Monthly Archives: April 2013

Freedom in Film: The Hunger Games (2012)

Images of freedom often involve fireworks, flags, and protests; but these aren’t the acts of freedom most people witness on a daily basis. Instead, human freedom is expressed through the personal choices and small decisions we make in our everyday … Continue reading

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Washingtonians Voice Concerns About Light Rail Safety

Governor Kitzhaber insists that including light rail in the proposed 1-5 Columbia River Crossing plan is non-negotiable. But not everyone on the other side of the river is so enthusiastic about expanding light rail in Washington State. Paul Guppy at … Continue reading

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Job Creation Shouldn’t Be Our Goal

The next time someone argues that we need government to “create jobs,” show him or her this three-minute video. Then show it to them again, and again, until they grasp the concept:

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Freedom in Film: Won’t Back Down (2012)

Social problem films are not generally “feel-good” movies, in the sense that viewers feel comfortable with their feet up, eating popcorn, laughing with the heroes, and hoping for happily ever after. Won’t Back Down (2012) is a bit different. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Sales Tax and TriMet

Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein talked with legislators in Salem this week about the need to reform the TriMet transit agency and why Oregon voters are wary of instituting a sales tax. On Monday, John Charles testified before the … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: The Iron Lady (2011)

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Iron Lady

“We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: Ida Elisabeth

Ida Elisabeth had every reason to leave her husband. He was foolish, immature, irresponsible, and unable to change. She couldn’t respect him. She had never really loved him. When he had an affair with another woman, it was her chance … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Marijuana, ODOT, and the Energy Trust of Oregon

While much of the media this week focused on gun control bills, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein brought attention to government spending, marijuana, and the “Tax That Won’t Die,” aka the Oregon Public Purpose Charge. On Monday, John Charles … Continue reading

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