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 | 15 Comments

Another broken Obama promise: Openness and transparency

by NW Spotlight Obama’s administration: “a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.” Remember back in January 2009 when President Obama said in a memo to his administration “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in President Obama, Transparency | 15 Comments

Jobs and Wages Lack in the Obama and Oregon Recovery

Recessions are a natural phenomena of a free market.  In the simplest terms recessions result from an over supply and they recover when the excess supply is eventually consumed.  Left alone, a recession will cure itself over an abbreviated time … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Obamacare, Oregon Government, President Obama | 4 Comments

Obama’s Guile Comes Home to Roost

There are consequences for being a demonstrable liar – no one believes you.  There are consequences for being a back stabber – no one trusts you.  And there are consequences for being a feckless leader -–everyone pushes you around.  President … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, Iran, Israel, Leadership, President Obama, Terrorism, Ukraine | 17 Comments

Ukraine suffers as America stands down

by Dan Lucas A former Ukrainian foreign minister and a current member of the Ukrainian Parliament have recently called for Ukraine to rebuild a nuclear arsenal — given the West’s impotent reaction to Russia’s invasion. After the breakup of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in President Obama, Ukraine | 12 Comments

The Crimea: What Would You Do Different?

We were at a gathering last week and the discussion moved from the plight of Malaysian Airline Flight 370 to the fiasco in the Crimea.  As the discussion evolved and criticism of President Barack Obama rose, someone (probably one of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama | 24 Comments

Rep. Greg Walden helps stop Obama harm to Medicare

by NW Spotlight Having Destroyed Successful Private Health Care Market, Obama Targets Successful Medicare Programs “Put simply, it’s downright embarrassing to have a well-functioning part of Medicare existing alongside the hulking failure that the traditional Medicare system has become for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 5 Comments

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