From Our Desk

November 27, 2018

THE HOMELESS TRAP

As Oregon’s economy is growing, so is the homeless. Unemployment is at an all-time low, still homelessness increases. What are we to make of this? There doesn’t seem to be a link between this cause and effect as politicians would have us believe. Homelessness is sure to be an issue in the next legislative session…..

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July 20, 2018

NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT, DO OR DIE?

So, what’s so wrong with the National Popular Vote? Much of the general public has bought into the marketing ploy of “equal representation” where every vote will count equally in opposing the Electoral College. But the proposed National Popular Vote Compact does not change the Electoral College, but it does change how votes are counted……

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August 16, 2018

GERRYMANDERING

The House of Representatives on the national level was designed to be a fair representation of a set geographical portion of the people (districts). States followed by establishing their House of Representatives in the same way. But, as the population shifts and grows, redistricting has become a political tool of the party in power……

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October 25, 2018

PLAYING THE ELECTION GAME

In this day of political adversity between parties, can a candidate from one major party honestly represent three major parties on the ballot? That is precisely what is happening. To make matters more confusing, the Secretary of State is proposing to add a Nonaffiliated Primary and having Minor Party Primaries…..