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“The Acorn” on Planned Parenthood arson

“The Acorn” on Planned Parenthood arson

 By George  Miller Most of you have heard about the fire at Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood about a week ago which turned out to be arson. We deplored it in CitizensJournal (Planned Parenthood Thousand Oaks arson: violence is not the answer to violence ) as did many others.  If you search our site, you will see […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Drug Prices

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Drug Prices

Surprise! Julia Brownley once more attempts to buy your votes with other people’s money

Surprise!  Julia Brownley once more attempts to buy your votes with other people’s money

  . From the editor, a thought, Debra Tash: It may be an obscure way to bring voters into the fold with this particular fund, but it is definitely a way.  Whenever a politician uses public funds and then touts her/his gift to the people, it is bread and circuses all over again.  This grant, […]

It’s Never Enough

It’s Never Enough

   

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Gun Control

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Gun Control

  President Obama is big on collectives. He thinks that, since didn’t pass his gun control legislation, we are “collectively responsible” for those shot and killed at a community college in Oregon. He’s getting pretty darned tired of having to point this out every time there’s a mass shooting. Jacob Sullum at Reason is getting pretty […]

Presidential Campaign and Football Season Start

Presidential Campaign and Football Season Start

    By Stephen Frank In the matter of a few days, two of the greatest truly American sports started their season. On August 9 the Minnesota Vikings played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game. On August 6 Fox and Facebook sponsored the first Presidential debate of the primary season. Note that […]

Slow News Days and Third Party Politics: Attack of the Goat-Sacrificing Roman Sun God!

Slow News Days and Third Party Politics: Attack of the Goat-Sacrificing Roman Sun God!

  . By Thomas L. Knapp American media seldom pay much attention to “third” political parties like the Libertarians and the Greens. They get footnotes in normal election coverage, with one exception: Sometimes someone weird shows up on a slow news day. Then it’s suddenly time to cover third parties. Enter Augustus Sol Invictus, a […]

Oxnard municipal financial expert disputes proposed utility charges

Oxnard municipal financial expert disputes proposed utility charges

By Phil Molina ​Friends, Elected Officials, Fellow Oxnard utility users: We must not allow this attempt to violate your Proposition 218 and the Appellate Court decisions in order for the City Manager to make good on his promise to the business community to protect them from the required equitable water rate increases. You may feel […]

California Groundwater Law Tests State’s Capacity to Oversee A Vital Resource

California Groundwater Law Tests State’s Capacity to Oversee A Vital Resource

“Somehow This Has Become Routine”

“Somehow This Has Become Routine”

. . By Thomas L. Knapp That’s what president Barack Obama said after a gunman killed ten before police shot him to death at Umpqua Community College in Rosebud, Oregon on October 1. Obama said a mouthful there; more than he knew. “Mass shootings” — gun homicides with four or more victims — are indeed […]