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Bureaucracy: Making Democracy More Difficult

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by James Allen

The Exercise of Our Petitioning is a Nuisance at the Public Library By James Preston Allen, Publisher As some of you  know, I have filed papers to run for the Los Angeles City Council in the [&hellip... Read More


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Fake News and the Rise of the False Alt-Press

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by James Allen

Social media and the cause of fact-less opinions By James Preston Allen, Publisher Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, just won an award for championing press freedom. She is also one of the better-known faces in [&hellip... Read More


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Electoral

Fig Trees Are Like Democracies

Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by James Allen

By James Preston Allen, Publisher “Democracy is like growing a fig tree. It must be pruned for it to bear the best fruit. As it grows older, the pruning gives the tree its own unique and [&hellip... Read More


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America Experiences a Stunning Defeat

Published on November 10th, 2016 | by James Allen

Clinton wins the popular vote but experiences defeat the election By James Preston Allen, Publisher Well, there you have it—a reality TV braggart has bullied his way into the Oval Office by flim-flamming the American electorate. [&hellip... Read More


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Metro, Measure M

Election 2016: NO on Measure M

Published on October 28th, 2016 | by James Allen

War of words, allegations and a heaping load of social media bullying By James Preston Allen, Publisher There are some who believe that what we are witnessing is the strangest dichotomy in our country’s history and [&hellip... Read More


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Propaganda, Censorship, Transparency

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by James Allen

By James Preston Allen, Publisher As we watch the bizarre and animated implosion of Donald J. Trump’s campaign tweeting itself into a never-ending spiral of defeat, there is something to be learned from this historic  unraveling [&hellip... Read More


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Postmortem on Delusional Politics

Published on September 29th, 2016 | by James Allen

Clinton Crushes Trump; Buscaino Stumbles James Preston Allen, Publisher You’d expect the postmortems on the Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump debate to be decidedly partisan dissections. I don’t think anyone would have thought so many Republicans [&hellip... Read More


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The Buscaino Report:

Published on September 15th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

Hiding the Homeless Ball from the Neighbors After a year of waiting for solutions councilman uses task force to hide his plans By James Preston Allen, Publisher At the Sept. 13 Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council [&hellip... Read More


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What it Means to be a Patriot

Published on August 4th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I get extremely nervous when true believers start wrapping themselves in the American flag and then call others “unpatriotic” when they don’t stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. A “patriot,” [&hellip... Read More


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Name Calling Versus Critical Thinking

Published on July 21st, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

Donald Trump, the Ghost of Tricky Dick, Saving San Pedro By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s an old but tested technique of argumentation. When you can’t win on the facts or logic, call your opponent bad [&hellip... Read More


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