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Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Viewpoint By Michael Greer Editor’s note: This seems like a combination editorial and movie review I had to sit for a while after this film ended. I was so overcome with a variety of emotions, some of them conflicting. To say it brought me to tears is to trivialize how I felt.  I’ve seen many […]

Brown’s California Budget Is Incomplete

Brown’s California Budget Is Incomplete

Viewpoint Following is the response of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Jon Coupal after reviewing Gov. Brown’s proposed 2014/15 state budget: “We are pleased that Governor Brown’s budget reflects a fair measure of fiscal restraint and austerity. His desire for no new taxes, protecting Proposition 13, continuing to pay down the ‘wall of debt’ and […]

Cornerstone- by CA 44th District Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Cornerstone- by CA 44th District Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Viewpoint By Pastor Rob McCoy (with Dr. Linda Johnston) Editor’s note: Pastor Rob McCoy announced his intention to run for CA Assembly 44th District after a memorable December 8 sermon at Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks, where he is Pastor. We previously provided a link to his sermon video back in December. The transcript is […]

California suffering under one-party rule

California suffering under one-party rule

Viewpoint James Lacey, generic a former aide to Howard Jarvis, sees bankruptcy in our state’s future and offers solutions. — HJTA The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on January 8, 2014: California suffering under one-party rule They say, as California goes, so goes the nation. It’s a haunting thought. In his new book, “Taxifornia: […]

The Political Class Underestimates You

The Political Class Underestimates You

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal The California Legislature reconvenes this week and the politicians may be on the verge of a major miscalculation because they don’t understand how real people think. The members of the political class in Washington and our state capitols are certain they know what Americans are thinking. Just ask them. After all, […]

No Good, Very Bad Year

No Good, Very Bad Year

Viewpoint By Michael Greer Thank God, this year is over. It wasn’t 2013 for nothing. How’s that Obamacare working for ya? The Liberal media is touting the BIG news that 1 million people have signed up for Obamacare.  One million. Whoopee!  But didn’t they tell us 30, 40, 50 million (depending on who’s reporting) had no […]

Who’s Looking Out for the Middle Class?

Who’s Looking Out for the Middle Class?

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal Thirty years of political engagement in California politics has led me to the realization that the middle class is woefully underrepresented in this state. Not only that, but this injustice seems amplified with every passing year. This column has covered the lack of meaningful representation for ordinary citizen taxpayers for more […]

California ranks last on small business policy list

California ranks last on small business policy list

Viewpoint California governments still making war on the little guy and gal. — HJTA The following article was published on the Sacramento Business Journal website on December 23, 2013: California ranks last on small business policy list By Sonya Sorich California has landed on another naughty list, ranking as the state with the least friendly policy environment […]

More wheelchair-over-the-cliff antics

More wheelchair-over-the-cliff antics

Viewpoint By Stephen Bowers

Follow the Money — Down the Drain

Follow the Money — Down the Drain

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal What if you were told there is a corrupt dictatorship on the other side of the world where government officials are using US foreign aid to build palatial mansions for themselves, diverting money intended to feed poor children and spending billions with no oversight or accountability? Unfortunately, these examples are not […]