As ObamaCare Turns Four, How’s It Working out for You?

By Steve Buckstein The Affordable Care Act turned four years recently So how’s it working out for you? If you’re one of the millions who lost, or risk losing, the insurance you already had, your answer is probably “not so … Continue reading

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Income Inequality: A Problem That Isn’t

By Steve Buckstein The debate over “income inequality” has simmered for some time, but now seems to be upfront as a key dividing line in American politics. President Obama uses the concept to make his case for raising the federal minimum wage. … Continue reading

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Is Part-Time Work Obama’s New American Dream?

By Kathryn Hickok Last week the Congressional Budget Office reported that the Affordable Care Act will cause Americans to work less. Significant numbers of people will choose to keep their incomes low in order to be eligible for federal health care subsidies … Continue reading

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The Trouble with ObamaCare Is…Parking?

Oregon is scrambling to open its new federally mandated health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, on time October 1st. Since the commodity being marketed is health insurance, one can only imagine the number of things going wrong: price quotes, online … Continue reading

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Do You Still Trust the Government?

By John Glennon President Obama said it himself: “If people cannot trust the government to do the job for which it exists…all else is lost.” With the IRS scandal, federal surveillance issues, and corruption cases in Portland City Hall, do … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty, and Obama’s Pursuit of Free Birth Control

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the long-awaited “accommodation” on the so-called “contraceptive services mandate.” The mandate requires nearly all employers to provide birth control, “morning-after” and “week-after” pills, and sterilization without copayments in their employee … Continue reading

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Rick Perry: The Man for the Times, the Man for Oregon?

Just in case you missed Governor Perry’s presidential announcement speech, we’ve bullet-pointed the highlights (full text here) and embedded the video below. First, check out Perry’s first campaign video:

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