Protect everyone’s basic (property) rights

Last week the Oregon Supreme Court invalidated ballot Measure 7, which voters passed in November 2000. Had it been enacted, Measure 7 would have h...

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A better direction for special education

A recent report by an Oregon legislative task force outlines how the state should improve special education. A number of concerns prompted the tas...

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An electric idea to save taxpayers half-a-million bucks

Portland's Mayor Katz and Commissioner Sten are spending a half-million dollars to study the city's rights to acquire most of PGE's assets, possib...

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Principles, not taxes, needed to balance state budget

In June of 1993 Cascade Policy Institute published the report Seven Principles of State Budget Reform. Ironically the opening sentence asked, "Why...

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September 11th

Even after a year, it's too early to know what September 11th will eventually come to symbolize for our country. What it should not symbolize is a...

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Sustainable development

The United Nations conference on sustainable development is winding down after a week of hand-wringing in Johannesburg, South Africa. As expected, t...

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Canadians and Brits wait for health care … and wait

Oregonians will vote this fall on a ballot initiative that advocates a virtual government take over of all health care in the state. A look at Can...

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Put children, not schools, first

The bipartisan No Child Left Behind education bill is unlikely to achieve its stated aims. However, it has helped show that many associated with g...

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GOP: The Bigger Government Party

Republicans in Oregon and elsewhere are in danger of losing votes, and elections, due to their hypocrisy about smaller government and lower taxes....

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Wildfires show need to decentralize federal lands

In the 1970s the U.S. Forest Service came to look at fires as a natural part of a healthy forest ecosystem and officially ended its long-standing ...

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