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Why Not Sustainability in a Spending Limit?

Why Not Sustainability in a Spending Limit?

  By Jon Coupal Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the keynote address at a sustainability summit hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council. While the summit focused on California’s environmental, energy and water policy, we have to wonder whether the governor will exert the same effort in support of fiscal sustainability now that he […]

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

California’s Drought and Plastic Bag Bans

 . . Last January, a Drought State of Emergency was declared in California which called on Californians to conserve and reduce water usage by 20%. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, California is facing a serious drought and that there is simply not enough water to meet the needs of farmers, communities, and […]

Who Wears the White Hats?

Who Wears the White Hats?

. . . By Michael Greer Leftists like to characterize themselves as the “compassionate party”. They care about the poor, they care about women’s reproductive rights, they care about income inequality, they care about fairness. Or do they??  The left believes government should solve all “problems”. They look for problems to solve, even when the […]

Restaurants Shouldn’t Serve Cheap Sandwiches

Restaurants Shouldn’t Serve Cheap Sandwiches

Gregory J. Welborn Let’s take Costco.  By all accounts, it’s a great place to work offering a great environment an above-minimum-wage scale.  But for the national debate on this issue what’s missing is that they can afford to do this.  As reported by Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute, Costco charges its members an […]

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

. By Camille Harris The Granny Flat program proposes to create “Have Nots” while further enriching the “Haves.” To wit, after receiving factually based legal opinions from highly esteemed national law firms, and understanding they are putting Ventura’s coffers at risk, Ventura’s city staff  will still recommend continuing two aberrations of the second unit program […]

The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

Editor’s Note: Thank you for all your hard work–and expect even more work in overcoming the falsehoods that will be pumped out there through the mainstream press and other media. By Carla Bonney First, let’s send a,  “Congratulations” to all of you for your support and aid in gathering signatures for the Pension Reform Initiative.  […]

Filing Tax Returns crosses party lines–it’s a pain in the neck

Filing Tax Returns crosses party lines–it’s a pain in the neck

By Jon Coupal In filing his tax returns, Donald Rumsfeld included a letter to the IRS stating, “As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.” Now critics of the former secretary of defense and member of […]

California Senate Bill SB 1017 = higher gas prices at the pump

California Senate Bill SB 1017 = higher gas prices at the pump

  The Senate Education committee plans to vote on SB 1017 this Thursday, April 24th. If you have not yet reached out to your legislators and members of the Education Committee, click here to tell them to vote no with an easy-to-use tool from Californians Against Higher Oil Taxes.      From the Coalition of […]

Under Western Skies

Under Western Skies

  By L. Neil Smith        It’s a movie cliche as old as the hills. The very first western film adventure, made by Thomas Edison in his rotating New Jersey studio, was about a train robbery. The second almost certainly told the story I’m about to describe and which we’ve all seen a […]

Joyous Season

Joyous Season

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