Category Archives: California

Boxer — The Final Round?

The best way to raise California Republicans’ hopes for 2014? Start talking 2016 — and the buzz that Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to call it a day at the end of this, her fourth term in the “World’s Most … Continue reading

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Brown-Kashkari: A Scorecard

Granted, we probably overdo it with the boxing metaphors when scoring political debates, but in this case it comes in handy in assessing Thursday night’s encounter, in Sacramento, between California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, businessman Neel Kashkari. … Continue reading

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California Gubernatorial Debate — Tonight!

If you’re a voting resident of the Golden State and are looking for some other form of visual entertainment after the first half of tonight’s Seahawks-Packers game, then check your local listings for the gubernatorial debate. Yes, Gov. Jerry Brown … Continue reading

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Brown-Kashkari Make a Debate Date

News on the California front: Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, have agreed to a candidates debate. When: Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m. (West Coast time)  Where: Sacramento How (to see or hear it): California public broadcasting, … Continue reading

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Street-Side Candidate

Name the odder scenario: 1) Anti-tax advocate and enemy-of-the-left Grover Norquist reportedly attending this year’s Burning Man festival, at the end of August in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (tune in, turn on . . . drop the payroll tax?) 2) California … Continue reading

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South of the Border, Down Mexico Way

California Gov. Jerry Brown is in Mexico this week, signing an accord on climate change and — finally — interjecting himself into the border crisis debate. I choose the word “finally” because Brown was all-in on immigration in 2013, promising to … Continue reading

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