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The Language Police

The Language Police

  By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views There is a new phenomenon in California and the rest of the nation:  the language police.  English words that have been used for centuries in America and elsewhere are now being banned or transformed in some places.  Berkeley, California, a place with many liberal ideas, voted in mid-July 2019 […]

Whatever Happened to English?

Whatever Happened to English?

  By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views Americans might not know it, but English is — or was — the national language of the United States.  The Declaration of Independence is written in English.  So is the Constitution.  Until recent decades, people who wanted to be part of American society had to know […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Follow the Money!

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Follow the Money!

. By L. Neil Smith  Any individual, these days, with more than a couple of “little gray cells” to rub together (of course this automatically excludes most Hollywood types and _all_ left wing media and politicians) frequently wonders why Europe in general and Germany in particular seem as Hell-bent on committing cultural suicide as a […]

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

Ventura County saw improvement in its high school graduation and dropout rates according to data released today by the California Department of Education. The graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year was 84.5 percent, which is up from 82.5 percent in 2012-13. Over the same period, the dropout rate has decreased from 10.6 percent to […]

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released — California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released —  California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Oxnard CERT graduating class 2-21-15

Oxnard CERT graduating class 2-21-15

By George Miller Watch for a story on this later in the week. One of the largest Civilian Emergency Response Team classes ever – actually an English and Spanish language class, recipe combined, seek for the final exercise to more closely simulate local reality. To register for a CERT class, call the Oxnard Fire Department […]