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Critics pan ‘Patriots Day’ for portraying America as good, terrorists as evil

Critics pan ‘Patriots Day’ for portraying America as good, terrorists as evil

Some critics are taking shots at “Patriots Day” – the thriller starring Mark Wahlberg about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the manhunt for the terrorists in the aftermath of the attack – for its unapologetic portrayal of America as a force for good in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism. Writing at BuzzFeed, Anne […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 events and closures

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 events and closures

Below is a list of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as well as information regarding City of Oxnard closures on Jan. 16, 2017, for the holiday. Through Jan. 19: Book Displays Highlighting Dr. King’s Legacy, Downtown Oxnard Main Library, 251 S. A St. Jan. 12: Screening of “Dr. Martin Luther King […]

Ann Coulter’s “In Trump We Trust” now available in book stores

Ann Coulter’s “In Trump We Trust” now available in book stores

By Michael Hernandez Ann Coulter’s “In Trump We Trust” is now available in book stores.  The conservative columnist and best-selling author’s message for the Republican elites:  “Follow Trump’s lead or face extinction.” “The GOP will either follow his lead and end up a better, stronger party or it will go the way of the Whigs.  […]

Alfonso Guilin:  Ezee,  A Family Saga of Hope and Faith

Alfonso Guilin:  Ezee,  A Family Saga of Hope and Faith

By Sheryl Hamlin Alfonso Guilin’s unique life experiences in agribusiness, religion, politics and family have provided background for another novel. His successful previous works were reviewed here. Unlike previous works whose plots and characters were regional in scope, this new novel spans continents and generations and makes generous use of coincidence … or is it […]

The works (so far) of L. Neil Smith

The works (so far) of L. Neil Smith

Editor’s note: Some readers have asked about our regular columnist L. Neil Smith’s other works. He obligingly sent a list of books (below). He has also written many, many articles.   [In Order Of Publication] THE PROBABILITY BROACH (Del Rey, Dec. 1979 — Tor Books, Dec. 2001) In a deadly conflict with murderous federal agents, […]

A Look at the Dysfunctional Relations between Women and Men

A Look at the Dysfunctional Relations between Women and Men

Book Review By Elise Cooper, May 9, 2016 . Tied Up in Knots by Andrea Tantaros discusses relations between men and women in America, and how they have become dysfunctional. The changes within the feminist movement have affected how each gender reacts towards each other regarding intimacy, authenticity, kindness, respect, discretion, and above all commitment. Readers […]

Movie review: Climate Hustle

Movie review: Climate Hustle

By George Miller All sorts of books or movies have been produced about the Climate Change/Global warming issue. An overwhelming number of them agree that the earth is warming rapidly due to manmade burning of carbon-based fuels, that the results will be disastrous and soon. They predict significant temperature increases, problems with crops & wildlife, catastrophic sea rise, weather […]

Book Review: Dream-Scape

Book Review: Dream-Scape

By David Stewart A novel by Tim Pompey Sarah Perse is a human wreck. Burned badly from an IED explosion during the Iraq war in 2004, she now lives a hermit’s life in a small town in northern Idaho. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, too much drinking, and drug abuse, Perse serves as the town’s […]

Unstoppable by Ralph Nader

Unstoppable by Ralph Nader

By Jim Sullivan Most of us see the liberal and conservative political camps as mutually exclusive. Philosophers call this a Manichean view of reality because it entails seeing things in black and white. So in the Manichean view of the world, liberalism and conservatism are seen in black and white, or as mutually exclusive. This […]

Alfonso Guilin: Conflict Lemons

Alfonso Guilin: Conflict Lemons

By Sheryl Hamlin How fitting that Alfonso (Al) Guilin’s favorite authors are Hemingway and Steinbeck, both master storytellers whose prose of realistic, unadorned text reflects their own lives and experiences. And, like all good authors, Mr. Guilin of Santa Paula, California honed his craft through the discipline of personal journals over a period of five […]

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