So say Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel in today’s Daily Caller.
Originally published in The Oregonian, November 29, 2012 – Both state and federal leaders have ‘fiscal cliffs’ to manage – Now that the elections are behind us, the attention of the winners must turn to the job at hand — nationally and in Oregon. Curiously enough, the challenges facing the country and the state are [...]
Originally published in The Oregonian, November 17, 2012 – Oregon schools: Are we putting money into staff at student expense? Writing in Sunday’s Oregonian, Susan Nielsen says that Governor Kitzhaber and the Legislature face a parent rebellion if they don’t figure out how to reduce class sizes pronto. (“As Kitzhaber plans for later, parents ask [...]
As Washington Post columnist Charles Lane wrote in his post-election piece “The 2012 Catch 22”: “There are two Americas, with conflicting value systems and deep contempt for each other.” AKA Hunter S. Thompson’s fear and loathing. Notwithstanding the partisan divide, some say a demographic Rubicon has been passed. Pat Buchanan has been warning about it [...]
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in extending preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Acts of 1965. That provision requires states with a history of discrimination to get federal government approval before changing its voting procedures. Read a report in The National Law Journal here.
Originally published in The Daily Caller, November 5, 2012 – Jim here. This is my last shout-out to you before the election. No, really, I mean it. This is it. The election is tomorrow. I’ve got to get back to all the things I put aside while reading and responding to your barrage of email [...]
Writing at The Huffington Post, reprinted here from aei.org, Christinia Hoff Summers debunks the myth that women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in comparable jobs. According to Summers the wage gap is much smaller or maybe even totally gone.
The Daily Caller offers its top ten list of ballot measures across the nation — from The Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act on the ballot in Los Angeles County to a proposed constitutional ban on income taxes in New Hampshire. Read the top ten list here.
NPR has produced maps showing the relative influence of each state in terms of electoral votes and PAC spending. Oregon gets smaller on the electoral vote map and disappears on the PAC spending map. The latter means that young Oregonians are likely not sad about too much Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.