Late-Entering Presidential Candidates Rarely Win

History shows us that candidates who enter the race for President late rarely do well, and rarely manage to win.

Trump May Not Benefit Politically From Al-Baghdadi’s Death

If President Trump expected to get a political bump from the death of the leader of ISIS, he is most likely going to be disappointed.

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.

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.

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.

California Moves Primary Date To March 3rd

California is set up throw a huge curve ball into the 2020 Presidential nomination fight.

Third Party Fantasies

The latest entry in the unity third party presidential candidate genre is just as bad as they always are.

California Eliminates Cash Bail

California is taking a major step in Criminal Justice reform by eliminating cash bail.

Hawaii Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Late last week, Hawaii became the seventh state and eighth major American jurisdiction to legalize assisted suicide.

Trump’s Call For National Guard Troops At The Border Falling Flat

President Trump’s call for National Guard troops isn’t going over well even with Republican Governors.

Federal Government Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities” Laws

The Federal Government has fired another shot in the ongoing war over so-called “sanctuary cities.”

Budget Surplus in California

Responsible governance from the Golden State?

California Files Suit Over Trump’s Border Wall

Yet another lawsuit against yet another controversial Trump Administration policy.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

Clinton Grabs Big Endorsement A Week Ahead Of The Battle For California

Hillary Clinton is hoping to avoid an embarrassing loss in California to Bernie Sanders, and she just got some help from an unlikely source.

No, the US is not on the Verge of a Multi-Party System

We will have a two party system for the foreseeable future.

California Adopts Automatic Voter Registration

California has become the second state to provide for automatic voter registration for all eligible voters when they obtain or renew a driver’s license.

California’s Governor Signs Right To Die Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide, making California the fifth state to legalize the practice and possibly giving real political momentum to the Right To Die movement.

California Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide

California’s legislature has approved a bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide in the nation’s largest state.

California May Be About To Eliminate Most Exemptions For Mandatory Vaccination

A proposed California law would require all students who attend public school to be vaccinated, with limited exemptions for medical reasons.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

A man best known, perhaps, for what he didn’t do, has passed away

Voter Turnout In 2014 Midterms Hit Lowest Point Since 1942

Voter Turnout was lower this year than in any midterm since the one held eleven months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Republicans Score Wins In Key Governor’s Races

The Republican wave extended even to Governor’s races that, in any other year, they should have lost.

2014 Midterm Election Predictions

Time to look into the crystal ball.

California Not Executing Enough People, Says Federal Judge

The most novel argument yet against capital punishment.

California Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Unconstitutional

A landmark ruling out of California that could help propel a real debate on education reform.

California GOP Turns Against The Tea Party

Another victory for the GOP establishment in its battle against the Tea Party.

Obsessing Over Bill Clinton And Sex Would Be A Dumb 2016 Campaign Strategy For Republicans

Going after Hillary Clinton by attacking her husband won’t work.

Child Of Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Become A Lawyer, May Not Be Allowed To Work

An excellent argument for immigration reform can be found in the case of one Californian named Sergio Garcia.

Federal Court Upholds Most Of New York State Gun Control Law

A Federal Judge in New York upholds, for the most part, that state’s new gun control law.

Jerry Brown For President?

Fourth time’s the charm? Probably not.

New Jersey Supreme Court: Warrant Required To Track Via Cell Phone GPS

New Jersey’s highest court gets it right.

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.

California Balances Budget While Expanding Aid to Poor

Jerry Brown’s second go-round as governor has been very, very good to the Golden State.

What The Proposition 8 Ruling Means For California And The Country

The Court may have “punted” the Proposition 8 ruling, but it is likely to have a wide-ranging impact both in California and nationwide.

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8 Appeal For Lack Of Standing

On the whole, a complete victory for advocates of same-sex marriage today at the Supreme Court.

Yes, Bush Administration Used Torture

A bipartisan commission of elder statesmen confirms what we’ve known for years.

California Defies Supreme Court on Prison Releases

Jerry Brown tells the US Supreme Court to go to hell.

Coaching Through Tragedy

How two head coaches got struggling NFL teams ready to play one day after the shocking death of a teammate.

Dallas Cowboys Tragedy: Josh Brent Kills Jerry Brown in Drunken Crash

Another week, another innocent person killed by an NFL player.

Supreme Court To Hear Appeals In Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The issue of same-sex marriage will be before the Supreme Court early next year.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Compensating For Something Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

GDP Growth 2.8% In 4th Quarter: Not Great, Not Good, Barely Okay

Another weak GDP report that portends stagnation ahead.