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

Oregon Secretary of State Implements “Open Checkbook” Policy

By Dennis Richardson — Oregon Secretary of State One of my key commitments to Oregonians is accountability for how we spend your state tax dollars. The people of Oregon who pay the bills have a right to know how their … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Corruption, Dennis Richardson, Ethics, Government reform, Government Spending | 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

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

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

Can the Government Ever Tell the Truth

I’ve told this story before but it is worth repeating.  Last spring a census taker appeared at our door to conduct an “interim” census in order to boost federal welfare spending in our area.  It was one of those days … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Corruption, Ethics, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama, Social Security, Transparency | 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

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

Bringing accountability and transparency to Salem

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Governor Kate Brown pledged to increase transparency and accountability in Oregon state government after she took office in early 2015 following Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation under a cloud of ethics challenges related to alleged influence peddling. … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:28 | Posted in Corruption, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government reform, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Unbelievable! What’s Next?

I didn’t believe it would happen, but my wife did.  I didn’t believe it could happen but her cousin in Dunthorpe did.  I couldn’t believe it was happening but one of my old college roommates, now living in Gig Harbor, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, McCain, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Public Employee Unions | Leave a comment

The Clinton Years to Come

It has been sixteen years since the Clintons inhabited the White House.  Time tends to dull our memories.  But this past weekend’s events are a vivid reminder of what it was like during the eight years of President Bill Clinton’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

The Edwards’ Scandal: Another One Ignored by the Mainstream Media (Reprint)

Wednesday’s column dealt with the bias and corruption of the mainstream media.  In that column I noted that the mainstream media has now become the propagandists for the Democrat Party.  In large part is has as much to do with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, John Edwards, Media, Media Bais | Leave a comment

Will the Mainstream Media Turn on Hillary?

The mainstream media doesn’t really like Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  Mostly because she has for years chosen to ignore press conferences and decline to answer questions from the press.  You can add to that they know whatever she tells … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton | Leave a 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

PERS – And Then She Cried

In a recent report before a joint meeting of the Oregon Investment Council and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Board it was revealed that the unfunded future liability of PERS is estimated at $22 Billion – an amount … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Government corruption, Government reform, Leadership, Metro, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget, State Government | Leave a comment

The Relentless Attack On Trump by the GOP Elites

Yesterday, one of my readers asked whether Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has “. . . a chance to win, when the majority of the press and much of social media is constantly battering him?” Good question. I responded that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Ted Cruz | 23 Comments

Calling All Sex Offenders: Oregon Awaits

Are you a sexual deviant? Are you a serial rapist? A child molester? A sexual predator? Well welcome to Oregon, the government has got your back. Have you repeatedly raped a thirteen year old child over a three year period? … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Cylvia Hayes, Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Liberalism, Mayor Sam Adams, Oregon Government, Preident Bill Clinton, Sex Offenders | 479 Comments

FBI Director Comey Got it Wrong

“Yes officer, I know I was going 80 miles per hour but I did not intend to violate the law.”                                                                                                        TJH (circa 2016) On last Thursday, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, delivered up a whitewash … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Crony capitalism, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, Scandals | 13 Comments

Brexit and George Will

Last week two momentous events (well maybe just one) occurred; both triggered by the same phenomena. Voters in Great Britain, by a margin of fifty-two percent to forty-eight percent, elected to exit the European Union. The Saturday edition of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Scandals | 17 Comments

Public Employees Unions Facilitate Corruption

At a social gathering recently I was asked why I was so hard on the public employee unions and said hardly a word about the private sector unions. Had I had the May 31 edition of the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Crony capitalism, Government corruption, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 24 Comments

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