Silly Governor Tricks

With all of California’s problems solved, Gavin Newsome is doing stunts.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

For people living with convictions, the past is always present

Two stories about our culture’s focus on punishment

Newsom Easily Survives Recall

The flake beat the weirdo.

Keeping the Voter Fraud Flames Burning

This time in the CA recall.

Polling Favorable to Newsom in CA

It is closer than Newsom might want, but the numbers are favorable to him.

The CA Recall

The system is not defensible.

Is California Recall Unconstitutional?

A novel but flawed legal argument.

Quick Hits

The tabs must be cleared.

Trouble for Newsom?

A new poll show a very close race.

Following the Science Isn’t Our Nature

The reaction to the pandemic has long since been about much more than the pandemic.

Weak Parties and the CA Recall

With an appearance by Caitlyn Jenner’s choice of party.

Yes, Presidential Approval Matters

An explanation to a question you likely weren’t asking.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

More on Trump and the Fires

Trump appears to have been shamed into doing part of his job.

Rose Parade, Virginia Football Canceled

Despite hope for a vaccine, officials are canceling large events months in advance.

Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.

California in Lockdown

Our most populous state has become the first with a blanket “stay home” order to stave off Covid-19.

Duncan Hunter Jr. To Resign Early Next Year

California Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. will remain in office for the rest of 2019 notwithstanding his guilty plea.

California Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Return Disclosure Law

The California Supreme Court has struck down a state law purporting to require a candidate for President to release their tax returns,

New York City Voters Approve Ranked-Choice Voting

A big win for ranked-choice voting in the Big Apple as voters approve a referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the nation’s most populous city.

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Disclosure Of Candidate Tax Returns

Late last week, a Federal Judge in California placed on hold a state law requiring candidates to provide copies of their tax returns.

Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Candidates To Release Tax Returns

Late last week, a Federal Judge blocked a California law requiring candidates for President and other offices to make copies of their tax returns public.

In A Turn Away From Federalism, Trump Will Revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

In a rebuke to traditional conservative views of Federalism, the Trump Administration intends to revoke California’s authority to set its own clean air standards,

Trump Campaign Sues To Block California Law Requiring Release Of Tax Returns

The Trump campaign and several other parties have filed lawsuits challenging California’s new law requiring candidates for President to release copies of their tax returns.

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Candidates To Release Tax Returns

California’s legislature has passed a law purporting to require candidates for President to release copies of their tax returns, but it’s likely to face legal challenges if it becomes law.

Second Major Earthquake Hits Southern California

The ground shook overnight in Southern California for the second time in two days.

California Becomes Latest State To Try To Force Trump To Disclose Tax Returns

California is the latest state to try to force all Presidential candidates, including the President, to release their tax returns as a condition for getting on the ballot. It’s not at all clear that this is permitted under the Constitution.

Trump Wants to Dump Detainees in Sanctuary Cities

Stephen Miller and others wanted to punish Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats by dumping detained migrants in their districts.

Democrats and the Death Penalty

California Governor Gavin Newsome may have put the issue front and center for 2020.

Are Female Politicians’ Sex Lives Off Limits?

Is benefitting politically from romantic liaisons different than other relationships?

Reagan Country Turns Blue

One of the last Republican strongholds in California is now completely blue.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

California, Two Other States, Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The fight for marijuana legalization advances in California.

California Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Californians are set to vote on marijuana legalization in November and, this time, it looks like it will pass.

Delaware Becomes The Latest State To Decriminalize Marijuana

Delaware has become the latest state to liberalize its laws regarding marijuana.

New Poll Shows Support For Marijuana Legalization Continues To Rise

Public support for marijuana legalization continues to rise. As with the marriage equality movement, it’s obvious where this will end, The only question is how long it will take to get there.

9th Circuit Lifts Stay, Same-Sex Marriages Resume In California

Faster than many expected, same-sex marriage became the law again in California late yesterday.

What’s in a Name?

Decency Wars