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Election 2016: The Incredible Evitable (AVOIDABLE) Hillary Clinton

Election 2016: The Incredible Evitable (AVOIDABLE) Hillary Clinton

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Yes, I’m a concern troll. I’m no Democrat, nor am I a Republican. But I would really, really, really like to see the Democratic Party nominate a viable candidate for President of the United States this year. Why? In a word, gridlock — or at least what passes for […]

Santa Paula Together

Santa Paula Together

. . By Mary Ann Krause and Dr. Gabino Aguirre We represent a coalition of Santa Paulans who are very concerned about changes to the East Area 1 (EA1) development project. The project was approved by the Santa Paula City Council, and ultimately approved by the voters in 2008. However, with the changes made in […]

Councilmember Gherardi and Vice Mayor Crosswhite comment on Santa Paula’s move towards mandatory dog and cat regulations

Councilmember Gherardi and Vice Mayor Crosswhite comment on Santa Paula’s move towards mandatory dog and cat regulations

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the City Council majority voted 3-2 to move forward with an ordinance that would potentially require every cat and dog in Santa Paula to be spayed or neutered, microchipped and licensed. This decision is not yet final. The item must come back to the Council again, so you have time […]

The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

    By Joel Schlosberg The Ziegfeld, New York City’s most elaborate movie theater, shut its doors after final screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on January 28. Its sumptuous decor in the tradition of early-1900s movie palaces made it the go-to place for premieres. A throwback even when it opened in 1969, let […]

Hands Up Don’t Shoot, Oregon Edition

Hands Up Don’t Shoot, Oregon Edition

. . By Thomas L. Knapp “They shot him right there, he was just walking — I saw it,” says Victoria Sharp . “I swear to God, he was just walking with his hands in the air.” She’s describing the January 26 killing of LaVoy Finicum by FBI agents and an Oregon State Police SWAT […]

U.S. Ranks 24th in Literacy: The Remedy — Happy National School Choice Week!

U.S. Ranks 24th in Literacy: The Remedy — Happy National School Choice Week!

Our higher education is the best in the world because it allows market forces to do what they do so well — create an environment of choice where young people can compare institutions and choose the best education that suits their needs. For years we’ve seen a system that treats our communities as public education […]

Consequences to No Limits to Open Space — Our Children Will Pay the Price

Consequences to No Limits to Open Space — Our Children Will Pay the Price

    By William Hicks Everyone appreciates our open space. A question not answered by the proponents of SOAR is…when will there be enough open space? So far, I see no limits to how much land can be exchanged from private ownership to public land. One of the common arguments in favor of SOAR is […]

So Much for Peak Trump

So Much for Peak Trump

. . By Thomas L. Knapp When Donald Trump declared his presidential candidacy, quite a few people, including me, thought “never in a million years will he be the Republican nominee, let alone president.” As his poll numbers rose, we thought “he’s got a hard ceiling; not a chance he’ll carry the race.” And “not […]

Eat your broccoli – Save a cow – Vegetable Brainwashing Fascism Now in 166 California Schools

Eat your broccoli – Save a cow – Vegetable Brainwashing Fascism Now in 166 California Schools

Editor’s Note: Citizens Journal gets quite a few press releases now.  We pick through them and choose ones we think will interest our readers.  Please understand, we love animals, especially broiled. Honestly, eat in whatever you like, Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore or Whatever Vore, but really, can we stop with this cultural indoctrination?  Good nutrition tips […]

Prosecutors, Police Get Medieval on Privacy and Progress

Prosecutors, Police Get Medieval on Privacy and Progress

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Ashley Carman of The Verge reports on the opening of a new front in American politicians’ war on personal privacy and technological progress: Legislators in California and New York have introduced bills requiring the makers of smart phones sold in their states to intentionally compromise those phones with “back […]

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