McCain: A Harbinger of Republican Defeats in the Senate

Were you surprised when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he would vote against the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare authored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)? No, neither was I. In fact the only … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, McCain, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Republican Party | 3 Comments

The Least Authentic Politician of Our Time

“I was just gobsmacked, wiped out.” Former Democrat Presidential Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton Shortly after I returned to Oregon to become the state vice president for the telephone company (lo those many years ago) we won a significant legal victory … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Benghazi, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, President Donald Trump | 2 Comments

Decades of Appeasement Have Brought Us Nuclear North Korea

  The State Department is “white, male and Yale” Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) This past week has seen a rapid escalation in the capabilities of North Korea to deliver nuclear weapons via intercontinental ballistic missiles (IBM) that can penetrate deep … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, North Korea, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism, Secretary of State, Terrorism | 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

Is There Corruption of the Election System?

Several years ago while at a dinner party, the conversation got around to the burden that illegal immigration was putting on the country’s welfare system.  The hostess, a generally thoughtful and well reasoned person, disagreed asserting that she had worked … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, Corruption, Fake News, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Illegal Immigration, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

Trump and McCartney: Dubious Rumors

You may remember when The Beatles Paul McCartney died in 1966 as a result of injuries sustained in the fiery crash of his Aston Martin sports car.  It was all over the news. The car was never recovered and neither … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, CIA, Donald Trump, Ethics, Fake News, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism | 3 Comments

Hillary: A Woman Scorned

Lost in the uproar over the United State’s withdrawal from the Paris accords and the renewal of Islamic terrorists’ attacks in Great Britain is the pitiful story of former Secretary of State and once (well actually twice) and future Democrat … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Scandals | 2 Comments

The Mental State of the Washington Political Elites

I’m always looking for new words and I found a doozy this past week in a conversation I was having with a friend of mine in the medical profession.  The word is idiopathic and in medical terms “relates to or … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Media Bais, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism, Trump Derangement Syndrome | 1 Comment

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

Draining the Swamp Ain’t Easy

In an area just southwest of Tucson, Arizona, the University of Arizona maintains Biosphere 2.  It is an attempt by man to create a self-sustaining closed ecosystem.  While not perfect, it has largely succeeded with little adjustments necessary to maintain … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Corruption, Ethics, Federal Government, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama | Leave a comment

On the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

This Friday, January 20, at noon Eastern Standard Time, Donald J. Trump will be sworn into service as the Forty-fifth President of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court.  While the traditions of … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:12 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, McCain, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | Leave a comment

Sen. Jeff Flake: Finding Excuses

Last week Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced that he would not seek re-election. In a self-aggrandizing speech before the United States Senate, Mr. Flake decried the coarseness of American politics and laid the blame for it squarely at President Donald … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congressional Races, Corruption, Free Trade, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Illegal Immigration, John Kerry, Leadership, Mexico, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

Message to Democrats: It’s the Messengers not the Message

The Democrat Party appears to be going through a catharsis as it attempts to identify the cause(s) for its overwhelming losses sustained in the 2016 elections.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) began the conversation by noting on Face the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism, Welfare State | Leave a comment

Trump decisively wins Electoral College vote

by NW Spotlight Despite an attempt to subvert the working of the Electoral College, Donald Trump decisively won the Electoral College vote yesterday, 304 to 227. The attempt to subvert the working of the Electoral College was described by The … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:30 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

Pursuing the Clintons

One of my favorite movies is The Sheepman starring Glenn Ford.  It is the story of Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) who won a herd of sheep in a poker game and was bound and determined to graze the sheep on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Crime & Sentencing, Crony capitalism, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, IRS Scandal, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

Fresh Dropping from the Campaign Trail: The Aftermath

Following are a series of vignettes apropos to the conclusion of the recent presidential elections.  Some things never change. Leslie Stahl   Ms. Stahl, born to a wealthy Massachusetts family and a princess of privilege herself, promoted the liberal narrative … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Ethics, Leadership, McCain, President Obama | Leave a comment

Obama’s agenda rejected by voters

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Tuesday evening’s elections were the most exciting since Ronald Reagan swept 49 of 50 states in 1984. Gail and I watched in awe, as a “constitutional conservative” Republican surge flowed across the nation. We have too … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:25 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, President Obama | Leave a comment

Protesting Trump

by Larry Huss When I was a sophomore in college one of my roommates was upset because the school administration would not allow the student newspaper to print an article that was critical of some policy of the school. One … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

A national triumph for conservatives

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The 2016 election results are nothing less than exciting. Pollsters and political pundits had assured us that another Clinton in the White house was a near 95 percent certainty. By their computations, there simply were not … Continue reading

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Trump’s plans for first 100 days

by NW Spotlight On Wednesday NPR ran a good piece on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days. NPR reports “The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:28 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump | Leave a comment

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