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History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part III)

History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part III)

    By Sigrid Weidenweber On July 15, 2019 the Viking Aegir docked in Croatia where we visited the Towns of Vukovar and Osijek. Of the latter town one remembers most vividly its Holy Trinity Square. Fortunately, WWII left few marks in this area and, therefore, the fourth largest city in Croatia is unblemished. Having […]

A Rancher’s property rights and the right to conserve

A Rancher’s property rights and the right to conserve

    By TONY FRANCOIS The Clean Water Act (CWA) is supposed to protect and enhance our nation’s waters. But too often, government bureaucrats use that broad mandate to stomp on private landowners’ property rights—even when those private landowners are trying to protect the land themselves. In a bitter twist, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using the […]

Is Ventura Open For Business?

Is Ventura Open For Business?

  “  I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. ” —Thomas Jefferson Is Ventura Open For Business?  When the city needs money, they go to the old trope, “We’ll attract new business.” After all, Ventura is open […]

Are Classrooms Becoming Re-Education Camps?

Are Classrooms Becoming Re-Education Camps?

By Nic Rivera With the recent controversy over the anti-Semitic Ethnic Studies framework proposed by the California Department of Education (CDE), many are talking about the inappropriateness of using a classroom to teach one-sided propaganda. The conversation also leads many to reflect on what kind of adult would use their position of power to manipulate […]

NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Name the Rover contest is part […]

Oak Park Parents Fight Back at First Board Meeting of the New School Year

Oak Park Parents Fight Back at First Board Meeting of the New School Year

By Pat Lynch The first board meeting of the new school year for Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) on August 20th opened with parents and community members outraged by the newly adopted gender diversity curriculum. Although this controversial gender curriculum was not on the board agenda, these parents made it a powerful part of […]

Exoplanets Could Have Better Life-Hosting Environments Than Earth, Study Claims

Exoplanets Could Have Better Life-Hosting Environments Than Earth, Study Claims

MATT M. MILLER CONTRIBUTOR   A study suggests that planets identified beyond our solar system may have more favorable conditions for sustaining life than earth. The study shows that certain exoplanets may contain “favorable ocean circulation patterns” that would be very conducive to producing and sustaining life, Fox News reported. “This is a surprising conclusion,” lead researcher […]

Tribute to a Noteworthy Life

Tribute to a Noteworthy Life

    By Nona Fisher Editor’s Note: Rising above a life shackled with limited possibilities this honors a woman who grew beyond those restraints with the help of those who loved her dearly.  This isn’t a obituary, which we don’t do at Citizens Journal, as her coworkers and councilors had asked for, but a tribute.  Denise, […]

The Density Delusion

The Density Delusion

    By Edward Ring For decades, American workers have watched as their ability to enjoy middle class lifestyles erodes away. Conventional explanations abound. American industry in the immediate aftermath of World War II was uniquely unscathed, and with a near monopoly on global manufacturing, it was able to pass much of the ample profits on […]

New Titanic Wreckage Footage Released For The First Time In 14 Years

New Titanic Wreckage Footage Released For The First Time In 14 Years

  DAVID HOOKSTEAD SMOKE ROOM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF . The first footage of the Titanic wreckage in 14 years has been released. The BBC released a video Wednesday that was captured by historian Parks Stephenson over the course of five dives. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Hottest Women On Instagram) The film shows great decay to the infamous ship, but the shell […]