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L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | The East Is Flummoxed

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | The East Is Flummoxed

  by L. Neil Smith Foreign policy is not my cup of _kimchi_. In fact, this is the first time I can remember ever writing about it. Not even Europe figures significantly in my novels; future-wise, the Old World is irrelevant.  Like General Billy Mitchell, Homer Lea (look him up), and prophetic  others, I’ve always seen America […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | This Is Where I Came In

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | This Is Where I Came In

  By L. Neil Smith It’s happening again. And again and again and again. Goblins and mutants of various descriptions and apparent motivations invade  a public school or some other unprotected crowd somewhere, with whatever the politically incorrect Gun-of-the Month happens to be, killing or wounding pupils, teachers, or others by the dozen. Immediately (sometimes even before the fact, […]

Push underway to increase California school funding by billions

Push underway to increase California school funding by billions

  By John Fensterwald  Republished with permission | EdSource May 21, 2018 By the time he leaves office early next year, Gov. Jerry Brown will have achieved his goal of  “full funding” for his signature school financing law, the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula. But rather than hang a banner and declare victory, legislators and education […]

Sparks in the Divine Tragi-Comedy

Sparks in the Divine Tragi-Comedy

by Phil Erwin Last week’s most outrageous political conflict revolved around Trumpian remarks taken from a meeting the President had with a group of California lawmakers and law-enforcers, who met with Trump to discuss the difficulties of discharging their professional responsibilities under California’s so-called “sanctuary state” law. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims explained how “sanctuary” […]

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems

  By Paul Driessen Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal […]

“Evil” GE foods and “eco-friendly” Organics

“Evil” GE foods and “eco-friendly” Organics

  By Paul Driessen and Vijay Jayaraj Misrepresentations by radical greens promote myths of GE dangers and organic benefits Across the globe, genetically engineered (GE) crops face opposition from environmental and organic food activists, who claim the crops harm the environment and endanger human health. How factual are their claims? The evidence strongly supports GE […]

Net Neutrality For Thee, But Not For We

Net Neutrality For Thee, But Not For We

  by Thomas L. Knapp “Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of … yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Neutrality as implemented by the FCC in 2015 […]

Eber: An overdue time-out needed by American Society

Eber: An overdue time-out needed by American Society

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views,   Rueben Foster is a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. At the present time his immediate future with the team and perhaps with the entire league is in jeopardy because of an alleged domestic violence complaint from an ex girlfriend. She went to the police […]

School Bonds | Wake up Ventura… There’s A BILLION Dollars on the June 2018 Ballot!

School Bonds | Wake up Ventura… There’s A BILLION Dollars on the June 2018 Ballot!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla School bonds are for buildings! Not a DIME goes to kids! Not a PENNY to education! Where do our taxpayer dollars really go? Proponents of school bonds say “It’s for the kids!” But is this really true? Common sense and a  picture make the case AGAINST school bonds! Further, it […]

Note to Seattle: If You Want Less of Something, Tax it

Note to Seattle: If You Want Less of Something, Tax it

  by Thomas L. Knapp What’s the best way to help the homeless? While there are lots of reasons for homelessness in America, ranging from mental illness to the use of e.g. “sex offender registries” to put certain areas off-limits to certain people, poverty likely places high on the list — and a major cause […]

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