Regular Contributors

Alex Titus

Alexander (Alex) W. Titus is a Public Interest Fellow and conservative political activist based out of Washington, DC, and Portland. He has worked for a number of national and Oregon-based conservative political organizations. Alex frequently writes on politics, policy, and the Middle East. He is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. You can follow him on Twitter @atitus7.


Eric Shierman

Eric Shierman is an analyst at McCullough Research. A former US Marine, he’s a graduate of Hillsdale College with a master of science in economics from Portland State University.


Jacob Vandever

Serving as your Friendly Neighborhood Political Nerd, Jacob Vandever is a life long Oregonian, Oregon State University graduate, and a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. Jacob is a political activist and former Republican candidate for the Oregon Legislature.


Larry Huss

Lawrence D. Huss was born and raised in Southeastern Montana.  He is a graduate of Gonzaga University (BBA –1966) and the University of Montana (JD-1969).  He has been married to his wife Nancy for forty-five years and they have two grown and married children.

Mr. Huss began his professional career as an assistant and deputy attorney general for the State of Montana. He left public service to join a Helena law firm that would become Scribner, Huss & Hjort and that specialized in representing clients before the state’s administrative agencies, the legislature and the appellate court.

In 1982 Mr. Huss joined the law department of Mountain Bell (now US WEST/Qwest/Centurylink).  Thereafter he served in various legal and public policy positions in Montana, Oregon and Colorado managing legal, regulatory and legislative affairs in seven of the fourteen states served by US WEST before returning to Oregon in 1997 as Vice-President for Oregon.  He retired in 2001 and since then has maintained a small public affairs consulting practice and a political commentary which now appears in a variety of on line publications throughout Oregon.

Mr. Huss splits his time between Arizona and Oregon where he is an avid but decidedly poor golfer, a cautious Harley rider and a professional know it all.  He is best known for his stinging critique of Oregon state government.

Other Contributors – Oregon Legislature

  • Oregon Senate Republican Office
  • Oregon House Republican Office
  • Rep. Mike Nearman
  • Rep. Jodi Hack
  • Rep. Bill Kennemer
  • Sen. Tim Knopp
  • Sen. Dennis Linthicum
  • Sen. Alan DeBoer
  • And more

Other Contributors – Organizations

  • Cascade Policy Institute
  • Taxpayer Association of Oregon
  • Oregon Executive Club
  • Dorchester Conference
  • Oregon Republican Party
  • Oregon Republican campaigns
  • Oregonians for Food and Shelter
  • U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
  • Willamette University College of Law Federalist Society

Guest Contributors

  • Lars Larson
  • Jason Williams
  • Bob Clark
  • Ron Swaren
  • Rob Taylor
  • Maggie Gallagher