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California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

    By Michele Hanisee The “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018″ will appear on the 2020 ballot, as the failure of some Registrars to timely validate signatures prevented it from qualifying from the 2018 ballot. The initiative will make commonsense changes to fix problems caused by AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57. While […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective                                        CORE historical fight against Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunctions In 2004 our group, Chiques Organizing for Rights & Equality (CORE) […]

Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

  by Thomas L. Knapp For nearly four decades, since the Reagan administration, some among America’s “school choice” movement have advocated for the use of “voucher” systems to give parents more control over their children’s education. Various jurisdictions around the country have implemented the concept, with varying (and much-debated) results. Most opposition to vouchers comes, […]

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

  by Thomas L. Knapp Say what you will about President Donald J. Trump — his politics, his policies, his business dealings, his personal peccadilloes — the man  demonstrated possession of a heart when he commuted the sentence of grandmother Alice Johnson 21 years into her life term for non-violent drug offenses. He’s asked protesting […]

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

  by Thomas L. Knapp As US President Donald Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s critics continue to inveigh against what they consider an illicitly close relationship between the two, a perspective stemming from the “Russiagate” scandal drummed up by supporters of Hillary Clinton to explain her defeat […]

6 Big Changes Coming To Public Schools And Politics Thanks To The Supreme Court’s Union Smashdown

6 Big Changes Coming To Public Schools And Politics Thanks To The Supreme Court’s Union Smashdown

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Freedom—Quality—Results—Education Geared to Individuals/NOT Special Interest The Janus decision has changed education for years to come.  Special interests will no longer decide what teachers can do in the classroom—that is now up to the parents and District.  No excuses for bad results.  Parents will have choices […]

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown crows about a $9 billion budget surplus, a $16 billion rainy day fund—but still approves a $60 million increased tax on cell phones.  We have the highest poverty rate in the nation—and with 12 million people, the highest number of people living in poverty […]

Gerrymandering in the United States

Gerrymandering in the United States

    By Jim Sullivan There is no such thing as a perfect political system, and the United States is no exception to that rule.  As a matter of fact, both the United States and India are currently widely considered to be dysfunctional democracies. We need not look far for evidence of political dysfunction in […]

The Worldwide Divide Between Government Minimalists and Socialist Government ‘Maximalists’

The Worldwide Divide Between Government Minimalists and Socialist Government ‘Maximalists’

    By Sigrid Weidenweber America’s division into two diametrically opposed entities is, after all, taken from the same playbook providing the intellectual war fought in Europe. When cogently analyzed, one finds it to be a chasm in intellectual cognition between progressive elitists and the people they govern, having reached power through intellectual deceit. This […]

Lawmakers Reconcile On California Net Neutrality Measure

Lawmakers Reconcile On California Net Neutrality Measure

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The Confederate State of California is going to have its own Internet policies.  Chaos?  You can not imagine the amount of chaos this will cause nationally—with California having one set of rules—and the rest of the country and world with another.  Expect lots of lawsuits—but also […]

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