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Keep local taxes for local schools – support proposed ballot measure

Keep local taxes for local schools – support proposed ballot measure

By John Fensterwald Credit: iStockphoto.com The parent activists who formed Educate Our State say it’s time for the state to stop robbing Peter to pay Paul. Peter, stuff in their view, for sale being the schools and the theft being billions in property taxes. The San Francisco-based parent organization is circulating an initiative for the November […]

Homeschooling – The Spirit of ’76

Homeschooling – The Spirit of ’76

by Brian Kearsey Why do people homeschool? How do they homeschool? While the answers are as varied as the people who do it, they all have one common trait: the pioneering spirit that is America’s unique heritage. The revival of homeschooling is a return to the principles of individual liberty and responsibility that catapulted a […]

Libertarian Businessman Says Goodbye to California with the New Year

Libertarian Businessman Says Goodbye to California with the New Year

By Scott Shackford   Libertarian businessman and park privatization advocate Warren Meyer is celebrating the new year by getting the heck out of California, like so many other businesses. He posted the many reasons why it’s so hard to do business in the Golden State, particularly in Ventura County, on his blog. Here’s a sampling of some of […]

Could happen in Ventura County, too: SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity

Could happen in Ventura County, too: SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity

Viewpoint By Mac Slavo (Pictured: Armored Nuisance Abatement Team – similar vehicles are in use across the United States) The dream of many Americans is to get out of the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. And what better dream to have than to move your family outside of city limits to the […]

What is a Healthcare Right?

What is a Healthcare Right?

Viewpoint By Philip Erwin Tune in to any news pundit-orama these days, and you are bound to encounter bickering about Obamacare; and in many of these “frank” discussions, you are likely to hear at least one “informed” mouthpiece trumpeting this presumed “truth”:  That “healthcare” is a citizen’s right. Ah, but is it? Our Declaration of […]

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

By Debra Tash If there’s a bad idea that comes out of our California legislature better than even money, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has authored it.  Sustainable Communities Investment Authority, Senate Bill 1: “Sustainable Communities Investment Authority” It was co-authored by Steinberg and Senator Mark DeSaulnier.  Just when you thought Governor Brown buried […]

Changing of the guard at the Federal Reserve

Changing of the guard at the Federal Reserve

Viewpoint By George Miller Hearings for Janet Yellen’s nomination to replace current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are underway.  National attention has instead been focused on the spectacular failures of Obamacare, along with its websites and sign-up systems, so Yellen’s confirmation hearings, which have profound importance,  have occurred in relative obscurity and approval is almost […]

Obamacare seems to work in California–if you believe government press releases

Obamacare seems to work in California–if you believe government press releases

Viewpoint by Stephen Frank on 11/13/2013 The media is buying the scam that 59,000 Californians “signing up” for high priced and inferior health care plan.  This article is an example of press release journalism.  “While the national website for the Affordable Care Act has had well-publicized problems, California’s apparently is sailing right along with nary a glitch, its […]

Why ObamaCare is a fantastic success

Why ObamaCare is a fantastic success

Viewpoint By Wayne Allyn Root Published October 21, 2013 There are two major political parties in America. I’m a member of the naïve, stupid, and cowardly one. I’m a Republican. How stupid is the GOP? They still don’t get it.   I told them 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The […]

“Shutdown” Kabuki Theater

“Shutdown” Kabuki Theater

Viewpoint By George Miller The just-completed faux government “shutdown” ritual and resolution was reminiscent of a stylized, salve traditional Japanese Kabuki Theater production. Looking beyond the “shutdown’s” end and passage of still another buck-passing continuing resolution to supposedly avoid a default, doctor the following is offered: There would be no default unless Obama wanted it that […]