No Dukin' Nukes

The main defenders of the unreliable $40 billion Ground-based Midcourse Defense system are those who have a vested interest in the program. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Not a Republican

It's no wonder the GOP is at a loss dealing with a president who refuses to abide by Republican philosophy. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For a Healthier California

The Healthy California Act saves money and guarantees quality, comprehensive health care, including dental, for Californians. Read story.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thank You, Governor Brown

For leading the state of California in a direction that will provide leadership for our nation. Read story.

Friday, June 2, 2017

One Percent Wake-Up Call

The Santa Barbara City Council decision to seek voter approval for a one percent sales tax increase, resulting a 8.75 percent sales tax, is a citizen wake-up call. Read story.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pray for Peace

I was surprised by the op-ed "Welcome to Hanoi 2005" in last week's Santa Barbara Independent. Read story.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Don't Neglect Opera

I always admire the efforts The Independent makes to publicize, promote, and critique the arts in our community. Read story.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Keep ISIS Out

This week, CNN briefly broke away from its constant Trump smear campaign to report the bombing in London by an Islamic extremist terrorist. Read story.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Open to Alternative Schooling

I want to bring the Open Alternative School to the attention of parents of elementary school–age children. Read story.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Vision of Greed

Pearl Chase had a vision for Santa Barbara back in late 1920s after the big earthquake. Read story.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Protesting Barbarism

I am deeply concerned about the events of May 16, during Turkish President Erdoğan's visit to Washington, D.C. Read story.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Counsel Advice

A special counsel was just appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election and related matters. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How to Fix State Street

The solutions to downtown's deterioration are not rocket science, but they require leadership, coordination, and the attention of the community. Read story.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ho Hum for Climate

It is a sign of the times and the unrelenting, high-octane protests that 1,000 people showed up April 29, created a massive human formation of a sun and the words “100% clean power” at La Playa Stadium. Read story.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Smoke Ban

I think the new Santa Barbara public smoking ban is a mistake. Read story.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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