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Government “Shutdown?”

Government “Shutdown?”

Viewpoint By George Miller Are the Republicans trying to “shut down” the government? “Shutdown” is the highly misleading term bandied about by demagogues who wish to ram through spending in the form of a “Continuing Resolution” (CR) and blame opposition who were legitimately resisting a relatively small portion of  it. A CR is an omnibus […]

Republican mean-spirited, racist bill guts food stamp program, “taking the food out of mouths of our children, the poor …”

Republican mean-spirited, racist bill guts food stamp program, “taking the food out of mouths of our children, the poor …”

Viewpoint By George Miller … That’s the impression that one might easily form when reading a  recent press release from our Congresswoman, Julia Brownley (CA CD-26): The program discussed: “would slash nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that primarily helps feed children, seniors, the disabled, and our veterans. “ […]

Pros and Cons of Constitutional Conventions

Pros and Cons of Constitutional Conventions

Viewpoint By Bob & Christina Powers Mounting frustrations with the size and scope of the United States federal government have ebbed and flowed over the years with calls for a Constitutional Convention, touted as the solution for controlling an leviathan government.  Mark Levin’s current book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, promises a “quick […]

Watch Out – That Toad Has Rights

Watch Out – That Toad Has Rights

by Debra Tash The U.S. Wildlife Service will attend two community forums hosted by Congressman LaMalfa regarding the proposed critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population of the mountain yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad (pictured-left). This proposal will affect 1.7 million acres of federal lands, 1.2 of non-federal lands […]

Viewpoint: Liberal Pundit Slams Surveillance Policy

Viewpoint: Liberal Pundit Slams Surveillance Policy

By George Miller Anyone tracking what passes for MainStream “news” today could scarcely fail to notice the furor over NSA and other government extensive surveillance, not only of foreign terrorists, domestic terrorits and criminals- but EVERYONE. Yes, at this time it is evident that nearly all phone calls and electronic communications are being monitored. What’s […]

The GOP Divide is Serious and Real

The GOP Divide is Serious and Real

Opinion By Stephen Frank This is one time the pundits, generic strategists and activists are all on the same page and with the same view:  Republicans are divided and in trouble.  Issues like abortion and amnesty have so divided the Party, clinic that folks, on both sides of those issues; say if they lose, they […]