West Papua's Riches Push Independence Further Away

Indigenous People Have No Say in Mine Pollutants

With the discovery of gold, Indonesia's clutch on West Papua tightens. Read story.

From the Mouths of Dogs

Gang violence drops, and the injunction is up. Read story.

April, the Cruelest Month

Henry David Thoreau may be our most famous tax protester. Read story.

Vaccination Considerations

When is it ever ethical to a make a medical decision for your child that may endanger other children? Read story.

West Papua's Riches Push Independence Further Away

Indigenous People Have No Say in Mine Pollutants

With the discovery of gold, Indonesia's clutch on West Papua tightens. Read story.

Fukushima Remains an Intractable Disaster

Low-Level Radiation Can Build to the Cancer-Causing Kind

Why argue that everything is fine when it is as far from fine as we’ve ever known? Read story.

Dance as a Path to Excellence

School Program Inspires Children with the Arts

The arts have a unique ability to inspire children toward excellence. Read story.

Farmers Fear Oil and Water Do Mix

Contamination Worries Fuel New Ballot Measure

Concern over "extreme" oil extraction techniques and water use and contamination fuel new ballot measure. Read story.

A Fair American Flat Tax

Tax Reform Is Equitable for Everyone

The United States and the states must reform their tax structures to make it more equitable for everyone. Read story.

The Ahmadiyya Congressional Caucus

Bipartisan caucus forms to defend religious liberties. Read story.

American Riviera

Truth has been weirder than fiction in Isla Vista lately. Read story.


Riffing on both sides of the Deltopia debacle while feeling like each thought is a spell's magic tentacle. Read story.

Memories of Better Days Persist

Many St. Anthony's students have contacted me, and one asked about the barbershop, where he had sought refuge one ... Read story.

Out of Control

Our liberties, freedoms, and rights are being destroyed more each day. Read Letter

Camp Valhalla

The absurd special section on summer camps show that this is sort of a Valhalla for little white kids. Read Letter

Free Lunch? How 'Bout Free Wi-Fi?

How can people justify coming into coffee shops and taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi without buying anything? Read Letter

Healing St. Anthony's Hurts

"Room with a Pew" has been about one aspect of St. Anthony's, but there are two more sides to the story. Read Letter

A Poll

There are two stabbing victims and 15,000 drunks on your front lawn, who do you call? Read Letter

Just Enough Water

"Just enough water" to flow into Hilton Creek for the trout is seven to eight acre feet a day — every day. Read Letter

I.V. and Alcohol

Mr. Kettmann writes glowingly of the Isla Vista experience in "The Death of Isla Vista." Read Letter

War Dollars

We should spend more on critical needs — climate change, crumbling bridges and roadways, the growing divide between rich and poor — not the Pentagon. Read Letter

New Sheriff Would Prevent Deltopia

The recent street party in Isla Vista once again turned into a riot. How could this not be predicted by the team led by Sheriff Brown? Read Letter


Build an ark of sufficient cubits to hold 15,000 inebriates. Read Letter

POOPS for I.V.

There's something to be learned from the effect parents have on festive gatherings — the atmosphere immediately evaporates to be replaced with a still and wary watchfulness. Read Letter

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Sheriff Bill Brown has found it necessary to terminate the two custody deputies charged with excessive force before their day in court has occurred. Read Letter

Loady Lane

Recollections of sinsemilla in 1977. Read Letter

I Heart Isla Vista

There will always be the drunk assholes, but there will also always be the people who care about the community, who want to party responsibly. Read Letter

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More


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