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“I was absolutely disgusted.” Exclusive interview with the student who discovered the blocked websites

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This week, it was revealed that Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut had access to conservative and religious websites blocked for students conducting academic research. Today, Andrew Lampart, the whistleblowing student, is continuing to speak out. In an exclusive interview with 54° 40′ Or Fight!, Lampart shared what a whirlwind this has caused over the past […]

False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from my buddy John LaRosa. Good read as always. via False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting. I’m tired. I’m really, really tired. Am I getting old? Yes. But while I certainly prefer aging to its alternative, my sprint toward transitional assisted living and perpetual underground residency is not what […]

Guest Post: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting


My buddy John LaRosa has a compelling new post at his blog: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting.   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on, and I’m not talking about the “war on” poverty, drugs, illiteracy or terror. The conflict I’m talking about is taking place within the Republican Party. In […]

GOProud Board Member Resigns; Contemplating Primary Challenge To South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Bruce Carroll, an openly gay Republican and board member at GOProud, has resigned his position on that organization’s board of directors. He is seriously contemplating making a run for Senate and challenging Lindsay Graham in the primary. He would be South Carolina’s first openly gay Senator.

Regarding Dick Armey | RedState


For your consideration, from Erick Erickson: Regarding Dick Armey | RedState. This constant drip of stories about FreedomWorks is rather pathetic. So Dick Armey shows up with a gun toting security guard to launch a coup against FreedomWorks? OK. What’s telling is that Team Armey is doing a lot of talking to Mother Jones — […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!


I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Who Are The Real Obstructionists?

Who Are The Real Obstructionists?

Obstructionism for me, but not for thee … From Revealing Politics: Obama ralliers exiting an Obama event at Ohio State University are asked by Caleb Bonham about what they think of so-called “obstructionist” politics. Many of the Obama supporters blamed Republicans and denounced obstructionist tactics. The most ardent activists called for Republicans to cross the […]

Proof That Don McIntire Is Not Satan

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With the news of the death of Don McIntire, author of Measure 5 in Oregon, the left is once again coming out of the woodwork with the perennial complaint that M5 is solely responsible for the sorry state of our schools. Here now is proof positive that spending is not the problem. M5 did NOT […]

Oregon’s Racist Connection

The current head of that racist organization known as Oregon Tea Party, John Kuzmanich, and the current head of the racist organization known as Multnomah County Republican Party, Jeff Reynolds, teamed up some time ago to form a political advisory business that helped to propel Love into a come-from-behind victory in the Utah primary election. […]

Romney and the 47 Percent « The Liberty Bullhorn


Over at The Liberty Bullhorn, SR Larson makes the strong case that the “47 Percent Video” was a gift to conservatives. This is an argument the Left does not want to wage, because they know they’ll lose. We have all heard about the now-infamous video where Governor Romney talks about the 47 percent of Americans […]

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Files False Tax Return, New York Times Not Interested |


  Yes, shocking though it may be, another Democrat politician from New York has been caught filing a false tax return.   And, shocking though it may be, the legacy media (or lapdog media, if you prefer) have been busily covering up for her:   Now, if this were a Republican member of the United […]

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


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 […]

Romney Acquits Himself Well Against David Gregory

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Mitt Romney appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday, September 9 with David Gregory. Perhaps the biggest headline was that he took Congressional Republicans to task for not holding the line in the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Transcript: >> i spent time […]

Amazon Election Heat Map: What does it mean? | Stacy on the Right


5440 Blog Friend, and all around great gal, Stacy on the Right has an intriguing story today regarding the Amazon Election Heat Map. Does it portend anything for November? Take a look.   A dear friend sent the Amazon Election Heat Map over this morning.  It tracks every book purchased through Amazon by categorizing the […]

The Ron Paul Disenfranchisement

The Ron Paul Disenfranchisement

The Ron Paul followers greatly out-organized the rest of the Republicans at Saturday’s convention and managed to elect 8 of 10 of their delegates using a Trojan Horse strategy–posing as Romney or Santorum supporters. While one has to admire their organizational abilities and tenacity, there are some problems doing things this way. Take a listen: […]

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  • Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015
    The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015
    As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
  • Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015
    Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: China, NATO & Mexico October 8, 2015
    1) The U.S. is conducting military drills with the Philippines this week. The drill, the third in the region so far this year, in conjunction with increased air surveillance missions, are seen as a signal to China. The U.S. has been showing a stronger military commitment to allies in the region with territorial disputes against […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 2015
    1) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 2015
    1) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
  • Platitudes Won’t Solve Metro’s Problems October 9, 2015
    The Washington City Paper asked “thirteen riders, advocates, and experts” how to fix the Washington Metro Rail system. Former Metro general manager Dan Tangherlini and former DC DOT director Gabe Klein offered banalities about “putting the customer first.” Smart-growth advocate Harriet Trepaning thinks Metro “needs a different kind of leader,” as if changing the person […]
  • Which One Lives in a Rent-Controlled Apartment? October 8, 2015
    The progressive’s “preferred two-pronged housing approach . . . is government-owned real estate plus restrictions on private-sector developers,” notes Reason magazine’s Matt Welch writes in the Los Angeles Times, but this strategy will only “make a bad problem worse.” Though California cities spend hundreds of millions of dollars trying to subsidize “affordable” housing, Welch notes, […]
  • Self-Driving Cars in the News October 7, 2015
    60 Minutes covered self-driving cars last Sunday and CBS News took a look at Mercedes’ vision of the car of the future. General Motors, which cut its R&D when it went bankrupt in 2008, now plans to get into self-driving cars in a big way. View More: Newsmakers News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More News Videos Tight-lipped […]