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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


I am not surprised at all the massacres at the hands of young men with firearms. They are not limited in race, color or ethnicity. However, the leading force is white young men. There are exceptions, of course. White young men are angry as hell and they are responding in a way to get attention. Believe me; they are getting the attention they attempt to draw.

California’s reparations task force is reprising mistakes of the past

The task force has voted to distinguish between descendants of enslaved people who immigrated to California from other states, and Black people who immigrated from other countries. Its arbitrary classifications are likely to have legal, political and cultural repercussions.

School Shootings – Beyond the Hype and Spin

Every school shooting is tragic, including the recent massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Predictably, politicians and pundits are quick to politicize the issue to suit their personal agendas, while not offering any thoughtful analysis or potential solutions.

Money wars

Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.


Once upon a time, transportation was accomplished by foot. The next step was on the backs of animals. That gave way to wheels. Wheels spawned a movement for all generations thereafter. Carts, wagons, horse and buggy, rails, tin lizzies, sophisticated motor vehicles, planes and space ships.

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade.

On abortion, a softer approach to changing hearts and minds

Years ago, I visited a privately-funded facility in Marin County that counseled pregnant women about their choices and offered emotional and financial support as well as prenatal and postpartum care to those who chose life over abortion.


As of May 17, 2022 the inflation rate in the United States is at 8%, England 6%, Algeria 9.6%, Angola 26%, Argentina 58%, Armenia 8.4%, Belgium 8.31%, Brazil 12.13%, Canada 7%, Chile 10.5% Colombia 9.23%, Cuba 23%, Denmark 6.7%, Czech-Republic 14%, Egypt 13%, India 8%, Lebanon 208%, Lithuania 17%, Mexico 8%, Peru 8%, Sri Lanka 30%, Syria 139% and Venezuela 222%.


Before I get started, something strange is going on at City Hall. Returning from a closed session to evaluate City Manager Chris Lopez's performance, they never mentioned him but came out with "no action," while at the same time announcing that Hemet's Chief of Police, Eddie Pust would be the interim City Manager.

Letter to the Editor

I just finished reading Rusty Strait’s article, “Protector of Citizen Rights - A Flawed Institution.” Your article title is amazing considering your abortion topic. Citizen rights? Definitely not to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens! Your pro-abortion article was a rant, veiled in scare tactics and robed in untruths!