No, WE Are NOT All in This Together

California as broken golden dream has become cliché. For those of us who live here, that cliché is a bitter daily existence. Here in this COVID-19 summer of unrelenting groundhog days of privation, a heatwave and wildfires are upon us. Already, Gov. Gavin Newsom, the...

Broken Media

  CBS news anchor Norah O’Donnell does a commercial warning that media regulation would suffocate press freedom. She omits that it would be not regulation, but REREGULATION! Deregulation was originally justified under claims that regulation stifled press freedom....

Joel Salatin, America’s Most Influential Farmer Talks ‘Commodity’ and ‘Craft’ In Farming

Joel Salatin, who was featured in Michael Pollan’s bestselling “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” discusses the way to prosperity in farming is through direct marketing and not leaving one’s destiny to middlemen. The author of “Folks, This Ain’t Normal” and “You Can Farm”...

Covid-19 What should be the national priority

We are in the seventh week of the first outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the United States. If history is a guide, the infections should peak next week and decline to almost zero over the next six weeks. That's the good news. The bad news, and if this pandemic...

Relearning the lessons of 1918 in 2020

More than 100 years ago, a worldwide pandemic moved from China to the entire Western World through in-sourced low wage labor, according to the research of one historian. As the Allies fought WWI, farmers were going to war, and as Napoleon said, “An army marches on its...

Reactions to Life in a Time of Pandemic with John Michael Greer

https://youtu.be/PcHM29hiaPs On Sunday March 29, 2020 Kevin and Steve spent almost an hour with author and blogger John Michael Greer to get his take on the events of the past month that could very well be some of the most significant in our lifetimes. JMG's blog can...

COVID-19 Means A Worldwide Lessening Of Religious Fantasy

Pope Francis has been pictured defying Italian government advice as he walks through the empty streets of Rome offering prayers to people affected by coronavirus and for an end to the crisis. (Credit: Metro) As we fight a worldwide epidemic and recognize we as humans...

Aloha State Will be Years in Recovering from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic, and the Hawaiian government’s response to it, has devastated the state. If Hawaii is lucky, three years from now the state will recover and once again be a favorite tourist destination. For today, however, Governor David Ige has asked...

Kevin & Steve Discuss California’s Residential Property Warehousing Bill

https://youtu.be/k-kvFgimNeE Steven and Kevin discuss how Southern Californians are dealing with the coronavirus before discussing CA Senate Bill 1079, Residential Property Warehousing, that seeks to ensure residential properties that are vacant more than 90 days are...

Incoming Illegal Immigrants Provided Better Living Conditions than U.S. Homeless

After an absence of nearly 40 years, I visited Skid Row in Los Angeles. In my Pentecostal youth, I volunteered to provide services to the folks who lived there. They were predominantly WWII and Korean War male veterans, mostly white, single and alcoholics. The world...

I Loved the Half Time Show, But I’m a Hedonist

With the Eagles going down in the playoffs, I was less than enthused about Superbowl 54 and last Sunday chose to skip it altogether. I awoke the next morning to several texts and DMs raving about the halftime show. What was the source of all the brouhaha? It certainly...

The China Syndrome

I am a working class person. I don't apologize for this. Yes, I went to university. But, that’s not where my education came. It came from doing, wanting to learn – and then doing the learning – and my own curiosity. University isn't where my loyalty is either. My...

Nicetown: It’s Raw but Redeemable

Last month, an armed drug dealer shot six policemen who attempted to arrest him in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Nicetown is one of those places in America that the elected of both political parties have long since not bothered to even pretend they gave a...

Donald Trump, Elijah Cummings, Maxine Waters and the Neoliberal Abandonment of America’s Industrial Cities

In a recent fit of pique, after having been attacked for weeks by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on various matters, including the treatment of illegal aliens at detention centers, President Donald Trump struck back. Cummings should pay attention to his own...

Kev & Steve Discuss Assange, Trump’s Latest Immigration Proclamations, Plans for a New LACMA

On April 13th Kev & Steve discussed the arrest of Julian Assange, Trump's threat to release detained illegal aliens into sanctuary cities and plans for a new Los Angeles County art museum. The plan was to discuss just Assange and Trump, but we went down a lot of...

Kev & Steve discuss Ousters at the SPLC, Tulsi Gabbard on Colbert, and Mueller

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Kev and Steve sat down to discuss another week of astonishing revelations. Topping the list was Morris Dees and Richard Cohen's ousters and resignations from the Sothern Policy Law Center. Then there was the release of the Mueller Report...

Steve & Kev Discuss the College Admissions Scandal and Its Implications

  On March 16, 2019, Steven Lamb and Kevin Lynn discussed the college admissions scandal that has been dominating the news over the past several days. The conversation quickly veered to a deeper inquiry into a system hyper-focused on credentialization over...

The Green New Deal – Line By Line

Steven Lamb and Kevin Lynn separate fact from fiction with regard to House Resolution 109 – The New Green Deal

Pandemic Preparedness – An Interview with Physician and Virologist Dr. Steven Hatfill

https://youtu.be/ciIH_J5KFBk On Sunday morning, February 10, 2019 Kevin Lynn sat down with Dr. Steven Hatfill, a physician, virologist, biological weapons expert, and adjunct professor at George Washington University to discuss a typhus outbreak in Los Angeles, CA....

Los Angeles in A Time of Typhus

https://youtu.be/_91jFN_SmJg Shockingly, Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the United States is experiencing a Typhus outbreak that is going largely unreported until just recently. Steven Lamb and Kevin Lynn peel the veneer off the incompetence of both County...

Newsom and the Internal Combustion Engine Ban

About a decade ago , as I was reading Jared Diamond’s “Collapse,” the questions most prominent in my mind were: How did entire societies of human beings continue over-consuming until they died? Why did a change to a more moderate lifestyle never take hold?” Of course...

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Relearning the lessons of 1918 in 2020

Relearning the lessons of 1918 in 2020

More than 100 years ago, a worldwide pandemic moved from China to the entire Western World through in-sourced low wage labor, according to the research of one historian. As the Allies fought WWI, farmers were going to war, and as Napoleon said, “An army marches on its...

Nicetown: It’s Raw but Redeemable

Nicetown: It’s Raw but Redeemable

Last month, an armed drug dealer shot six policemen who attempted to arrest him in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Nicetown is one of those places in America that the elected of both political parties have long since not bothered to even pretend they gave a...

No, WE Are NOT All in This Together

No, WE Are NOT All in This Together

California as broken golden dream has become cliché. For those of us who live here, that cliché is a bitter daily existence. Here in this COVID-19 summer of unrelenting groundhog days of privation, a heatwave and wildfires are upon us. Already, Gov. Gavin Newsom, the...