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An Urgent Debate For California Republicans: How To Get Back In The Game

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Sunday, May 6, 2018

For anyone wondering about the state of the Republican Party in California these days, consider this: There may be no Republican candidate for governor or United States senator on the state’s ballot this November.

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Candidates For California Governor Jockey For 2nd Place

quoting Bill Whalenvia Tampa Bay Times
Saturday, May 5, 2018

In California's first incumbent-free race for governor since voters switched to a top-two primary system, nearly two dozen candidates are jockeying for a spot in the runoff, including five Democrats and two Republicans with deep pockets or experience in politics.

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California Is Now World's 5th Largest Economy, Surpasses UK

quoting Lee Ohanianvia NBC Bay Area News
Friday, May 4, 2018

California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to federal data made public Friday.

Analysis and Commentary

The Seven E's Candidates For California Governor Must Address

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 3, 2018

When I was young boy and obsessed by all things sea power, I wondered why certain American warships had the letter “E” on their smokestacks or superstructures while others didn’t.

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What Nixon Needs Now, West Refusing To Get Real On Iran And Other Comments

quoting David Davenportvia New York Post
Thursday, May 3, 2018

In the wake of the “March for Our Lives” movement, notes David Davenport at the Washington Examiner, the question of lowering the voting age to 16 “has come to the fore,” and several state and local bills around the country would do just that. 

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How A California Republican Party Endorsement In The Governor’s Race Could Help The GOP Hang On To Congress

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 3, 2018

California Republicans gathering in San Diego for this weekend's state GOP convention find themselves in a familiar spot: scrambling for ways to resurrect a party sliding toward political irrelevance in this solidly Democratic state.

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Diverse Field Running For California Insurance Commissioner

quoting Bill Whalenvia Seattle Times
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

One way or another, California’s next insurance commissioner will be the first of his kind.

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California Saving

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

California can wake up from its public-pension nightmare. The key: getting rid of ruinous defined-benefit plans.

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Housing Holdup

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Regulations rob California of the housing it needs.

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The Can’t-Do State

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Golden State may remain a land of great strengths, but it suffers from political inertia. Who will defy the entrenched interests?