by Lars Larson
The Attorney General certainly didn’t appreciate it – being challenged by Louie Gohmert, member of Congress. He went as far as to say that it was racism that led the Congressman to ask those tough questions.
It’s actually kind of a good thing when you hear Eric Holder, Attorney General, accuse somebody like Louie Gohmert of racism. Do you know what it says when a Democrat or anybody else stoops to playing the race card? It says that they’ve run out of sensible arguments, they’ve run out of facts that support their point of view, and all they can do is reach in and say it has to be my skin color. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Have you heard that the Administration has proposed transferring control over internet domain names from the United States to another entity? I join those who are concerned about any change that could leave the internet vulnerable to power grabs from international governments.
That’s why I led a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology—which I chair—about this proposal. Click here to watch coverage of this hearing from Fox News . Continue reading
Right From the Start
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 line. Governments can make a recession worse, or the recovery slower, by virtue of interference in the marketplace. In the latest recession, the policies of President George W. Bush and the Democrat controlled Congress made the recession worse and the policies of President Barack Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress made the recovery slower. (For most working men and women, despite the “technical” end of the recession, recovery is clearly invisible and their opportunities for employment are demonstrably limited.)
But what is in plentiful supply is hypocrisy.
This weekend’s Wall Street Journal carried an article by Jeffery Sparshott noting that we had reached a milestone – America, under Mr. Obama, had finally regained the record 116.09 million private sector jobs set by Mr. Bush in January of 2008 immediately before the economic crash. You would think we should be celebrating. Continue reading
by Dan Lucas
I have recently been following Cliff Kincaid’s look at how the media underreports the correlation of marijuana and high-profile violent acts, including the marijuana user who was sentenced recently for shooting at President Obama and at the White House back in 2011.
I first came across a heavy marijuana user being involved in high profile violence while reading the Sheriff’s report on the December 2012 tragedy at the Clackamas mall. Continue reading
Dr. Monica Wehby For U.S. Senate
Portland, Oregon: Today, the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign is announcing that they have reached the one million dollar mark in total dollars raised.
Thanks to the generous support of over 2,650 people representing 239 cities and towns in Oregon, Dr. Monica Wehby was able to raise over $590,000 in the first quarter of 2014, bringing their total to nearly $1.1 million dollars in just five months of campaigning. Continue reading
By John A. Charles, Jr.
Advocates of rail transit tend to argue that we need trains because they are more energy-efficient than buses or cars. Unfortunately, that’s only true in some cases.
According to a new report by the Federal Railroad Administration, the average energy consumed by all commuter rail systems in America during 2011 was 2,923 British Thermal Units (BTUs) per passenger-mile. But the commuter line operated by TriMet (WES) was close to the bottom: WES consumed 5,961 BTU per passenger-mile, more than twice the national average. Continue reading
by Rob Taylor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service released the anxiously anticipated Draft Plan and Environmental Assessment for Mosquito Control for The Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on March 11, 2014, which was followed-up a week later with an open house in Bandon on March 18, 2014.
The 209-page document was a thorough evaluation of the mosquito infestation with The USFWS repeatedly and rightfully admitting to the agency’s guilt as sole perpetrator of this biological disaster. Nevertheless, The Service, already having issues with public relations due to their unsophisticated handling of the Bandon Marsh expansion, now has trouble with their credibility starting on page one of the Environmental Assessment. Continue reading