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History, Divided States of America

The Long Arc of History

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Reporters Desk

Some secrets are only revealed too late and lost in the Twittersphere By James Preston Allen, Publisher Amidst the uproar over the president-elect’s latest tweet, his latest cabinet picks, and the latest revelations on the impact [&hellip... Read More

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homeless, urban campers

The Winter of Our Discontent

Published on January 5th, 2017 | by James Allen

Subject: Simple question with apparently no answer  By James Preston Allen, Publisher From his office window above the San Pedro post office on Beacon Street, Bob Nizich has a bird’s-eye view of the industrial complex that [&hellip... Read More

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Donald Trump, Vladim Putin, October

Getting Another October Surprise

Published on December 22nd, 2016 | by James Allen

In an era of fake news, disinformation and propaganda, the pursuit of the truth is invaluable, if not essential By James Preston Allen, Publisher This past election cycle brings me back to November of 1980, when [&hellip... Read More

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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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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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