Category Archives: California

On Arnold, Ronald And The Donald

So I’ve managed to step in it . . . Today’s Sacramento Bee has this column, authored by yours truly, on Donald Trump and his California connections. Those connections: California legislative Democrats who’ve introduced a resolution condemning TrumpĀ (they don’t want … Continue reading

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Sweet Loretta?

You can’t blame Californians for being somewhat jaded, if not downright disinterested in statewide elections. Just look at the numbers. Jerry Brown won last year’s gubernatorial contest by 20 points without working up a sweat (or bothering to run ads). … Continue reading

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Will California (Once Again) Fear the Reefer?

On Tuesday, and with little fanfare (maybe that’s because smoke has a hard time wafting down from the Last Frontier to the Lower 48), Alaska became just the third state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana use. Oregon and Washington, … Continue reading

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2018 In California Takes Shape

That’s not a typo — you read the year right. We’re talking the Golden State’s 2018 governor’s race, not 2016 and the more immediate set of races in the Golden State (most notably, finding Sen. Barbara Boxer’s heir or heiress). … Continue reading

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Life After Boxer, In Brief

And so, of all the senators up for reelection in 2016, Barbara Boxer becomes to first domino to fall — the fourth-term California Democrat announcing Thursday that she’s headed for retirement. Two things about Boxer’s decision: 1) It probably won’t … Continue reading

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California Republican Evolution, The Next Step

All of California’s congressional races are now settled, and the outcomes are a little unsettling for a Golden State GOP that though it might walk away with some gains in America’s largest state in this otherwise strong year for Republicans … Continue reading

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In California: Johnny T For The W?

You run 435 confessional races across the country and you’re going to come up with some unlikely characters. Take Arizona’s 5th Congressional District where Democrat James Woods (no. not the actor — who’s a pretty outspoken conservative) sought to make … Continue reading

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