Indiana’s “Limited Government” Governor To Start State-Run News Agency

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is supposed to be a champion of limited government. So why is he starting up a state run news agency?

Voters In Washington, D.C. And Oregon, And Probably Alaska, Approve Marijuana Legalization

Big victories for advocates of marijuana legalization.

Maine Yet Again Likely To Elect A Governor Who Most People Didn’t Vote For, And That’s Okay

For the ninth time since 1974, the next Governor of Maine will likely be elected with less than 50% of the vote.

A 29 Year Old Woman Is Choosing To Die Rather Than Suffer Through Terminal Cancer

A 29 year old woman will end her life in less than a month. That should be her choice.

Eyewitness Testimony: Don’t Believe Your Eyes

Contrary to popular belief, eyewitness testimony is often quite unreliable.

Portland Dumps 38 Million Gallons of Water Over 16 Ounces of Urine

Portland, Oregon government officials and USA Today headline writers are innumerate.

Maine (Or At Least One City) Next To Decriminalize Marijuana?

Portland, Maine seems to about to make some progress in the fight against dumb laws.

Royal Navy Updates Nelson’s Toast

For two centuries, British sailors have toasted their “wives and sweethearts.” No more.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Clown Wars Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

FBI Sting Operation Nabs Another Supposed Terrorist

A Bangladeshi man was arrested yesterday in New York for an apparent plot to bomb Federal Buildings. The entire plot was an FBI sting operation.

One Year Later, The Failure Of Occupy Wall Street Is Apparent

The Occupy movement began one year ago today. It’s no surprise that it ended up being a failure.

Road Closures and Presidential Fundraising

Major metropolitan areas are routinely shut down for presidential fundraisers.

Simpsons Home Town: Springfield, Oregon

Shockingly, the “Springfield” in the long-running sittcom “The Simpsons” is Springfield, Oregon, near where creator Matt Groening grew up.

Terrorist Plot, Or Homeland Security Theater?

When the FBI essentially creates a terrorist in order to arrest him, have we really accomplished anything?

Most Educated American Cities

College towns and lily white enclaves top the list of best educated cities.

Mark Hatfield Dead at 89

Former Oregon governor and long-time US Senator Mark Hatfield has died.

Congressman David Wu Urged to Get Psychiatric Help

Oregon Congressman David Wu was showing signs of mental breakdown during his recent re-election campaign.

America’s Most Walkable Cities Our Best Cities?

The most walkable cities in America are also the most successful.

Where Are America’s Pubs? Why, America of Course.

Some DC based hipsters want to know why America doesn’t have good pubs like in London. It turns out, they’re everywhere.

Oregon: Plasma Screen Sports, Covered Wagon Academics

While the University of Oregon’s athletic programs are flourishing in a seas of green, its academic programs are woefully underfunded.

Terrorist Plot, Or Entrapment?

Another FBI sting operation results in the arrest of a “terrorist,” or did it create a crime where none existed before?

Feds Foil Oregon Bomb Attempt

Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting.

USS Cole Attack: 10 Years Ago Today

It’s been a decade since al Qaeda attacked the USS Cole, killing 17 American sailors. The perpetrators are still at large.

When Government Hands You Lemons

According to health inspectors in Portland, Oregon, this little girl is potentially a threat to your health and safety.

Al Gore Won’t Be Charged in Sexual Assault Case

Portland authorities have decided, for a second time, that there isn’t enough evidence to charge Al Gore with sexual assault in a 2006 case.

Iroquois Passports OK in UK, Not USA

The Iroquois lacrosse team has been caught in a classic Catch-22. The U.S. government won’t recognize their passports and they won’t use U.S. passports as a matter of principle.

Al Gore Sex Scandal: Evidence Thin

Al Gore has been accused of sexually assaulting a “masseuse” in a Portland hotel room.

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