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Feinstein, GOP Maneuver Over Kavanaugh Allegations -- Bloomberg To Spend In SoCal Races -- Breaking Down The Potential 2020 Californians -- Brown Signs Homelessness Bills

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The fallout from a letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault continued to spread on Monday, yielding a hearing date next week for Kavanaugh and his accuser — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in the thick of it.


The Sweet Spot In California Politics? It Comes With Fries And A Beverage

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 13, 2018

While you were merrily spending your August on a well-deserved vacation, here’s how John Cox spent his time: toiling away in the California Division of Motor Vehicle offices.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Another Bad Idea Coming Out of California

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The liberal politicians in California are at it again. Their latest idea?  Legislation that would create “safe injection” sites in San Francisco, where addicts can be supervised while they abuse illicit substances like heroin.


Will 2018 Be Another Watershed Election For California?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 6, 2018

We think of politics in two- and four-year election cycles. But in California, those aren’t the only numbers worth remembering.


Will Corporate California Go The Way Of Quotas?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 6, 2018

To the adage “let’s keep politics out of the bedroom,” what about California’s government intervening in the boardroom?

In the News

Golden Could Be The First Colorado City To Lower The Minimum Voting Age To 16

quoting David Davenportvia Denver Post
Monday, September 3, 2018

Bella Macarelli regularly discusses the big issues of the day — politics, immigration, gun control — with her classmates at Golden High School. She says her age (she turns 16 in November) shouldn’t preclude her and her friends from bringing those lofty thoughts from the schoolyard to the ballot box.

Analysis and Commentary

Junk Science And Leftist Folklore Have Set California Ablaze

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Left Coast is burning. Oregon is fighting 13 wildfires encompassing 185,000 acres. California is battling 19 fires, including tornados of fire called "fire whirls," which have gobbled up 577,000 acres and left eight dead. A good progressive who never lets a crisis go to waste, Governor Jerry Brown told Californians, “With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up.”

In the News

Today's Cannon: Austin's Bond Proposal, Mandatory Paid Sick Leave And Tariffs And Free Trade

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Gilmer Mirror
Thursday, August 16, 2018

What to Know: Austin voters in November will decide the fate of a $925 million bond package, the largest in the city’s history.


August In Sacramento—Jerry Brown’s Game, Jerry Brown’s Rules

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 16, 2018

With all due respect to T.S. Eliot and his grim assessment of April, it’s August in Sacramento that can be “the cruelest month” for ambitious lawmakers.


California Is Using Lawsuits To Impose Blue-State Values On The Rest Of The Country

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

It's not fake news that California is joining 19 other states to sue the Trump administration over auto emission standards. But it’s not surprising news either, since this is now the 39th lawsuit California has brought against the federal government during Donald Trump’s 1.5-year presidency.