12 Dec

QuickPoint! – “They Left Out...

By Kathryn Hickok Bull market? Bear market? Growth? Uncertainty? What does 2019 have in store? Economies are described in numbers, percentages, and quarterly comparisons. But the picture is richer than dollar values of production and...

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07 Dec

Lessons in Education from Ga...

By Miranda Bonifield Cascade Policy Institute has supported parental choice in K-12 education since 1991. In fact, it’s the issue that convinced founder Steve Buckstein of the need for a free-market think tank in Oregon. But would you h...

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05 Dec

Fake Leadership...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown’s proposed two-year general fund budget for 2019-21 requests $23.6 billion. That is an increase of 12.4% over the current level, which was the largest budget in Oregon history when it was adop...

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28 Nov

School Choice Improves Stude...

By Miranda Bonifield If you’ve done your homework on school choice, you know it’s been linked with improved student safety, improved quality of public schools, and academic performance. But another compelling virtue of school choice, re...

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21 Nov

The Story Behind Thanksgivin...

By Kathryn Hickok The quintessential American holiday, Thanksgiving evolved from the Pilgrims’ celebrations to thank God for the harvests that saved Plymouth Colony. What most people didn’t learn in school is that nearly half the Mayflo...

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16 Nov

TriMet’s New Electric Buses ...

By John A. Charles, Jr. The TriMet board recently voted to replace the agency’s entire bus fleet with battery-electric buses by 2040. Since each electric bus is more than twice as expensive as a standard diesel bus, this decision will c...

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08 Nov

Survey Shows Florida Scholar...

By Kathryn Hickok Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program currently helps more than a hundred thousand of the state’s most disadvantaged students to get a better education through privately funded scholarships, making it the largest pr...

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