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We want to tell you the news that the mainstream doesn’t want you to know about and commentary leans right.

I’m an ex-liberal and am amazed at all I didn’t know when I was a liberal, like: the Constitution isn’t a “living” document; giving out endless welfare checks is a bad idea; pity for prisoners is better spent on the victims of their crimes; guns aren’t evil but people are; free speech matters more than I knew which is why PC needs to be obliterated ASAP; women can be evil too; big government doesn’t do a good job; Kumbaya, We Are the World, It Takes a Village, and anything even remotely resembling those concepts are now out of my head unless I’m using them to make fun of somebody; sometimes war is necessary; socialism and communism have absolutely no redeeming qualities as systems of government; Carter wasn’t a good president and Reagan was, Green should go back to being a color.

Independent blogs like this one provide an opportunity for common folk to battle the corrupted mainstream media in a search for truth. We are searching, always searching…

We research and are as factual as possible and provide links to sources though commentary is commentary. If we make a mistake, we correct it.

I have published educational articles, short stories for children and was a copy editor for This Week Magazine. I have a B.A. in English Literature and masters degrees in Education, Secondary Education and Administration. For 33 years, I worked in education as a teacher of English and later, Special Education, and spent years as an elementary principal, secondary principal and central office administrator.

The name Sara Noble is a nom de plume and my real name is Maura. There are a few reasons for the nom de plume and included in those is the fact that many of my family members are liberals and don’t want their last name out there on a center right blog. I started out with the pseudonym and just kept it. It’s a family name.

Pity me, I’m surrounded by liberals and I live in New York.



Gary Spina, author of “Kitchen Table Politics” among other homespun tales of pure Americana, writes occasionally for Sentinel’s The Outpost.

Dianne Hermann, accomplished editor and writer, has joined the staff and will record days in history for our This Day in History category.

Writers you will see periodically include,  Alex Hanson, Rosalie Hanson, William Grommen, Desiree Moore, Jim Soviero, John Smyth, and other guest writers.

We welcome new writers: Julie of Julie on Politics and Arthur Christopher Schaper of ASchaper1 blogspot. We have occasional contributors such as Chris Edwards of the CATO Institute and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of AMCHA.

Original photography by Rosalie Hanson.



    • They’re great. I’ll post one tomorrow and one today. Thank you for sharing them. I agree 100% but I don’t know if we will get America back. There’s no pushback.

      Thank you for your service to our country which you are obviously continuing.

  1. What the hell are you doing in Texas? Leave that cesspool and come south honey. Texas is number 1 and may one day be the Republic of Texas, Florida is number 2, but all the states south of the Mason Dixon line are places where common sense still exist.

  2. Hi, I’m a bit of an upstart with a Constitution blog on

    I went out of my normal turf/lane/lines to make a political video for Super Tuesday and the constitutional implications of Cruz, Rubio. . .and yes, even Donald Trump being nominated–a perspective you won’t find anywhere else. Would you please consider posting my post or video within the next 36 hours before Super Tuesday voting closes? Thanks!


    Just the video:

    Video Post:


  3. Sara (Maura),

    Good stuff on Newt. I could write a book on him.

    I’ve written for decades, comment to the NYT regularly, but never submit any of many thousands of pages I’ve witten over the decades. I retired out of Iraq, and I’m enjoying the quiet of my rural Sonoran ranchito.

    Feel free to look at my little blog here in Sonora.
    You just might like it.

    Like you, I took a (long) turn from left to right, as you have. Yet unlike you, I carried the liberal albatross for nearly all my 68 years, so the catharsis was intense after the separation. Better late than never, Sara. I’ll be looking for you to get better each day. I see a great gal doing great things in an America that needs far more intelligent young women who think like you.

    I’ll just post below the letter I just wrote to David Brooks at the NYT. Best to you, George Heiner

    David, in 1500 characters, I’ll not attempt to take you to task for all you write here. My wife thinks you wear great ties (and I agree) in your wholesome appearances on the PBS News Hour, and I must keep this short.

    You too readily characterize a typical Trump voter as “undereducated”. The picture in the story is surely placed there to convey that impression.

    You hang with the Friedmanians, that strange class of Flat Earth Thinkers (and Obama is among them) who see the world from the skewed perspective of Tom Friedman’s books, notably “The World Is Flat”, and “Hot, Flat, and Crowded.” These books are a staple, even a bible, for New York Times readers. Frankly, the ten year intellectual turn towards Flat Earth thinking turns my stomach.

    I can assure you I would feel more comfortable at a Trump rally than in the confines of a reunion of a few of my elite prep school classes, which include a previous DNI for President Obama, a CNN host, a famous singer songwriter, a (deceased) Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and too many others to mention. Many of my classmates have fallen into the same intellectual crevice that defines, among all else, their Flat Screen perspective of Trumps’ voters.

    Education has nothing whatsoever to do with my support for Donald Trump, and your premise – really, your presumption – that it does so undermines everything else you say, both to me and so many others who have read you for years. What happened to you, David? I’m disappointed in you.