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James Preston Allen is the founding publisher of Random Lengths News. He has been involved in the Los Angeles Harbor Area community for more than 40 years.

Beyond the EPIC Campaign to End Poverty

Sanders, Upton Sinclair, FDR and Henry Wallace By James Preston Allen, Publisher To some who don’t know 20th century history, the Green New Deal that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is pitching might sound like a radical depar

100 Years of Red-Baiting Will Not Stop Sanders

Dave Arian, Harry Bridges and Bernie Sanders

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The sky was overcast on Saturday, Feb. 8 when I showed up at the foot of Kaiser Point at the intersection of 22nd and Miner streets for the street renaming ceremony i

Who is Stealing Your Vote?

Thom Hartmann’s new book, The Hidden History of the War on Voting — Who Stole Your Vote — And How to Get it Back

By James Preston Allen, Publisher If anything defines this era of American

B.S. From the Bully Pulpit -Trump’s Lies at the State of the Union Before Impeachment Vote

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

On the day before President Trump’s State of the Union speech, Rep. Adam Schiff in his closing arguments for conviction on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress gave the following argument. It’s probably one of the most

Top Four LAUSD Candidates Respond

It would be easy to overlook the upcoming Los Angeles Unified School District school board race as most of the current political environment is being consumed by Donald Trump’s impeachment and the crowd of Democrats running to replace him. However on the very sam

Senate Impeachment Trial: Trump’s Latest Surreal TV Show  

By James Preston Allen, Publisher        “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Mis

Five Years of Inaction Now is the time for solutions

By James Preston Allen, Publisher California Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced a bold initiative to add some $1.4 billion to the budget to address the homeless crisis on the local level. He has called for an all-hands-on-deck approach from state a

Just Another Holiday Party ‘Tis the season for replacing presidents

 By James Preston Allen, Publisher   I was standing near the door inside of Kalaveras Mexican bar on the night of the San Pedro Democratic Club’s holiday party and officer election meeting. It was a

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