Rand Paul and Obamacare Replacement

  It must be nice to be Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and live your life where only “perfect” is acceptable and mere progress is bad. The Senate Republicans are close to taking up a last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul | 2 Comments

The RAISE Act is mighty revealing

The RAISE Act is an anti-immigration bill sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. It contains some interesting ideas about changing our selection process from a family-based system to a merit-based system, but the main … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Republican Party | Tagged | 39 Comments

Rethinking the Filibuster

In Monday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) called for the elimination of the filibuster in the United States Senate. Mr. Biggs may want to rethink his position although his complaints are absolutely valid. Mr. Biggs … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Filibuster, Government Abuse, Government reform, Republican Party | Leave a comment

Esquivel: Knute Buehler is the Leader Oregon Needs

By Representative Sal Esquivel My friend and colleague Knute Buehler has a well-deserved reputation for having an independent-streak and achieving bipartisan results in the Oregon House. As Knute frequently says, he likes to look beyond the narrow labels that too … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Republican Party, Republican Party | 2 Comments

McCain Torpedoes Repeal of Obamacare: Is Tax Reform Next?

If you are looking for the person primarily responsible for the failure of the Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare, look no further than that perpetual pain-in-the-ass Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who cast the deciding vote to ensure its … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Death taxes, Donald Trump, McCain, President Donald Trump, Republican Party, Tax Reform | 3 Comments

Wanted: A New National Party

Last Friday the congressional Republicans failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare – a promise that they have been making for nearly seven years.  A promise upon which they ran for seven years.  A promise for which they always had an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, GOP, Government reform, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Progressivism, Republican Party | 1 Comment

Jacking the Trump Train

The other day I was asked whether I was on the “Trump Train.”  I had to think about that for a minute or two.  NO, I am not on the “Trump Train” but YES, I am going to vote for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

A tale of two party platforms

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Both the Democrat and Republican parties adopted their platforms during conventions held earlier this summer. Those platforms reveal a great deal regarding the agendas and priorities of each political party. They represent a roadmap of how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party, Voting | Leave a comment

Photos from the 2016 GOP National Convention in Cleveland

by NW Spotlight Oregon state Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) and Dan Mason (GOP candidate for Oregon House District 30) travelled to Cleveland, Ohio, this week for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Bill was there as a delegate and Dan as … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:22 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party | 7 Comments

Trump and the Counter-punch

There is a woman who sings at our church. She has a fine voice and is obviously an accomplished vocalist. Included in her repertoire is a vibrato which when used to highlight a note or passage adds significantly to the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Mitt Romney, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party, Ted Cruz | 12 Comments

Change the Republican National Leadership

by Larry Huss I initially wrote this column prior to the results of the Indiana primary race. While had predicted a substantial win for Donald Trump, I did not anticipate the sudden collapse and suspension of the campaign by Sen. … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:59 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party | 6 Comments

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