05 Sep

Is Oregon Really the Hungrie...

If numbers don’t lie, Marie and her two little boys should be going hungry. A high school dropout at 17, she became pregnant, got married, and had a second child all by age 19. She separated from her husband at 20. She brings home $500...

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02 Sep

Takin’ it to the stree...

What do you think about the recent politician-approved three-year "temporary" state income tax increase? Regardless of your answer, you'll likely get the chance to speak your mind at the polls. Citizens for a Sound Economy-Oregon an...

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26 Aug

Stop the highway slaughter...

The tragic deaths of eight young firefighters this week on Highway 20 near the Idaho border was a grim reminder of how unsafe many of Oregon's roads are. While other states have fully integrated networks of high-speed turnpikes or park...

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19 Aug

Regulation leads to blackout...

Advocates of government regulation are crowing over last Thursday's biggest-ever electricity blackout in the Eastern United States and Canada. They mistakenly blame electricity deregulation. Apparently, power flows in the region's c...

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12 Aug

Oregon spendaholics must lea...

The Statesman Journal has a counter on its website tallying the taxpayer burden of our legislators' budgetary gridlock. With each day the Legislature is in session the cost continues to rise. Currently the cost is nearing $4.6 million....

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05 Aug

PERS reforms are not "f...

The mass exodus of Oregon public employees—due to pending changes in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)—has become a news diet staple. The August 4 Oregonian headline was typical: "PERS changes cause bailout." The story featu...

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29 Jul

Peaceful revolution and reca...

John F. Kennedy once remarked, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Think seriously about JFK's words as the recall effort against California Gov. Gray Davis continues. Oregon vote...

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