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Many Millions are Awakening, but Big Brother Continues to Advance

Many Millions are Awakening, but Big Brother Continues to Advance

According to this article in USA Today, as an example of Big Brother in the Classroom, the NY State Education Department has received over $40 million in federal and state grants to track its subjects “from preschool to college to the workforce and, potentially, throughout their lives.” By the end of 2015, the data should […]

The Case for a Constitutional Amendment to End “Corporate Personhood”

The Case for a Constitutional Amendment  to End “Corporate Personhood”

Viewpoint By Bill Haff The following information was compiled by Bill Haff, sick a member of the Ojai chapter of Move To Amend.  They are an activist group working to build national support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that would declare  corporations and labor unions (artificial entities) are not “persons,” and should not […]

Thinking about equality

Thinking about equality

Guest Editorial by Jim Sullivan Equality is a centuries-old idea, medications with a record of use  ranging  from Socrates (and earlier)  through today.  In the course of that record  it has had many  meanings.  The modern version of equality continues to have multiple  meanings  for the reason that as a general term it is too imprecise […]

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

By Bill Haff 12/08/13                               Photo: Upper Ojai Valley Oil Rig – photo courtesy CFROG Tensions over oil industry practices surfaced in Ojai recently when a new community group called Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) filed successful complaints against […]

Liberalism updated

Liberalism updated

By Jim Sullivan In an op-ed I wrote in September titled “How Liberals Perceive Economic Justice” I defined modern liberalism as a current manifestation of the philosophy, policies, and ideas espoused by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the New Deal. This article is an attempt to briefly summarize typical contemporary liberal positions and contrast them […]

How modern Liberals view Economic Justice

How modern Liberals view Economic Justice

By Jim Sullivan The term “liberal” has a four centuries long history from the Enlightenment through today, and involves philosophies ranging from “classical liberalism,” which would be considered conservative by today’s standards, to “modern liberalism” based on the ideas and policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Since we live in the modern age, we use the […]