28 May

Do teacher unions really ben...

During the recent primary election the Oregon Education Association (OEA) got what it wanted by defeating Ballot Measure 13 and electing Susan Castillo to Superintendent of Public Instruction. Although the OEA's effectiveness is admirabl...

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21 May

What if they held an electio...

Voter apathy is the popular explanation for low voter turnout. As the director of publications at a public policy think tank, I am as far from apathetic as you can get. I withheld my vote on purpose for several good, responsible reasons....

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14 May

Lesson from New Zealand: Plo...

President Bush showed his anti-consumer, anti-taxpayer side on Monday, May 13: he signed legislation that increased farm subsidies by $83 billion. This legislation, supported by Oregon's U.S. Senators Smith and Wyden, and Representatives...

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07 May

School funding waltz: Measur...

Political candidates and editorial boards across the state blame Measure 5 for centralizing education funding in Salem. Although the initiative did give the state a greater role in school funding, a number of other changes have also furt...

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30 Apr

Drug prohibition, cigarette ...

When U.S. Drug Czar John Walters spoke in Portland last Friday he touched on the theme of his administration's ad campaign: that if you use illegal drugs you're helping to finance terrorism. He could have more accurately said that if you...

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23 Apr

PERS: Let's talk soluti...

Gubernatorial candidate Ron Saxton deserves praise for making the state's financially insolvent Public Employees Retirement System a campaign issue. The fact that PERS threatens to bankrupt Oregon cities, counties and school districts is...

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16 Apr

Westside story shows land us...

Recently the Westside Economic Alliance and others sponsored an economic "summit" to examine the economy of the Portland metro region. The centerpiece was a presentation by economist Joe Cortright. Cortright's extensive research showed ...

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