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Oregon HB 2306 Aims To Undermine Political Parties In Oregon

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I do not think it wise to pass HB 2306 for a number of reasons. My understanding is that the effect of this bill will designate all county and city elections as nonpartisan across the entire state, and that it will eliminate the ability of the precinct committee persons in a district to submit suggestions for replacement office holders in the case of a vacancy in local public office.

Keep the Faith

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If there ever was a time to start a movement, that time has come. Did we really think that our everlasting freedom would be won by a few funny tweets, a handful of hashtag hijacks, and a charismatic duo in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? To believe that freedom could be won so easily does […]

Is #KorruptKate Brown Covering Up Rep. Boone Campaign Finance Woes?

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It appears that the Oregon Secretary of State (SOS) is preparing to level a record setting fine upon House Representative Deborah Boone as a result of her reporting an amazing and also record setting Cash Balance Adjustment of $7843.58 on her ORESTAR campaign finance account. After a series of hard-hitting articles on MOOCountyNews in 2011 […]

There Are Two Paths

There Are Two Paths

My friend Ben Howe hits it out of the park again.

In the words of Andrew Breitbart, “There are two paths,” which we must choose between in this election.

Which path will we choose? Will we choose individual freedom and the free market? Or will we choose socialism and a culture that expects government to take care of it? These are not pastel colors or shades of gray. These are two distinctly different choices with two distinct destinations.

Oregon’s Secretary Of State Calls Voter ID “The Conservative Right Wing’s War On Voting” | FreedomWorks

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Despite strong support for basic, common sense laws ensuring the integrity of the vote across the country (see here, here, here, here and here), the Left continues to insist that requiring positive identification and verification of eligibility before voting is somehow suppressive, racist and and an evil plot to steal elections for Conservatives. Few public […]

Not To Be Used For Information Purposes

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Portland’s fire chief takes things very seriously, and in light of the appalling statistics associated with fire-dancers in the city (zero major injuries, zero deaths, zero accidents) she’s taking a tough stance. She’s issued an order banning such practices unless spectators are kept at least 25 feet away from the performers. Although no major injuries have been […]

Obama the Boogeyman

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Congrats to Paul Ryan for being selected as the Vice Presidential candidate. Personally, I was excited to see it, given that what conservatives really need are more communicators–especially given who they’re fighting. Take a listen: I Spy Minute, Monday Aug 13, 2012 Or read the transcript, below   One of the things that I used […]

Wingard & Crisis Management

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While I don’t believe in Obama’s never-let-a-good-crisis-go-to-waste mantra or way of thinking, because it’s about him rather than the people in the situation, there are some lessons to be learned from crisis management–and the best place to learn about it is not in politics but from business. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Tue June […]

My Entry in the Mock Year End McLaughlin Group Awards, 2011

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5440 note: Every year since college, my best friend and I have played the Home Game along with the McLaughlin Group – the eternal political roundtable on PBS. Here is my entry for 2011 (as always, opinions are solely those of the author): Biggest Winner of the Year: I’ll go with Pat Buchanan on this […]

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  • Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats June 22, 2017
    For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered creature of all – the Democrat who represents a rural district. There aren’t many of us left, and the way things are going this year, our line may die out […]
  • Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk June 21, 2017
    It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an instant. As state treasurer, I carry this lesson with me every day as I work with other state officials and dedicated treasury staff to manage our state’s finances in a […]
  • Wire Poll on Mayor Race, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Government shutdown June 21, 2017
    We have poll results out from our first Wire Poll, and some suggested topics to share for this fall’s first Re-Wire Policy Conference. So, while summer is just days away, we’ve got a few things we think are worth keeping your eye on as you find time to hit the beach and mountains this season. […]
  • Saving Energy While Liberating the Poor June 26, 2017
    Last week, the Antiplanner argued that transit is going extinct and, rather than fight this trend, regional officials should find ways to smooth the transition. One way of doing so is to improve the mobility of low-income workers. Transit advocates love to use phrases like oil dependency and auto dependency to suggest that automobiles are […]
  • New Driving Data June 23, 2017
    The Federal Highway Administration has just released urban highway statistics for 2015, including the miles of roads and daily vehicle miles of driving by road type and “selected characteristics” for each urban area, including population, land area, freeway lane miles, and similar information. These data are quite useful as they allow interregional comparisons as well […]
  • The Transit Apocalypse June 22, 2017
    With declining ridership, growing costs, and increasing competition, the nation’s transit industry is on the verge of complete collapse. The trends leading to this collapse appear to be permanent, yet transit officials across the country are pretending they are only temporary. Instead of preparing for the collapse, they are simply seeking more subsidies. The Antiplanner […]