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Resistance Doomed? Secession Move Could Result

April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

Since the Civil War, no state has resisted the policies of a single President more than California today as it...

Top 4 System Could Revive State’s Republicans

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

By Tom Elias Imagine for a moment that California now had a top four primary election system instead of the...

Villaraigosa Ascending, Newsom Plateauing

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

By Tom Elias This is one article in a series of interviews with significant candidates for governor of California. Antonio...

Congress Must Temper Trump’s California Vendetta

March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

By Tom Elias This has all the symptoms of a classical political vendetta: At every opportunity, President Trump does whatever...

Gas Tax Boost Key to Trump Infrastructure Cash

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

By Tom Elias Strong ironies are playing out today as California’s 14 Republican members of Congress support President Trump’s announced...

If Undisciplined, GOP Won’t Make Fall Ballot

February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

By Tom Elias It’s well established that the California Republican Party has been almost without influence in the state’s public...

Gender Gap the Key to Congress

February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018

 By Tom Elias The most dramatic news in the year’s first big round of political polling, out a few days...

Trump Ignores California, Unlike Predecessors

February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

By Tom Elias When devastating wildfires whipped through both Northern and Southern California last fall, state requests for emergency declarations...

Rebuke For PUC as Consumers Get Half a Win

February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

By Tom Elias c The bottom line on the 2012 shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station was that...

Single-Payer Emerging as Key Election Issue

January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

By Tom Elias After the contentious, sometimes raucous first debate of this year’s primary election season, it became clear that...