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    The Perils of Progressive Policies

    As of right now, so-called progressives have been in charge of Portland for decades, the Oregon Legislature for years, the U.S. Senate and Congress and

    Upholding the Social Contract

    There are certain expectations that come from living in a free society. The most important is that, as long as you work hard, obey the

    All Eyes on Clackamas

    Even though much of Clackamas County is rural in nature, it’s considered part of the Portland metropolitan area. The “tri-county area” consists of Clackamas, Washington

    The Myth of Induced Demand

    Did you know that, at one point, there were multiple other freeways planned for the Portland metropolitan area? It’s true. If the transportation systems envisioned

    Of Results and Intentions

    If it’s true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then it must not have very many potholes. Time and time again,

    Fleeing from a Free-for-All

    Over the past year, I’ve written about the decriminalization of two of the biggest problems facing the residents of the Portland metropolitan area and Oregon—drug