Why I'll never go back to California

by Patrice Lewis -- I have been asked, at various times in my adult life, why anyone would leave California if they had the good fortune to live there? To which I more…

Free stuff or freedom?

by Patrice Lewis -- It's no secret that government dependency has massively increased in the last few years. It's shocking enough that one out of seven Americans is on food stamps (as more…

What's the appeal of Bad Boys?

by Patrice Lewis -- When I was 11 years old, I became friends with a girl named Maryann. We were inseparable for a couple of years, and then we drifted apart. Way more…

If the grid fails, will you die?

by Patrice Lewis -- Every so often WND runs an article about the possible repercussions of a long-term power grid failure due to an EMP or a massive solar flare. The articles more…

Why preparedness is going mainstream

by Patrice Lewis -- In the latest issue of Backwoods Home Magazine, there was an editorial by magazine founder Dave Duffy entitled "The Mainstreaming of Self-Reliance" in which he charted the slow more…

The power-lusters

by Patrice Lewis -- "[M]ake it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your more…

So when's the revolution?

by Patrice Lewis -- The horrifying headlines were coming so thick and fast this month it was hard to keep up: "Feds want your mental health records" "Judge says ordinary tools are more…

Easter or Earth Day?

by Patrice Lewis -- As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this weekend, I thought I'd pause for a moment and examine how we give honor (ahem) to Mother Earth. After more…

The Kim Kardashian effect

by Patrice Lewis -- Newsflash! This week Kim Kardashian wore a THONG BIKINI for a photo shoot in Thailand! Aren't you enthralled? I know I'm not. But the sad thing is, endless more…