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

Another weak GDP report that portends stagnation ahead.

Draft Hillary? The Political Hackery Of Pat Caddell & Doug Schoen

“Democratic” Pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen are out with another wacky Op-Ed.

Man Loses Parole For Calling Family to Tell Them of Parole

Dwayne Kennedy will spend 5 more years in prison for using a cell phone to call his family to tell them he’d been paroled.

California Allows Police To Search Mobile Phones Without A Warrant

California’s Governor has vetoed a bill that would have reversed a very misguided decision by that state’s Supreme Court.

Republican Debate: Romney Perry Fight Dominates Conversation

Last night’s GOP debate was a two-man affair.

CA Controller to Withhold Pay of Legislators over Budget

CA’s budget battles continue.

2012 isn’t 1992

Some think that 2012 will be like 1992. However, that analogy is problematic.

Wisconsin Teacher Showdown

Neither side is covering themselves in glory in the battle over the Badger State budget.

Money Can’t Buy Elections After All

During the just concluded election season, eleven self-funded candidates spent a total of $ 286 million trying to win elections. Only two of them actually won.

2010: The Maturity Election?

Peggy Noonan argues that Tuesday’s elections shows that Americans want to be led by accomplished grown-ups and will reject people who seem empty or crazy.

In Defense Of “Negative” Ads

Once again, the political media is wringing it’s hands over “negative” ads. As usual, it’s all a bunch of nonsense.

The Year of the (Odd) Candidate

Politicians are, by definition, a bit abnormal. However, this year we seem to have more than our fair share of the truly odd.

Is This The End Of The GOP’s California Dreamin’ ?

Despite hopes that they could help reverse a 20 year trend, both Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are beginning to lose ground in their races for statewide office in California.

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Leading In California Polls

This November, California could become the first state in the nation to completely legalize the possession and sale of marijuana. And the battle over the ballot initiative is having an impact on other statewide races.

Gay Marriages To Go Forward In California, Appeal May Be In Jeopardy

Judge Walker lifted the stay on his Order declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, but the big news may be the procedural defect that could doom any appeal.

Schwarzenegger: Let Gays Marry Now

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says there is no governmental or public interest in continuing a ban on gay marriage. But what about the will of his constituents?