Victory: Oregon Catalyst Involvement Triggers Local Media Investigation into Union Contributions

By NW Spotlight Last week, utilizing public data from the Oregon Secretary of State combined with help from local sources, we were able to highlight the massive investments being made by the teachers unions in Bend-La Pine School Board elections. State and local … Continue reading

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Oregon Politicians Support Better Roads, Just Not Here

By John A. Charles, Jr. Recently the Oregon Legislature held a hearing on HB 3231, a bill promoted by Rep. Rich Vial (R-Scholls) that would authorize the formation of special districts for the purpose of constructing and operating limited-access highways. … Continue reading

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Let There Be Civility

By Senator Alan DeBoer Civil discourse has been an important part of the American tradition ever since our nation’s founding. The free exchange of ideas enables us to participate in processes to come up with solutions to problems and create … Continue reading

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Are Free Expression and Academic Integrity on College Campuses Gone for Good?

Challenges to Free Expression and Academic Integrity on Campus Join Cascade Policy Institute for a special event with Dr. Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego With … Continue reading

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The Other Form of Climate Denial

There are few political epithets that are as marginalizing as being called a “denier,” because that word naturally evokes in our minds the crackpots that deny the Holocaust. It can be inappropriate in a scientific context to marginalize doubters, because true … Continue reading

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Sending the Health Care Debate to the States

After the 2016 election Republican moved into power by assuming the Presidency, preventing a liberal takeover of the Supreme Court, and holding both Houses of Congress. Additionally Republicans occupy 33 Gubernatorial offices and fully control 32 state legislatures. The seeds … Continue reading

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Oregon Land Board Should Take the Deal

By Lydia White At a time when Legislators threaten to slash government services to cover a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, Governor Kate Brown and Treasurer Tobias Read plan to make things worse. Next week, the State Land Board will meet … Continue reading

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Support Conservatives for Local Office

by Freedom Candidates Project Ballots have been mailed for the upcoming May 16th election and voters are considering their options. For too long, local government has been dominated by tax and spend politicians who are more interested in running for … Continue reading

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Speaker tonight: The champion to fix the PERS crisis

Scott Shepard Executive Club Speaker Series 7:00 pm, Wed. May 3rd, Portland Airport Shilo Inn Scott Smith recently penned a provocative op-ed in the Oregonian, hinting at a fix for PERS because the Oregon Supremes have got themselves in a … Continue reading

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Capitol reviews 2 multi-billion business tax plans

Legislative panels previews Son of 97 tax ideas — Gross Receipts Tax & Corporate Activity Tax By Taxpayer Association of Oregon A Joint Committee of the Oregon Legislature met yesterday to continue efforts to reform Oregon’s business tax system. The … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Energy Ordinance Violates the Right to Commerce

By Rob Taylor Since the first time cavemen traded bones for beads humans have participated in the most basic ritual of shopping the marketplace commonly referred to as the Right to Commerce. Preceding any government or religion, the market is … Continue reading

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Sacred Cows on Parade: What the Pepsi Protest Ad Says About Contemporary Protest Culture

By Shahriyar Smith Outrage over Pepsi’s new protest-themed ad is common here in the Pacific Northwest. We are, after all, no strangers to protest. And what’s more, we take it seriously. Protests are part of our culture – a form … Continue reading

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Teachers Unions Bankroll School Board Candidate Who Will Vote on Union Contracts in Central Oregon

By NW Spotlight It’s well known that unions will contribute to candidates for public office who have their general interests at heart. This happens all the time. However, unions have become much more brazen about supporting candidates as of late. Candidates … Continue reading

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