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Higher Taxes, Less Business

By Cooper Conway Joe Rogan, the outspoken commenter, comedian, and host, announced on a recent episode of his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Exper...

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Metro’s Untimely, Nonsensical Light-Rail Project

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last month, the Metro Council voted to send a regional payroll tax to the November ballot. The rationale for the new $250-m...

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A Money-Back Guarantee for Oregon Students

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon public school students are not likely to return to their classrooms this fall, with Portland Public Schools bracing pa...

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Oregon Needs a Moratorium on Overbroad Laws

By Vlad Yurlov Once again, Oregon’s legislature has succumbed to shortsighted politics. Effective June 30, House Bill 4213 prohibits landlords from...

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Portland Politicians Suffer From the Edifice Complex

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. On July 24th, the New York Times ran a 2,300-word piece describing the challenges owners of vacation homes have faced in conv...

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Metro’s Broken Promise of Racial Equity

By Helen Doran A scenic drive through the country does not usually call to mind the empty promises of local government. But this drive was differen...

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School Choice Means Equitable Funding

By Cooper Conway Last week, the United States officially surpassed 4 million documented coronavirus cases. With only a few weeks before students re...

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COVID-19 is limiting classroom access; it’s time to stop limiting Oregon’s online charter school enrollment

By Cooper Conway The Oregon Education Association (OEA) recently penned a letter to legislators urging them to maintain a strict limit on the numbe...

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TriMet’s decreasing ridership makes the SW Corridor project obsolete

By Rachel Dawson TriMet’s weekly system boardings were down 68% in May compared to last year due to the Coronavirus, and ridership will likely stay...

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Regulating Third Party Food Delivery Services is Hurting, Not Helping, Portlanders

By Rachel Dawson Based on the passage of a 10% cap on commission fees collected by third-party food delivery services from Portland restaurants, it...

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