Writing at Forbes.com, James Taylor explains that the tornado that struck Oklahoma this week comes at the end of the end of the 12th month period with the fewest tornado strikes in U.S. history. Yet it was immediately linked by Senators Whitehouse and Boxer to global climate change. Taylor suggests that the evidence suggests either [...]
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Oregon’s experience with expanded Medicare has done little or nothing to improve the health of those benefiting from the expanded coverage. Read an analysis of what has been learned from the Oregon “experiment” in Commentary [here]. Read an editorial comment from today’s Wall Street Journal [here]. From the WSJ editoria: “On Wednesday the New England [...]
Originally published in National Review Online, April 11, 2013 – by Paul Rahe One hundred years ago today, Woodrow Wilson brought Jim Crow to the North. He had been inaugurated on March 4, 1913. At a cabinet meeting on April 11, his postmaster general, Albert S. Burleson, suggested that the new administration segregate the railway [...]
Originally published in The Oregonian, March 24, 2013 – Portland vs. Indianapolis, a tale of two budgets – By Allen Alley – Attending the monthly Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs breakfast meetings has become a pilgrimage for me. On display are the blossoming grass-roots businesses tended by first-time minority entrepreneurs aspiring to make a better [...]
The following piece by David R. Henderson, appeared in the Library of Economics and Liberty, March 4, 2013 – One of the most prevalent myths about economic freedom is that it inevitably leads to monopolies. Ask people why they believe that, and the odds are high that they will point to the “trusts” of the late [...]
Thomas Sowell on the politics of the sequester — http://www.JewishWorldReview.com |Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this [...]
Steven Stanek of The Heartland Institute interviews [here] Jim Huffman on the subject of Huffman’s article “The Disenfranchisement of Rural America” that appeared in Defining Ideas (reprinted here at Northwest Free Press).
Originally published in The Oregonian, February 8, 2013 – Coping with rising PERS costs and sagging tax revenues – by Dennis Richardson Oregon’s public retirement system and the legislators who must oversee it face a tough dilemma. The system is being squeezed from both sides — spiraling costs and falling revenues. Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement [...]
There has been much speculation and wonderment about Reed’s hiring of former Oregon attorney general, law professor and federal prosecutor John Kroger as its new president. But no one expected, though they should have, that the former prosecutor of bad guys would go after the college’s long standing traditions of (and reputation for) drug and [...]
Kirsten Powers, a self described liberal, provides a devastating critique of President Obama’s ongoing attack on Fox News. Being liberal, she says, means encouraging debate and dissent. Read Powers’ commentary here.