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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 […]

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 […]