Guest Commentary


The benefits of not working from home

I don’t care what the new study has found. Working from home is getting old for me.

Tax measure a boon for our state

Washington’s next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November.

Federal intervention hurts the economy

Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report — the worst monthly report in nearly six years.

Seeking conceal and carry rights in D.C.

“Why did we just file for a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Washington, D.C.?” said my friend as I walked with him and his wife to their posh Capitol Hill condo.

Lost opportunities are mounting

Recently, the Wall Street Journal pegged the economic value of fossil-fuel related projects which were rejected or withdrawn since 2012 at $33 billion.

Big government can't help or save you

Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons.

Court ruling protects our rights

The U.S. Supreme Court made a very important decision affecting farmers, ranchers and other rural residents earlier this week with nary a peep in state and national media.

Celebrating the freedom to picnic

Ah, summer has arrived and the picnic season is upon us. One of the most delightful ways to celebrate our freedom is to picnic.

Seeking answers for millennials

Today, more millennials are moving back home even though the economy is improving and wages are inching upward.

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Restroom debate prompts homeschool push

Debates over the U.S. government’s foreign and economic policies have recently taken a backseat to the debate over what bathroom transgender individuals should use.

Tips for a safe Memorial Day weekend trip

The good news this Memorial Day weekend is more than 38 million Americans are expected to travel, making the unofficial kickoff to summer this year the second busiest on record.

The ‘Little Sisters’ freedom fight

God bless the Little Sisters of the Poor. They just put our overzealous federal government back in its constitutional place.

Corporate sponsorship of national parks?

Whether I was a preschooler hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a young adult spelunking in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave or a father introducing his son to Shiloh National Military Park, I always believed I could enjoy America’s treasures without too much intrusion from Madison Avenue.

We should resist Obama’s edict

Today, President Obama’s administration is threatening our school districts — and every other district across the country — with legal action if they don’t obey his new edict on restroom use.

‘Angry Birds,’ the local reality show

The “Angry Birds” app-turned-movie opens soon as a feature-length film.