100

The Supervisor Talks Back: District 3’s Mary Rickert on the Recall Movement and Rural Life

The following Q&A is a transcript from the Saturday, July 17 episode of Common Ground Radio, co-hosted by Christian Gardenier and R.V. Scheide. (Tune in 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays to KCNR 96.5 FM/1460AM.) This transcript has been edited… Continue Reading

254

Questionable Conduct Abounds Among Shasta County Law Enforcement Officials

Imagine a place where a lieutenant employed by the county sheriff’s department owns a gun shop, promoted by a Facebook page filled with extreme right-wing content, that sells, not only guns, but also gear representing the State of Jefferson secessionist… Continue Reading

268

The Zapatas Expound Upon COVID Denial, Toxic Masculinity & So-Called Anti-Communist Freedom-Fighters

On Sun., June 6, Carlos Zapata, one of the leaders of the movement that’s documenting the recall of three Republican members of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in order to replace them with far-right-thinking individuals, appeared with his wife… Continue Reading

269

In the Closet of Jefferson State – Part 2: Homophobic and White Christian Supremacist Hate

Editorial Note: In this second part of a four-part series, Shawn Schwaller examines why the creation of Jefferson State is not only highly unlikely to happen, but also an exceptionally bad idea from several standpoints. Throughout the series, he will… Continue Reading

115

In the Closet of Jefferson State – Part 1: Economic & Social Realities in California’s Pro-Trump Secessionist Far North

The inland portion of California north of Sacramento is not part of the state’s popular image. It is not home to year-around sunshine, beaches, palm trees, or urban sprawl. The largest city in the region, Redding, located over five hundred miles north of Los Angeles, is home to ninety-two thousand inhabitants. Continue Reading