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Republicans, Pelosi Agree to Resolution to Avoid Shutdown: Mnuchin

Republicans, Pelosi Agree to Resolution to Avoid Shutdown: Mnuchin

BY JACK PHILLIPS   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the White House and top Democrats have agreed to a continuing resolution to keep the government funded at the end of this month, but he stressed that it will not be tied to a pandemic relief package after negotiations stalled. “We’re going to move forward with a clean CR […]

BUSINESS | Virtual Event: Get Government Out of the Way So America Can Recover

BUSINESS | Virtual Event: Get Government Out of the Way So America Can Recover

  You’re invited to join Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) and National Review Institute (NRI) for a virtual event. How to Get Government Out of the Way So America Can Rebuild from COVID-19 May 28, 2020 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. PDT RSVP FOR ZOOM LINK The current crisis has spared nobody […]

Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy: “Our founders wanted to be set free from a government that would declare itself greater than God”

Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy: “Our founders wanted to be set free from a government that would declare itself greater than God”

By Michael Hernandez NEWBURY PARK–”Our founders wanted to be set free from a government that would declare itself greater than God,” said Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy during the May 10th livestream message taken from Acts 2 (the outpouring of the Holy Spirit).  “We have been muzzled, silenced and censored.  This is America?  Our founders fought […]

Will We Learn COVID-19’s Most Important Lesson?

Will We Learn COVID-19’s Most Important Lesson?

  By Thomas L. Knapp On February 29th, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams took to Twitter to admonish Americans:  “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus …” A little over a month later, Adams finally got around to asking the Centers for Disease Control if […]

COVID-19: Resist Much, Obey Little, and Never Forget

COVID-19: Resist Much, Obey Little, and Never Forget

    By Thomas L. Knapp The COVID-19 outbreak isn’t over yet, but we’ve reached a turning point: American politicians and bureaucrats are beginning the tricky process of trying to simultaneously walk back their predictions of catastrophe, while awarding themselves the credit for those predictions not coming true, and avoiding the blame they deserve for […]

Frank: There is a solution to the Homeless problem

Frank: There is a solution to the Homeless problem

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views We have a homeless problem due to government creating an “industry” of publicists, lobbyists, non profits and donors that love to save folks—by building bureaucracies, agencies and crying rather than solving.  If the courts allowed the police to take the drug addicts, alcoholics and mentally ill […]

Government Organizations Shouldn’t Enjoy Trademark Protection

Government Organizations Shouldn’t Enjoy Trademark Protection

  Thomas L. Knapp According to its web site, Shields of Strength “provides fashionable, functional, and durable Christian fitness jewelry and accessories.” Those items include military “dog tags” engraved with quotes from scripture and sometimes the logo of the armed forces branch the customer belongs to. When the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained, the Marine […]

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Mayor Mashburn pushed back against Councilmember Luevanos’s argument in favor of raising the sales tax currently pegged to the State minimum 7.25%. He conceded, however, to requests from Luevanos and Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh, to forward the staff report to Neighborhood Councils for further input. Staff, at Luevanos’s request, […]

In 13 states, it’s legal for governments to steal your home equity

In 13 states, it’s legal for governments to steal your home equity

By ANGELA C. ERICKSON Uri Rafaeli’s story is heartbreaking to read: Uri is a retired 83-year-old Michigan engineer, and in 2014 he accidentally underpaid, by $8.41, the property taxes on a home he rented out. But instead of notifying him of the issue and helping him, his county government seized the home and sold it at auction […]

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley resident Joe Piechowski served Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos legal notice of intent to recall during public comment at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Information on the recall effort can be found at recallruth.com. The notice of recall is the first in an eight step process. If 10,999 valid […]

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