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April 7, 2014 | Washington Post

In the ‘Credentials Caucus,’ GOP’s 2016 Hopefuls Study Policy and Seek Advisers

April 1, 2014 | Associated Press

The GOP Advantage: Geography or Gerrymandering?

March 26, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle

Calif. State Senator Yee's Arrest Adds to Democrats' Scandals

The federal corruption and bribery charges leveled against state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco mark the third embarrassing scandal this year for Senate Democrats and their party, which controls both houses of the state Legislature and every statewide office in California. Coming on the heels of recent tangled legal troubles of two high-profile Los Angeles County Democratic state senators - Ron Calderon of Montebello and Roderick Wright of Inglewood- Yee's arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party an opening in a midterm election year, political observers say. California Democrats, already challenged in 2014 elections by a more energized and angry GOP electorate, are now "at substantial risk," said Larry Gerston, a professor of political science at San Jose State University. The Democratic Party's latest troubles with Yee come weeks after Calderon became the high-profile target of FBI investigations that resulted in federal corruption charges after he was accused of accepting almost $100,000 in bribes in tony meals and fancy golf games. Yee's headline-making arrest Wednesday creates at the very least a major image problem for Democrats, as voters may well "begin to wonder if the (Democratic) leadership there has just gone amok - perhaps out of complacency, perhaps out of a false sense of security," Gerston said.
March 11, 2014 | Advancing a Free Society

A Jolly Good Night In Florida

March 3, 2014 | Weekly Standard

The Great Disappointment of 2013

Every student of American religious history has heard of the event known as “the Great Disappointment.” In 1818 William Miller, a former naval captain turned lay Baptist preacher, developed a new method for calculating biblical chronology to arrive at the conclusion that the millennium would take place sometime between 1842 and 1844. Finally published in 1832, Miller’s thesis quickly drew attention. A sect began to form, spreading from Miller’s home region in Eastern New York to New England and beyond. Millerism was born.
March 2, 2014 | Advancing a Free Society

Hillary 2016: Running Candidate Or Flying Nun

February 27, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown Announces Campaign for Fourth Term as California Governor

SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown finally made it official Thursday: He's running for an unprecedented fourth and final term as governor.
February 27, 2014 | Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown to Seek Unprecedented Fourth Term as California Governor

It was the safest of political pronouncements – and a reprise of his campaign four years ago – when Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he will run for re-election.
February 24, 2014 | National Review Online

Land of Inequality

From the March 10, 2014, issue of NR
February 21, 2014 | Sacramento Bee

Status Quo for Next Elections?

Here are three items to consider as we look at California’s future.