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Update to yesterday’s reports that there is a coordinated “Ballot Pickup” effort in the mid-Willamette Valley.
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Ok, so I’ve laid out just a little bit of background information.
Now to the big news of Election Season, 2010. It appears that the national, c [...]
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So, look. I know this is a controversial subject. Those in New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana and Nevada will get all competitive. Californians will wo [...]
The Zero thinks we’re “lying low”. They ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
From the Oregonian:
The Oregon Tea Party is celebrating its official formation as a federal Political Action Committee at a kick-off event this Saturday, just two days before voters head to the polls.
Oregon’s version of the national movement [...]
Randi Kainz, Deborah Gerritzen, and Rosie Gagnon
Obama was in Portland yesterday to stump for Kitzhaber in his gubernatorial campaign, and Americans For Prosperity and the Oregon Tea Party were there to greet him. Obama’s appearance has been the “kiss of death” for other Democrat candidates, so there’s reason to hope [...]
After years of roller-coaster hikes and dips in worker compensation rates, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries announced Tuesday that the statewide average rates for next year will increase a modest .8 percent — smaller than the 1.8 percent hike announced in September. The reason for the smaller increase, according to L&I, was stron
The Association of Washington Business (AWB) has had concerns about the Department of Revenue’s (DOR’s) internal appeal system for years, including basic questions of transparency, said Amber Carter, director of governmental affairs for tax and fiscal policy at the AWB. One of the biggest concerns is the lack of transparency that permeates the internal proce
Gil Brewer is senior director of tax policy at the Department of Revenue (DOR). He provided an interview to the Washington State Wire for a story about criticisms that the agency’s appeals division was “rubber stamping” decisions against the taxpayer. Brewer explains that the internal – and low-cost – appeals process is not designed to […] The post Q&A W
1) Today in Nigeria, 2 female suicide bombers killed 21 people in a busy market in the Northeastern part of the country, an area known for being the center of a Islamic insurgency. While people attempted to help the victims of the first bomb, the second attack happened. Boko Haram is suspected of being behind […]
Life is a risk. Everything we do and everywhere we go are all fraught with risks. You could get hit by a car while walking the dog, or slip in your bathroom and crack your hip. The point is everything in life, relationships, the workplace and in our hobbies all contain an element of risk. […]
1) Tens of thousands of people have come out to protest in Mexico City in response to the 43 missing (most likely massacred) students. Today President Nieto condemned the protests after they took a violent turn which involve setting fire to the door of the presidential palace. 2) Today the U.S. has blacklisted 2 Houthi […]
Mark Steyn is tired of the “toilet” D.C. justice system. And he still has a long way to go. More than two years have passed since Penn State University professor Michael Mann filed a defamation lawsuit against Steyn and other conservatives for criticizing his global warming research.
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to the Syrian rebels, further confusing what the two dozen officers and con
The Antiplanner grew up in the 1960s, when racism was rampant, we were fighting an undeclared and, many believed, immoral war on the other side of the world, and air pollution was so thick in American cities that visibility was often significantly reduced. By the time I was out of college in the mid-1970s, the […]
The evidence continues to grow that so-called transit-oriented development (TOD) is more oriented to subsidies than it is to transit. A new GAO report found lots of places where rail transit failed to stimulate new development. In many if not most of the places it found TODs, “supportive zoning, planning, infrastructure investments, and tax incentives” […]
John Naviaux, an undergraduate student at UC Irvine, compared the greenhouse gas benefits of getting people out of their cars and onto buses and found that, while it saved a little carbon dioxide, it wasn’t worth the huge subsidies required. As his faculty mentor, David Brownstone, comments, “there are no significant CO2 emissions benefits from […]