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Score One for Fiorina: A Clarion Call to Budgeting Sanity

Score One for Fiorina: A Clarion Call to Budgeting Sanity

. . By Thomas L. Knapp In every presidential election cycle, candidates find themselves called upon to present plans for balancing the federal budget. And, for the most part, their plans call for doing so — in the sweet bye and bye. Never next year, seldom even next decade. The plan is for the current […]

Election 2016 Reminder: Who Needs Who?

Election 2016 Reminder: Who Needs Who?

  . By Thomas L. Knapp Memory has a way of playing tricks on the mind, but my recollection is that each of the seven presidential elections since I reached adulthood (I turned 18 the week after Ronald Reagan was re-elected in 1984) has been advertised — by the parties, by the candidates, by the […]

And Then There Were 16: Perry Drops Out

And Then There Were 16: Perry Drops Out

  . By Thomas L. Knapp I am neither a Republican nor a Rick Perry fan. Nonetheless I find Perry’s decision to drop out of the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination contest disheartening. Here’s why: Like Perry or not, agree with him on the issues or not, he was arguably the single most experienced political executive […]

California 2016 Elections: The Year of the Tax

California 2016 Elections: The Year of the Tax

  By Stephen Frank Yes, I know folks are still hung over from the November 4th election—though only 42% bothered to vote, a historically low turn out. Of course Prop. 14 suppressed the vote since in 28 legislative districts voters could choose only one Party. And, Third Parties were pretty much wiped out from the […]

Save Our Open Space – S.O.A.R. – supporters speak out at Democrat Club meeting in Conejo Valley

Save Our Open Space – S.O.A.R. – supporters speak out at Democrat Club meeting in Conejo Valley

By William Hicks SOAR was the main topic at the July 8th 2015 meeting of the Democratic Club of Conejo Valley DCCV).  The meeting started  at 7:00 pm with all the usual trappings, flag salute,  approval of minutes and e treasury report.  Rick Gunther, the current president, made his report.  He asked for a moment […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Wrong Fifteen Minutes

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: The Wrong Fifteen Minutes

By L. Neil Smith I just spent an hour this morning, listening to a pair of radio talk show hosts arguing with each other. It was one of the most interesting — and revealing — hours of talk radio I’ve ever listened to. At issue was a decision by authorities in Colorado Springs, traditionally a […]