High Plains Grifter: Board Chair Patrick Jones, the Gun Range Project and the Peculiar Case of Schrödinger’s Pig

Head east on Highway 44 toward Lassen Peak and turn south on Millville Plains Road shortly after you pass Palo Cedro, and you might as well be in a different state. Kansas perhaps. Nebraska. Or maybe an Andrew Wyeth painting.… Continue Reading


Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson Doubles Down on Divisive Culture Wars as 2024 Campaign Season Begins

Editor’s note: this story has been changed to reflect only what the article from the Atlantic states. “This isn’t a political battle. It’s a war against pure evil.” So states the promo video for the America Upheld California Leadership Summit and… Continue Reading


As Recall Election and FPPC Investigation Loom, Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye Distances Himself From MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye sometimes has trouble acknowledging his benefactors. He was the first local candidate to kiss Reverge Anselmo’s ring during the 2022 election season, allegedly traveling to Phoenix to meet the right-wing Connecticut multimillionaire and… Continue Reading


The Great Missouri Hand-Count Swindle: How MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Conned Patrick Jones and Kevin Crye, Costing Shasta County Millions

A manual tally voting system touted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Shasta County supervisors Patrick Jones and Kevin Crye and recently deployed in Osage County, Missouri, costs more money, takes more time, and is less accurate than ballot tabulation… Continue Reading


Shasta County School Board Follies: Moms for Liberty Infiltrates Local Districts, Chaos Ensues

At a meeting of the Shasta County chapter of Moms for Liberty early last month, Anderson Unified High School District board member Jackie LaBarbera described a bullying incident that recently occurred at Anderson High School: Several boys allegedly attempted to… Continue Reading


Local Parental Rights Activists Target LGBTQ+ Students; Students and Allies Push Back, Gateway Recall is On

A local representative from the California Teacher’s Association has filed a complaint after right-wing gadflies Rich Gallardo, Lori Bridgeford and their traveling band of white Christian nationalist orators called for the removal of regulations that protect LGBTQ+ students at the… Continue Reading