the propagandists for the Democrat Party.  In large part is has as much to do with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, John Edwards, Media, Media Bais | Leave a comment

‘Detect that Bias’ for Oregonian’s Dana Tims

by Rep. Mike Nearman We’re going to play a little game show here called “Detect that Bias”. The way it works, is that I get an enquiry from Oregonian reporter Dana Tims, asking me the following: Have you endorsed or … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:04 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Media | 16 Comments

Orlando terrorist attack: When the facts don’t fit the narrative

by Dan Lucas In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen went into the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and murdered 49 people and wounded more than 50. Mateen was subsequently killed in a gunfight with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Media, President Obama, Terrorism | 42 Comments

Media bias fuels national polarization

by Dan Lucas One of the factors in the popularity of Donald Trump is how he thumbs his nose at the media and their various narratives, political correctness and sacred cows. It taps into an ever-present frustration that conservatives have. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Media | 4 Comments

Donald Trump and the OMG Chorus

I am not a Donald Trump fan. He doesn’t even finish in my top three candidates. (They are, in alphabetical order, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Marco Rubio). Still, I am fascinated by Mr. Trump’s unerring ability to tap into … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Leadership, Media, President Obama | 5 Comments

Jeff Mapes leaving The Oregonian

by NW Spotlight Longtime Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is taking a buyout from The Oregonian. Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week reported yesterday “Some of the most experienced, best-known reporters at The Oregonian have applied for the latest round … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:05 | Posted in Media | 5 Comments

Coosville preserves 2nd Amendment and rejects new tax

by Rob Taylor Despite the irrational warnings coming from the gun control alarmists, 8,905 Coos county voters decided to preserve a valued right of the individual to keep and bear arms by successfully ratifying the Second Amendment measure 6-151 with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:23 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Local Taxes, Media, Voting | 9 Comments

Sex, Lies and Innuendo at CNBC (Well, Without the Sex)

Somewhere in the middle of what was supposed to pass as an issues debate amongst the Republican presidential primary contestants on CNBC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) famously responded to yet another sarcastic question by one of the CNBC newsreaders (it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Ethics, Liberalism, Media | 7 Comments

Disappointing media coverage of UCC tragedy

by Dan Lucas On the morning of October 1st, tragedy hit the Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Douglas County, Oregon. A 26-year old student came to school that day and killed a teacher and eight fellow students, wounded several more … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Media, President Obama | 39 Comments

Ignorant, misleading gun control reporting by Washington Post

by Dan Lucas There is some ignorant, misleading reporting by Juliet Eilperin in her article yesterday in the Washington Post. She writes that President Obama is using the recent shooting in Oregon to justify “circumventing Congress with his executive authority … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:30 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Media, President Obama | 57 Comments

GOP debates SHOULD ask the tough questions

by Lars Larson A few thoughts on the Trump debate question as the dust settles. I’ve never been shy about my admiration for Trump for forcing the GOP to seriously discuss important issues the Establishment wants buried. But I never … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:24 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Media | 14 Comments

We know the name of the lion, but not of our troops

by Jeff Anderson Tom, Carson, David, Skip & Randy. They had children, parents, spouses and loved ones. They were victims of domestic terrorism, soldiers serving our country, hunted down and executed in a gun free zone on U.S. soil, right … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Media, Military, President Obama, Terrorism | 5 Comments

Large set of Cylvia Hayes emails released online

by NW Spotlight Gov. Kate Brown released 94,000 Cylvia Hayes emails yesterday. They are available online (see link below) and several newspapers have begun analyzing them and reporting on them (see links below). The Statesman Journal reported “The emails released … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:18 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Media | 2 Comments

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson cleared by grand jury & U.S. DOJ

by Dan Lucas You might not know it from following the media, but Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was cleared by a Missouri grand jury last November and by the U.S. Department of Justice in a report that came out … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:50 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Media | 3 Comments

The Burial of the Kitzhaber Scandal

The aftermath of the scandal that forced Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) to resign is like watching a cat bury its poop – a lot of litter is scratched up to cover the mess but the poop is still there and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Media, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions | 452 Comments

R.I.P. Oregonian PolitiFact?

by NW Spotlight Is it dead and buried or just mothballed? The last PolitiFact from the Oregonian was just before the November 2014 election. Since then, there hasn’t been a peep in four months from the left-leaning PolitiFact Oregon. Past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Media | 563 Comments

Kitzhaber-Hayes: Oregon’s checks and balances aren’t working

by Dan Lucas Oregon has been watching as a potential scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes has slowly emerged. The governor has resigned and while we don’t know yet what the outcome of the investigations will … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:21 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Media, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government | 397 Comments

Resources: Gov. Kitzhaber & First Lady Cylvia Hayes scandal

by NW Spotlight Oregon Catalyst coverage of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes scandal Feb 11, 2015 – KATU: WW’s Nigel Jaquiss – Indications are Kitzhaber will resign Feb 11, 2015 – How close is a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Media | 535 Comments

Kitzhaber’s stonewalling consistent with Oregon’s “F” grade

by NW Spotlight After Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss began uncovering a series of problems with Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, many other members of the Oregon media began requesting information about Hayes and her potential blurring of lines between her … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:21 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, Media | 25 Comments

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