Monthly Archives: May 2013

From Beirut to Brooklyn: A War Correspondent Finds Adventure While Brewing Beer

“Starting a business is as exciting as running off to cover a war,” says Steve Hindy, a journalist who worked for the Associated Press in the Middle East. Selling alcohol was against the law in some countries, so Hindy learned … Continue reading

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“Citizens Against Crime” Makes Burglars Pause in Josephine County

With only three patrol officers covering 1,642 square miles of a rural Southern Oregon county, law enforcement can respond only “to life-threatening calls.” For lesser crimes, citizens could find themselves on their own. In May 2012, severe budget problems in … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: A Man for All Seasons

“So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!” declares Thomas More’s son-in-law in Robert Bolt’s classic play, A Man for All Seasons. “Yes,” More replies. “What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Health Care and Hair Braiding

In the waning days of the legislative session in Salem, Cascadians are still at work representing the views of free-market and limited-government Oregonians. On Monday, Steve Buckstein took up the fight against single payer health care, testifying about the negatives … Continue reading

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Cascade in the Capitol: Testimony Opposing an Oregon Single Payer Health Care System

Audio of the entire hearing is here.  Steve Buckstein’s oral testimony begins at the 36:37 mark. Testimony in Opposition to HB 2922 The “Affordable Health Care for All Oregon” Plan Before the House Committee on Health Care   By Steve … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Follow That Dream (1962)

What may be the funniest movie about personal initiative and limited government? Look no further than Follow That Dream (1962), a rollicking pro-freedom comedy starring Arthur O’Connell and Elvis Presley. Elvis plays Toby Kwimper, the young adult son in a … Continue reading

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Bills Aim to Stop Tree Huggers from Harming People and Property

By Doug DeFilipps One of the most basic responsibilities of any government is to protect the property of citizens.  To that end, the Oregon House has approved two bills to strengthen the property rights of logging companies in Oregon. House … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: Mansfield Park

“Wretchedly did [Sir Thomas] feel, that with all the cost and care of an anxious and expensive education, he had brought up his daughters, without…his being acquainted with their character and temper.” Graduation season begins this weekend. Why not revisit … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Lobbyists

By Doug DeFilipps The Oregonian’s Betsy Hammond pointed out last week that there are two lobbyists in the Oregon legislature representing K-12 Inc. (which operates the online charter school Oregon Virtual Academy) and another two from Connections Education LLC (which … Continue reading

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