Independent News is Crushing the Mainstream Media

The American public’s relationship with the mainstream media (MSM) has been in decline for decades. Unfortunately, rather than engaging in healthy self-analysis, MSM leaders seem intent on ramping up their smears of independent media that succeed in practicing real journalism outside the MSM echo chamber. So, where are people consuming news if not via the MSM? One source is Substack, which has attracted writers from the right and left sides of the political spectrum, and created an uncensored home for their work. Writers are paid through direct reader subscriptions, and…

The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory: Follow the Politics, Not the Science

For a full year, the legacy corporate media’s narrative about the “conspiracy” of the Wuhan lab leak theory was “nothing to see here.” Straightfaced, they repeatedly told the American people that the virus had emerged from bats in a Wuhan wet market. But it is becoming increasingly plausible that the cause of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic — which cost millions of lives and tens of trillions of dollars — may have been a viral escape from a Wuhan, China, virology laboratory. According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report in…

Coming to a School Near You? Critical Race Theory Aims at America’s Foundations

An emphasis on defining America’s history in terms of “social justice,” and Critical Race Theory (CRT) in particular, is popping up in our local public schools. For instance, the capstone assignment in a current ninth-grade English course at Newbury Park High School is aimed squarely at “an in-depth exploration of a topic that has something to do with prejudice, intolerance, and injustice (just like the majority of the literature in this course).” The assignment, which requires a parent’s signature of approval, guides students to explore a variety of “wrongdoing, attitudes…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With “Immunity Passports”

The so-called “immunity passport,” being proposed by some as a type of identification and documentation of immunity to a disease, presents numerous problems, both scientific and civic. The very idea violates long-treasured notions of privacy and freedom and is based on shaky scientific evidence. According to The Lancet, immunity to diseases such as COVID-19 could be “proven” through a laboratory test which shows that a person has developed an immune response through an “immunizing event,” meaning infection or vaccination. But, as The Lancet points out, there are important immunological problems…

‘COVID Mania’ Eclipses Rational Problem-Solving

In March 2020, the citizens of this country were told that a two-week lockdown was necessary to “slow the spread” of a then-unknown virus coming out of China. Americans complied, many of them begrudgingly — yet months later, many of these same Americans hardly blinked when political leaders insisted that lockdowns should continue with no timeline or real-time scientific data to support them. What on earth happened? Dr. Lapado, an associate professor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, penned an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on April…

Supervisor Linda Parks Faces Recall

A notice of intention to circulate a recall petition against Supervisor Linda Parks (District 2) was filed with the Ventura County Clerk/Recorder’s office on February 23, 2021. District 2 includes Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Las Posas Valley, Oak Park, Hidden Valley, Somis, Lake Sherwood, California State University Channel Islands and portions of eastern Ventura County. The effort began after Parks and three other supervisors — Matt LaVere, Kelly Long and Carmen Ramirez — voted on January 12 to initiate litigation against 18 businesses for repeated violations of State…