Category Archives: California

The Future of California’s GOP

I have a column in today’s Sacramento Bee on the state of the California Republican Party going into the 2014 election. Here it is, if you’re interested. Long story short: 1) Unlike 1978, when Republicans had success on the statewide … Continue reading

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Even Blue States Get The Blahs

Forget about cats being the epitome of indifference (it’s not my line — I stole it from The Big Bang Theory). In 2014, it’s the American voter who, given the choice between red and blue, seems to be trending blasé. … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Use of Star Power

At long last, a candidate has found a way to incorporate celebrities into a campaign without nauseating us with the piety of the rich and famous. Give the credit to Marshall Tuck, who’s running for the Golden State’s Superintendent of … Continue reading

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Crime and Silence in California

I wrote this op-ed for Fox News on November’s Proposition 47 and the question of what happened to public safety as a defining political issue in California. About Prop 47: if approved, it would reduce the classification of most “nonserious and … Continue reading

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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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