• Response to “Two Short Years’ Editorial

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](RLn, Dec. 6, 2017) RLN Editor James Preston Allen claims that President Barack Obama attempted to heal racial divides. What a false hagiography for the most corrupt President in modern history, from Operation Fast and Furious, to the VA’s secret wait lists, to the DOJ’s unjust seizure of

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  • From Giving Tuesday to Giving Away America

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    Tax cuts to big corporation don’t create jobs, tax cuts for small business and the working class will

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Everyone should be very concerned when our governments start rushing tax legislation through

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  • Social Justice Offerings

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The present state of our country and of our world beckons to all of us. As we confront climate change, multiple refugee crises, the threat of global conflict, and a disturbing normalization of fascism, our collective future mandates that we unite around calls for justice with a sense of urgency – justice for wom

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  • An Open Letter to the President

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am merely an obscure novelist who exited a major political party, after 25 years servicing as a press secretary, district director, or personal deputy to five state lawmakers in California, and to candidates in three election cycles, and organized labor. The personal letter went in today’s mail, and since a

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  • War of Words

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I suggest you reconsider your animal farm logic, some more equal than others, in the War of Words free speech essay in your paper [RLn 9/14/17]. That is, unless you’re simply making excuses for the violent response to speech; violence in response to violence, never to speech. The free exchange of ideas is necess

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  • Not My Belt Buckle: Supervisor Hahn Responds

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I write in response to a June 22nd  Letter to the Editor [RLn vol. Xxxviii No.13] regarding the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s decision to spend a reported $300,000 on new belt buckles for deputies’ uniforms. I have to agree that this did not strike me as a good use of taxpayer money. However,

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  • The Further and Continuing Evolution of Government Under Science

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Where does science fit within the evolution of government? Rather than trying to engage the common man into thinking more about science, we should address the absence of science within government. Under the direction of science, human deliberative capability can alter the nature and course of human evolution, as w

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  • What’s going on with the Belt Buckles?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The purpose of this letter is to find out what the Sheriff’s department is going to do with the $300,000 they budgeted for new belt buckles?   When I found this out from an article appearing in the March 14 edition of the LA Times, I was enraged, partly because of the money, which could have been more

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Editor’s note: In the past week, Random Lengths News received a slew of letters to the editor from San Pedro High School students on stories published this past Summer—stories ranging from RLn’s coverage over the community debate on homelessness, the potential dangers of Rancho LPG in the wake of the Tianjin explosion in China, to the pie

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  • Justice Removed

    Dear Senator Lieu: I believe the San Pedro and Avalon courthouses should remain open, and that more of the fees collected by local courts should be used to operate and maintain these courts. This is a poor way to administer justice in our community and our State.

     Sincerely,

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