Unemployment and the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is endless speculation about whether the Board will raise interest rates or delay a decision until its December meeting. Much of the speculation in the media this past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bush/Obama Recession, Donald Trump, Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Reserve, Hillary Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

More Droppings on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Trump’s Bromance With Putin I am fascinated by the media’s obsession with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s views of Russian President Vladmir Putin.  The media narrative is that Mr. Trump “admires” Mr. Putin and by implication would yield to Mr. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | 4 Comments

Presidential race tightening

by NW Spotlight A few short weeks ago, Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages showed Hillary with a +5.3 advantage over Trump in polling. A Real Clear Politics snapshot of the 2016 presidential election had Hillary with a +18.0 favorability … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Voting | 2 Comments

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

Presidential polling on Trump VS Hillary: Yikes!

by NW Spotlight Donald Trump is not doing well in polling against Hillary Clinton. On Thursday former George W. Bush White House press secretary and Fox News political commentator Dana Perino wrote “about the state of the GOP Presidential race: … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:49 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | 7 Comments

The Road to Economic Ruin Runs Through Obama/Clinton

The numbers were out Friday on the United State’s economic growth and it wasn’t good.  For the third quarter in a row the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was at 1.2% or lower.  (For those of you forced to endure an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bailout, Bush/Obama Recession, Crony capitalism, Employment, Federal Reserve System, Government Waste, Green Energy, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Welfare State | 7 Comments

Cruz and Clinton Show Their True Colors

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was extended an invitation to speak during prime time before the Republican National Convention as it endorsed Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.  To the surprise of many at the convention – but not … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz | 38 Comments

Tumult in Turkey: Obama’s Latest Mistake

Last Saturday elements of the Turkish military, intent on removing President Recep Erdogan from power, staged an attempted coup.  It failed primarily because, for the first time in a long list of Turkish coups, the military failed to act as … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Hillary Clinton, Iran, Israel, Leadership, Liberalism, President Obama | 3 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

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

The Why’s of the Clinton Email Scandal

The Why’s of the Clinton Email Scandal The Office of the Inspector General for the State Department released its report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s (D) use of a private email account and server for official State Department … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Crony capitalism, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Scandals | 11 Comments

Free Speech and Liberal Repression

One of the pillars of freedom is free speech. Without it a democracy becomes an oligarchy (rule by the elite) and from there devolves to a kakistocracy (rule by the least competent). Free speech only exists when the public has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Abuse, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Obamacare, Oregon Supreme Court, President Obama, Progressivism, Transparency | 39 Comments

The Bern of Socialism

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Beatles Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-Socialist) has been running an energetic campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination. So successful has he been that, but for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, First Amendment, Free Speech, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Socialism | 8 Comments

Unifying the Republican Party

So this past weekend, the politicians and political pundits dominated the headlines with questions as to whether and how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could unify the Party. Before you get all nervous about this let’s remembers a couple … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Obamacare, President Obama | 27 Comments

Why Not John Kasich?

Back in July of 2015, OregonCatalyst asked a group of us to rank the Republican presidential candidates based on a) their likelihood of winning the Republican nomination and b) their likelihood of winning the general election. For those who want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, IRS Scandal, John Kasich, Leadership, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz | 31 Comments

Republicans on the Path to Self-destruction

When it all began, there were sixteen candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Of that sixteen, eight (Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), business woman Carly Fiorina (R), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Gov. Rick … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Carly Fiorina, Congress, Crony capitalism, Donald Trump, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz | 10 Comments

The Ignominious End to Politics and Truth

By Larry Huss, No wonder the political class is universally despised. It is virtually impossible for them to tell the truth about anything. In most instances the truth is found in what the politicians choose to ignore. Here are three … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Cuba, Ethics, Foreign Relations, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Iran, President Obama | 5 Comments

Broke as Hillary Clinton

[In the opening scene of The Godfather Don Corleone is receiving people at his daughter’s wedding. One of the supplicants is a local merchant who is asking Don Corleone to avenge the honor of his daughter. Don Corleone listens to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton | 9 Comments

The Ultimate Hillary Clinton

On the evening of September 11, 2012, an organized force of Islamic terrorists, including elements of the Libyan branch of al Qaeda, attacked the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans. The attacks, murders and looting of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton | 14 Comments

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