The Northwest Connection

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My black brother who lives in Baltimore said something that has stuck with me. He said, “I am tired of having to show people (whites) that I am not like them (black thugs).” His comment was made to convince me that NFL players have valid reasons for protesting our country.

I told my brother it is not white America’s fault that blacks commit more crimes than any other race except whites. Blacks are only 13% of the population.

White Americans did not burden my brother with having to constantly show he is not a thug, blacks did. Like our dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus, my brother is highly respected in his community; awarded for his service as commissioner of his county’s youth football league. However, my brother does dress urban style; causal attire typical of inner city blacks. No, he does not wear his pants below his butt. Continue reading

Lori Porter

Lori Porter, Parent Rights In Education

If you missed signing the parental rights amendment, we urge you to read below and learn more about this amendment.

Please visit and learn more about the Parental Rights Amendment and sign their petition. In Oregon our parental rights are under assault by Governor Brown, Oregon legislators, government agencies, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Basic Rights Oregon, Cascade Aids Project and other entities. These organizations are threatening the safety, well-being and corrupt the innocence of our children by legislating away our parental rights and conferring them on our children and then controlling the children via public school programs, curriculum and policies. For example, children in Oregon can receive contraceptive care at any age without parental knowledge or consent. A 15-year-old in Oregon can have a sex change without parental knowledge or consent. Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating

Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision on managing ANWR’s 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, which has enormous oil and gas potential and is important summertime wildlife habitat. Continue reading

Art Crino

Cecil Rhodes, a multi-millionaire, resided in South Africa. His goal was to spread the British way of life over as much of Africa as possible. Just north of South Africa was Southern Rhodesia. In 1890, Rhodes sent an expedition to occupy Southern Rhodesia. The expedition went to a land lacking in roads, bridges, telegraph lines and electricity. The inhabitants were totally illiterate, dressed in skins, and living in huts made from sticks, mud and thatch. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

Climate alarmists have always been a strange lot, closely adhering to the prevailing story-line, when they surely know that it is nonsense or, at the very best, impressively weak. When I have asked Oregon’s premier climate alarmist, Oregon State University Professor Phil Mote, a question and he has not attempted to run away, he will pull out the latest volume from the UN IPCC and quote chapter and verse. When I have asked one of his assistants, Associate Professor Andreas Schmittner, if he will distance himself from the worst of the excesses on the alarmist side, he emphatically will not. It is this mentality that says to their fellow scientists that they are a breed apart. Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

Special interests blatantly misrepresent President Trump and Interior Secretary’s actions

Acting on recommendations by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on December 4 President Trump significantly reduced the size of two enormous areas in Utah that Presidents Clinton and Obama had set aside as limited-access, no-development zones under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Continue reading

Sue and settle schemes reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their allies have been apoplectic about it.

Many of these groups have grown from grassroots citizen movements to gigantic cash-flush conglomerates, with much of the cash coming from the government they appear or pretend to be fighting. Many now have separate legal arms with hundreds of attorneys, whose primary job is to sue the government and keep the cash flowing. They are part of the $13-billion-per-year U.S. environmental industry and lobby. Continue reading

Bruce’s Candy Kitchen in Cannon Beach

I just came back home after being away for two nights and three days. The feeling of refreshment and renewal felt so good that it inspired me to write this story for you.

This year has been a challenging one as I am sure many of you can relate. In addition to the normal challenges of everyday life, my son went off to college, and I went through the turnstiles at various hospitals. We all will go through similar circumstances; the difference being the intensity and the duration. Continue reading

Rudolph: The full story

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” popularly known as “Santa’s ninth reindeer,” is usually depicted as a young calf with a glowing red nose who barely has antlers. He is the lead reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. The luminosity of his nose is so great that it illuminates the team’s path through even the worst winter weather. Continue reading

“New England Patriots” Nutcracker

Mary Jo Conniff

The modern-day nutcracker was introduced to the United States after WW2, when our soldiers brought them home from Europe as souvenirs for friends and family. The originals were artists’ creations as decorations in Germany, and the beautiful sculptures have become a Christmas staple since Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” and the ballet created in its name is performed every year during the gorgeous wintry holiday season. I doubt that there is one single household that doesn’t have at least one non-functioning nutcracker in their home. Continue reading

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