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Is the Republican Party Brain Dead

Is the Republican Party Brain Dead

    By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,    In his masterful book about American elections, Theodore H. White, described, in the “The Making of the President 1960,” the major differences between America’s two political parties.  The Republicans, White said, believe that the individual American citizen has an obligation to himself and his community […]

Commentary: Wait till Next Year

Commentary: Wait till Next Year

By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When I was growing up and the baseball and football seasons ended, the teams I rooted for never won a championship. To sooth my disappointment my Dad always told me “wait till next year” This counseling was enough to obliterate the blues as life moved on. This […]

Commentary: 50 Years of Rage; The White Working Class

Commentary: 50 Years of Rage; The White Working Class

. By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,   If one has to pick a date for the collapse of the Franklin Roosevelt coalition, that date should be Nov. 5, 1968, the date on which Richard Nixon was elected president of the United States.  The Roosevelt coalition consisted of laborers, big-city bosses, the South, ethnic […]

Could It Be That Both Parties Are Doomed?

Could It Be That Both Parties Are Doomed?

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Thanks to Donald Trump, the GOP is no longer that of the Establishment—and they admit it! From Politico, “Neither of the two Republican former presidents voted for Mr. Trump — the father voted for Hillary Clinton and the son voted for ‘none of the above,’ as he […]

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views I spent the past weekend at the Republican Party convention in Orange County.  Among the attendees were legislators, staffers, lobbyists, consultants and others that spend their lives dealing with elected officials and getting people elected.  One of the major topics talked about at the Lobby Bar […]

Walters: Jerry Brown Signs Ridiculous New Gun Law

Walters: Jerry Brown Signs Ridiculous New Gun Law

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Guv Brown is a feel good type of guy.  It does not matter to him if a piece of legislation is workable, enforceable or needed—as long as he can say he took a “hard stand”.  Dan Walters points out how silly Brown has been in his […]

Not a Joke! AB 326–Barbers Will Have A Role In Preventing Domestic Abuse

Not a Joke! AB 326–Barbers Will Have A Role In Preventing Domestic Abuse

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Thanks to AB 326, barbers and beauticians MUST be trained in domestic Violence issues and reporting them to government.  Why?  Because your barber and hair dresser listens to your tales of woe.  Why stop hear—why not all bartenders, cab drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers, bus driver […]

New American Civil War: The Battle of Berkeley Started Last Thursday

New American Civil War: The Battle of Berkeley Started Last Thursday

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views World War II had the battle of Iwo Jima.  The Civil War had the battle of Gettysburg.  The New American Civil War is going to have its FIRST declared WAR—the Battle of Berkeley.  In the end, like the other wars, this one will end with the […]

Commentary: Today is 9/11—a Day for Remembrance, Renewal and Return to Freedom

Commentary: Today is 9/11—a Day for Remembrance, Renewal and Return to Freedom

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views For the past 48 hours every cable station and many of the networks have been 24.7 with stories of Hurricane Irma—truly an historic event.  Missing over the weekend, due to the monopoly of Irma, is a mention that today is 16 anniversary of the attack on […]

Hurricanes bring unity to a splintered nation

Hurricanes bring unity to a splintered nation

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   I have a small confession to make. It might sound a bit bizarre but I enjoy hurricanes; especially the ones that bring havoc and considerable destruction. The same applies for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. All of these force majeure, acts of God or nature, seem to […]

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