COMMENTARY: Unmasking a Masquerade

The mask of saving lives disappeared, revealing the true face of greed and profit among generic drug makers

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COMMENTARY: Big Pharma: They Betrayed Pharmacists and You

Pharmaceutical companies are controlling federal legislation and gouging consumers

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COMMENTARY: Holy privatization, Batman!

Effort to make postal service private is a caper worth battling


COMMENTARY: The Middle East needs a Marshall Plan

Two men of courage--one military, one religious--whose lives unbelievably intersect at Fort Benning, give hope to humanity.


San Benito Lifestyle

COMMENTARY: Miracle at the Mission: La Virgen de Tepeyac

Surely this Lady stands firmly on the side of the oppressed, the invaded.


COMMENTARY: Gathering Trash for a Treasure

See why this must be a labor of love?



COMMENTARY: Frantic Fossil Fuel Frenzy

This frenzy is erupting right here in San Benito County.


Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Dispelling myths about fracking

Mythology is indeed seductive, no matter how intelligent the believer.

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A pocket of peace in the midst of the biker rally

COMMENTARY: Our country knows how to make war but knows much less about making peace.



Cool clear logic regarding water

Do you agree that good logic requires us to conserve and protect our precious water?

We pleaded peace when our country was ready to bomb Syria.

Battle of the Banners

Is the battle won? Yes, we have become friends with our opposition group even though we still disagree.

Who ordered the drug and dosage?

I Love a Mystery

In late 2014 a Texas execution by lethal injection went badly.

Garrett Morgan in foreground, traffic light in background

Government / Politics

White Man in the Light

The white man in the light blinks equal safety to all as time and demographics blur white lines and blunt hatred.


Cheap Fracking Bond for Oil Companies

Supes Lower Bond for Fracking Access


War and Peace in San Benito County

A personal perspective on life in San Benito County within the context of repeated wars over time from the 1950s to the present.