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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Time to revisit privatizing Social Security

The stock market has plunged over the last two years. Recent corporate accounting scandals have shaken the public's trust in big companies and the...

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The high cost of government health care

Dr. David MacDonald is a co-founder of the American Association of Patients and Providers. Talk with him and he'll provide numerous examples of de...

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OHSU Tram: Forward into the Past!

The recent decision by the Portland City Council to build a tram from Oregon Health Sciences University to the North Macadam district is reminisce...

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Education freedom key to religious liberty

The debate surrounding government education and religion took an interesting turn with recent court decisions regarding school vouchers and the Pl...

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Charter school law too restrictive

Oregon passed its charter school law to foster educational freedom. The recent negotiations over the Mitch (Multisensory instruction teaching chil...

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Victory for school choice!

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling that low-income children in Cleveland can use publicly funded vouchers, worth up t...

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I-5 Partnership locks in traffic

The I-5 Partnership, representing the states of Oregon and Washington, will adopt final recommendations this week for alleviating traffic problems...

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Business support for public power raises red flags

The failure of so-called electricity deregulation in California and the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation have led to calls for public ownership of ...

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Keep the quorum: Preserve the double-majority rule

Low voter turnout in the recent Oregon primary election helped block numerous tax measures throughout the state. For that reason, some people wish...

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