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The Judicial Rebellion

The Judicial Rebellion

  By Tom Trinko | Originally published in American Thinker, January 13, 2018 We are witnessing a treasonous rebellion by leftist judges who are declaring the last election null and void. At the core of these traitors’ arguments is the belief that the people do not have the right to express their views through the electoral process. […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Ventura County | An Open Letter

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Ventura County | An Open Letter

  By Deborah Baber Savalla   Dear Honorable Members of the MLK Committee of Ventura County, Neighbors, Friends, and Fellow County Residents, I moved here four years ago to live full time after being in New York City for over 30 years.Yesterday was my first Martin Luther King Day celebration experience in Ventura County. It was […]

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

    by Ed Ring, California Policy Center  When speaking about pension burdens on California’s cities and counties, a perennial question is how much are the costs going to increase? In recent years, California’s biggest pension system, CalPERS, has offered “Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports” that purport to answer that question. Notwithstanding the fact that CalPERS […]

Tempest in a Teapot: A Sh*thole by any other name

Tempest in a Teapot: A Sh*thole by any other name

    By Girdis Eckstein That tempest line came to mind after listening to the news for the second day. Oh, my, how the little news-worms carried on. At first I thought the country had been covered with shameful, foul language that we should never live down. Then, what was the tempestuous event that had […]

Rob McCoy:  “Build the Wall”

Rob McCoy:  “Build the Wall”

    By Michael Hernandez NEWBURY PARK—“No one should be able to enter your home illegally or your sovereign country illegally,” said Councilman Rob McCoy.  “If you want to enter America, you must abide by the laws, as we abide by the laws.  We must sustain the laws to establish a society of equals.” The […]

Student Debt Slavery II | Time to Level the Playing Field

Student Debt Slavery II | Time to Level the Playing Field

  . By Ellen Brown This is the second in a two-part article on the debt burden America’s students face. Read Part 1 here. The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells through bankruptcy and […]

Local News | One Reader’s Suggested Source

Local News | One Reader’s Suggested Source

 By Timothy Bond | Thousand Oaks As we move into 2018, I know a way folks can help “move the needle” in our communities towards more fair reporting. Support sources which try to give all viewpoints a chance to be assessed by the reader. I hope all of us try to filter the news better this year, […]

This ‘Unprofessional’ Case Against Western Ranchers Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government

This ‘Unprofessional’ Case Against Western Ranchers Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government

Governments are prone to abuse, especially when unchecked. … in the Bundy case acted with “incredible bias” and likely broke the law, as The Daily Caller News Foundation reported The level of malfeasance of which one of its own accused the Bureau of Land Management …

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

    By Dr. Kevin McNamee Marijuana legislation made it more available to our youth capturing their  hearts and minds during a critical time for brain and life-skill development. No longer do teens get their pleasure from getting good grades, learning a skill, helping others, hitting a baseball, reading a book. Their “feel good” comes from […]

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

  By Robert Hodson | Thousand Oaks   Immigration policy is daily news. I offer a pragmatic solution. 1.  Exercise the legal right and fundamental obligation of every nation to secure its borders. 2.  For persons brought illegally to this country as minor children (the so-called Dreamers  and DACA Recipients ), create a permanent resident status […]