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22, Mar 2017

Chelsea Clinton to receive Lifetime Achievement Award? “At the heart of New York City is a vibrant community of strong women in entertainment, media, and politics whose commitment to philanthropy is inspirational,” said Michelle Sobrino Stearns, Group Publisher/Chief Revenue Officer of Variety, in a statement released Monday. “We are delighted to be celebrating these women […]

Steven Greenhut offers an insightful analysis of the current state of the California Republican Party following the 2016 general election. An election that saw the California GOP slide further into irrelevance, giving California Democrats Super Majorities in both the State Assembly and the State Senate. Greenhut observes: In swing districts, the GOP can grab the […]


15, Aug 2016

Currently re-reading Whittaker Chambers’ Witness. One of Chambers’ quotes from the 1960s,  as provided by William F Buckley in 2001, seems rather prescient half a century later : But if the Republican Party cannot get some grip of the actual world we live in and from it generalize and actively promote a program that means something […]

Rant ahead: Please review the press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department regarding the impact of the just passed California Proposition 47. See also an article from the Los Angeles Times regarding Proposition 47’s impact in court on it’s very first day OK – This is why the ballot referendum process can be dangerous. […]

Where we should be:   What the Democratic Legislature has delivered this century:   What the Democratic Legislature WANTS (Safety net!)

The California  Legislative Analyst’s Office’s Chief Analyst Mac Taylor is forecasting a budget surplus that could reach $2.4 billion by June 2014 and $5.6 billion by June 2015. The actual projection made by the LAO has the state at a $10 billion surplus in six years, provided that revenue and spending patterns continue at the same […]

Received a delightful letter from the Republican National Committee. Seems that they are concerned that, well, I’ve gone loco.     I’ve got… a problem with  this. First, I’ve never contributed directly to the RNC. I’ve never been a member of the RNC. I have contributed to individual candidates. But I’ve never contributed to the […]

I received a charming call from a national GOP fundraiser on Saturday asking me to ‘renew‘ my commitment to the National Party. I demurred, making certain that she understood that while I had contributed to the Presidential campaign in the general election, I was dissatisfied with the national party’s efforts across all fronts: Congressional, Senatorial, and the […]

Hey fellow Conservatives and the GOP, here’s my post election theme song. Don’t call me, I’ll call you. In January. Maybe.

In this political season, I find myself missing a particular voice.  A voice that was as unique as any other audibly, and in terms of his happy warrior tone. Dean Barnett would really be enjoying this ride in 2012, and would lend a valuable voice to the current debate. A voice that could help us all […]