Monthly Archives: June 2013

Freedom in Film: Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot is the longest running motion picture ever, watched by more than 30 million visitors to Colonial Williamsburg since 1957. One of the most technologically advanced films of its day, it was recently remastered and … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Gettysburg (1993)

“Up, men! And to your posts! And let no man forget today, that you are from Old Virginia!” ―Major General George Pickett In Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler grimly tells Scarlett O’Hara that a looming battle soon would “pretty … Continue reading

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Public School Bounty Hunters

How many of us remember the scenes of young East Germans risking their lives to escape under, over or around the Berlin Wall?  Happily, those memories are fading since the wall came down in 1989.  Unhappily, young people still have … Continue reading

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New Tax Regs Would Stifle Rural Businesses’ Online Success

Despite some economic recovery for the state, sixteen of Oregon’s most rural counties still see unemployment rates above 6 percent. Young people living in those areas often must leave their families and home communities to find jobs in more urban … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Ever After (1998)

If you are looking for an uplifting summer movie for the teenage girls in your life, Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) provides a thought-provoking twist on the classic fairytale. While the arc of the plot follows the traditional story, … Continue reading

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“This Type of Choice Is No Choice”

“We saw no light at the end of that tunnel,” writes James Shuls, a Ph.D. candidate in education policy at the University of Arkansas. “We may have been able to attend a different school within the district, but we were … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: 1984

George Orwell’s frightening novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published 64 years ago this week. Ironically, the anniversary coincides with revelations that the U.S. government has been conducting warrantless searches of the complete phone records of millions of Americans under a secret court … Continue reading

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Oregon Ranks #22 in State-Level Indebtedness

The U.S. national debt is estimated at $53,000 per person today―and climbing. But that doesn’t take into account Americans’ state-level debt. According to the Tax Foundation’s map of state debt per capita (fiscal year 2011), Oregon’s debt is $3,650. Massachusetts … Continue reading

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