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Americans Say This Is Most Important Problem Facing US

Americans Say This Is Most Important Problem Facing US

By Rachel Stoltzfoos Americans named “government” as the most important problem facing the country for the fourth month in a row. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ Almost 1 in 5 Americans polled by Gallup last week said “dissatisfaction with government” is the most important problem, erectile topping the economy (11 percent), unemployment (10 percent) and […]

The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

By Michael Greer Saturday I drove to Santa Barbara for a brunch where the Director of News Operations at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Don Katich was going to speak about the newspaper’s recent battles for free speech. Santa Barbara is my home town. I was raised in Santa Barbara, I graduated from Santa Barbara High […]

The Making of American Sniper: A conversation on our military and those who serve

The Making of American Sniper: A conversation on our military and those who serve

By Michael Greer On Tuesday night, tadalafil AFA’s Cinema Gateway hosted: “The Making of American Sniper” at a lovely private home in Beverly Hills. There was a cocktail hour followed by a sumptuous dinner with the evening’s speaker Andrew McLaren. Andrew McLaren served with and became a close friend of Chris Kyle. He was a […]

E-Mail, Shmee-Mail – Why Should We Care?

E-Mail, Shmee-Mail – Why Should We Care?

By Phil Erwin We now know that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept her own e-mail server, apparently at her residence, well beyond the reach of meddlesome Republicans. Whether that means beyond the reach of any hackers is not so clear, since it wasn’t behind a government firewall. Who set it up? Who maintained it? […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Elephant in the Parlor

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Elephant in the Parlor

By L.Neil Smith Somebody has to say it. Everybody has been dancing around it nervously for weeks, each and every one of them desperately afraid of … what? I don’t know exactly what: the plain truth, I guess, political and historical We all speak so easily about the highly abstract reasons for respecting the Second […]

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

by Nina Danza A levee project along the Santa Clara River is proposed by the County Watershed Protection District (Ventura County) to contain storm water for the sole purpose of reducing flood insurance requirements to neighborhoods in Oxnard. The levees would be built from about Hwy 101 for 2 miles downstream mostly on the south […]

Social Security or Insecurity?

Social Security or Insecurity?

By Logan McFadden The Social Security Trust Fund has been used as a pass-through account. The federal government has taken $2.7 trillion for non-Social Security purposes. These funds, viagra needed to pay current and future benefits, were collected through payroll taxes paid by employees and employers. It is widely and erroneously believed that these payroll […]

Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

by John Hrabe . A group of state lawmakers wants to single out “The Coke Side of Life” for a mandatory warning label that could send the Pepsi Generation to unhealthy beverages. State Senator Bill Monning, shop D-Carmel, and seven of his Democratic colleagues have proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which would prevent sodas from being sold […]

Should Twitter Banish ISIS Fans, Or Track Them?

Should Twitter Banish ISIS Fans, Or Track Them?

By Ivan Plis . A new study of online support for Islamic State terrorists contains surprising implications for stopping recruitment, online as well as for using social media as an intelligence tool. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ The paper, published by the Brookings Institution on Thursday, tracks tens of thousands of Twitter accounts […]

Flower Bath

Flower Bath

By Brynne Betz Your feet are bare so the dew-laden grass tickles as you walk. You smile like a little kid– a little naughty, a little forbidden peeking through. Then you bite your lip, planning your next move, your eyes darting up to the tree, then down to the tufts of white near its base. […]