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Progressive All Star Game

Progressive All Star Game

By Richard Eber Welcome to the 1st Annual California Progressive All Star Game which pits ultra liberal freedom fighters against their dwindling number of political foes. This year’s team was very difficult to make as there are so many qualified leftists to fill the squad. With the input of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, this contingent is well qualified to assist their […]

Trump Takes on the Fed

Trump Takes on the Fed

  By Ellen Brown The president has criticized Federal Reserve policy for undermining his attempts to build the economy. The best way to make the central bank serve the needs of the economy is to make it a public utility. For nearly half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the “independent” Federal Reserve; but […]

Twisted Political Petitions Threaten Democracy

Twisted Political Petitions Threaten Democracy

  By Rich Eber I am being hit up on my cell phone and email by those attempting to garner my signature on so called petitions.  In reality these pleas are blatant attempts to solicit contributions to a political candidate or cause. Even dolling out few bucks makes me feel like a philanthropist hanging out […]

Global Warming Not Our Most Pressing Concern

Global Warming Not Our Most Pressing Concern

  By Tom Harris In an interview with the Vatican News service published on July 4, former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore said, “the climate crisis is now the biggest existential challenge humanity has ever faced.”  We often hear that man-made climate change is our greatest threat. But according to the latest Gallup poll, very few people in the […]

‘Stand Your Ground’ | A Good Law for Bad Situations

‘Stand Your Ground’ | A Good Law for Bad Situations

  by Thomas L. Knapp On July 26, Michael Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in a Clearwater, Florida parking lot. Pinellas County sheriff Bob Gualtieri declined to charge Drejka, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Outrage ensued. It was just an argument over a parking spot, some say, hinting that the whole thing […]

The First Amendment Saved the Second Amendment | What’s Next?

The First Amendment Saved the Second Amendment | What’s Next?

  by Thomas L. Knapp “It’s impossible to effectually outlaw guns,” I wrote in 2015, “without also outlawing writing, speaking and thinking about guns.” I was referring to a US State Department censorship order requiring Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed to remove 3D printing files for the plastic “Liberator” pistol from the Internet. With the […]

No dues without political representation

No dues without political representation

  By Larry Sand A few years back I was on a panel with then California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, who mentioned during his talk that about 35 percent of his union’s membership was Republican which is roughly the way the rest of the state lines up politically. That means there are about 100,000 right-of-center teachers […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Mysteries of the Socialist ‘Mind’

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Mysteries of the Socialist ‘Mind’

  by L. Neil Smith For an individual supposedly sporting a bachelor’s degree in economics and “international relations” (whatever the hell that is), Congressional wannabe and Democratic Socialist _wunderkind_ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to know very little about either. Asked about economics, for example, the crazy-eyed cutie immediately falls back on the worst kind of Marxo-Keynesian garbage, and, frustrated by her grievous […]

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

By Raven West Too busy to travel to Napa or France for wine tasting, why not let Napa Valley and Burgundy wines come to you? Bin110 Wines is a wine lovers dreams come true, in home wine tastings. Not just Napa Valley wines, but wines from Sonoma’s famous Russian River Valley or Los Carneros region. […]

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

  By Richard Colman The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, states:  “No person shall. . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Apparently, the Constitution does not apply in Northern California (and perhaps elsewhere). In […]