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Oregon tea party ignites passions

March 18, 2010 by

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Awesome article in the Tribune about the local Tea Party movement, including Americans for Prosperity and the 9-12 Project! (How did they manage to give a shout out to Geoff Ludt and Jeff Kropf, and forget Jeff Reynolds?) Democrats dismiss them as cranky right-wingers and nut cases. Libertarians hail them as new recruits to the […]

America’s unhappiest city: Portland, OR

March 9, 2010 by

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We’re number #1!   Oh, wait….. According to Bloomberg: Portland Oregon Overall rank: 1* Depression rank: 1 Suicide rank: 12 Crime (property and violent) rank: 24 Divorce rate rank: 4 Cloudy days: 222 Unemployment rate (December 2008): 7.8% The “People’s Republic of Portland” shouldn’t be so modest!   On the Left coast, we work really hard to chase evil, exploitive capitalist […]

Oregon will test 11th-graders using 10th-grade tests

March 8, 2010 by

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When students are failing in even the most basic grade level subjects, what is the solution? Cut the bureaucratic red tape and give the power back to parents and teachers who actually KNOW their students, how they learn best and what they need? Give parents the choice to send their kids to any school they want, throwing in a […]

Oregon state spending on unsustainable path

March 4, 2010 by

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Another reason for conservatives to take back the legislature in Oregon (and every other state run by tax-and-spend statists)! The Portland Tribune reports: Huge budget shortfalls have become a tradition for Oregon’s state government – and the latest prediction from Salem is that they will continue for as far as the eye can see. State Rep. […]