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Commentary | Colonial Pipeline: Destroyer, EPA Non-Existent, DOT Ineffective

Commentary | Colonial Pipeline: Destroyer, EPA Non-Existent, DOT Ineffective

Editorial by Naomi Fisher From 2019 to present there have been 38 gasoline spills in North Carolina — 31 of them were from Colonial Pipeline. This last spill was 1.2 million gallons in a natural preserve. It took Colonial eight months to announce that figure and a news report said there is new info suggesting […]

New York Liberal’s View

New York Liberal’s View

Commentary By Stewart B. Epstein  I want those who stand up for humane, caring, and compassionate economic and social values and policies to be clear about what they are facing when they deal with the Republicans and Conservatives of the 2020s. The best book about this is 12-time award-winning and prize-winning journalist Jane Mayer’s book, […]

Guest Commentary | Voter Suppression Must Be Stopped

Guest Commentary | Voter Suppression Must Be Stopped

    By Professor Arthur Blaustein In Congress and state legislatures across the country, Republicans are attempting to get voter suppression laws passed. This is unfair as throughout our history we have always moved forward to make our elections and society more inclusive, not exclusive. The justification for the Republicans passing voter suppression legislation on […]

Speechless in Oxnard

Speechless in Oxnard

By John Jay Ladies and Gentlemen, in the past 50 years, I have never seen a situation that left me almost speechless until now.  What happened on Wednesday, with those right wing nuts attacking the U.S. Capitol, was shocking, to say the least.  I might have expected the left wing loons to do such a thing […]

A 2021 Immigrant Story, for the New Year, for this Nation, for the World…

A 2021 Immigrant Story, for the New Year, for this Nation, for the World…

    By Armando Vazquez       Millions of us immigrants flee from countries from all over the world because tyrannical leaders routinely and viciously abused democratic principles, it seemed, at every turn. Many of the world’s immigrants attempt to come to this country seeking refuge, asylum and protection. If you are poor, a female, […]

Covid-19 in America, where do we go from here?

Covid-19 in America, where do we go from here?

    By Armando Vazquez              Out of  Nowhere, Disease, Death and Dread: At the start of the year no one knew what the Corona virus was, by the end of 2020 there is no one left in the world that does not know what COVID-19 virus is, and had […]

Amazon is Coming to Oxnard: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

Amazon is Coming to Oxnard: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

    By Armando Vazquez   Amazon takes on the World: The creation of Amazon, in 1994, by Jeff Bezos, is by any standard an incredible American entrepreneurial success story. Legend has it that Bezos borrowed $250,000 from his folks, and in the small makeshift garage of his rented Bellevue, Washington home he launched his online […]

What I Learned About America as a Poll Worker in the 2020 Elections

What I Learned About America as a Poll Worker in the 2020 Elections

    By Armando Vazquez I volunteered to be a poll worker in the Santa Maria area of Santa Barbara County for the presidential election of 2020. I was assigned to work at Orcutt Junior High School, in the small agricultural city of Orcutt, here is what I learned. Poll Work and Location: On the […]

A Votar Mi Gente: Our Democratic Destiny is in our Vote! Part One

A Votar Mi Gente: Our Democratic Destiny is in our Vote! Part One

    By Armando Vazquez National Politics: With less than two weeks before the Presidential Election, the stakes have never been higher. We must all vote like our lives depend on it! It is also incredibly important to focus on the local races because what happens in Washington, D.C., is going to play out in […]

Which Way America: Democracy or Tyranny – Racism, Hatred, and Fear are Tearing America Apart                

Which Way America: Democracy or Tyranny – Racism, Hatred, and Fear are Tearing America Apart                

    By Armando Vazquez I am a Mexican immigrant, who along with my entire family, entered into the United States in 1958. I became a naturalized citizen of this country in 1997. The very first time I was eligible to vote, I voted, and I have been voting in local and national elections ever […]

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