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The Republican Party Needs to Change

The Republican Party Needs to Change

    By Richard Colman The Republican Party, in California and nationally, drastically needs to change. There was a time when the Republican Party had electable and popular candidates like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Earl Warren (as governor of California from 1943 to 1953), Dwight Eisenhower (president from 1953 to 1961), and Ronald Reagan. In […]

Get Rid of Extremists

Get Rid of Extremists

    By Richard Colman There are extremists in both major American political parties. The time has come to rid ourselves, especially in California, of extremists. This column will focus on left-wing extremism.  (At a future time, there will be a column on right-wing extremism.)  In the Democratic Party, there are extreme elements that want […]

Are Quotas Coming to U.C.

Are Quotas Coming to U.C.

    By Richard Colman  The ugly specter of racial and ethnic quotas may be coming to the campuses of the University of California. Quotas can be — or are — an expression of anti-Semitism and of anti-Asian sentiment. On June 16, 2020, CNN reported that the University of California’s ruling body, the Board of Regents, voted unanimously […]

A Transportation Horror

A Transportation Horror

    By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is a horror story.  BART serves — or is supposed to serve — passengers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  BART is supposed to be government-run example of the best of socialism.  BART provides fixed-rail transportation that is both […]

It’s a Depression, Folks!

It’s a Depression, Folks!

  By Richard Colman Most Americans are not old enough to remember the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to 1939. During that era, American unemployment reached 25 percent.  An additional percentage was underemployed. Citizens also lost their homes and life savings.  Banks failed, and depositors lost their money.  Industrial production collapsed.  People had no […]

California: A Nightmare of Over Regulation

California: A Nightmare of Over Regulation

  By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views The State of California is choking its residents with excessive regulations. Do you owe the state any tax money?  Don’t send in a check.  The state wants electronic payments.  The state’s collection agency for taxes, the Franchise Tax Board of California, will apply a penalty […]

The Democrat’s Last Chance

The Democrat’s Last Chance

  By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views If Democrats want to win the White House in 2020, time is slipping away. President Donald Trump could easily be a favorite to win re-election. But the president’s chances for a new four-year lease on the White House could be in jeopardy. The Democrats are […]

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

  By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views To paraphrase Jackie Gleason, “How Sweet It Was.”  “It” refers to California.  From 1946 to 1999, California was the place to be.  Coastal California didn’t have snow, and if a person wanted snow, he could drive to ski resorts, such as Lake Tahoe and Lake […]

Tax Illegal Immigration

Tax Illegal Immigration

  By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views   A wall along the American-Mexican border, according to a 2017 Reuters report, would cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years to build.  In 2018, there were an estimated 500,000 illegal border crossings into the United States.  If there are 500,000 such crossings each year, […]

Ten Things That Should Disappear

Ten Things That Should Disappear

  By Richard Colman There are too many rules, laws, and regulations. Here are 10 things that should disappear: (1) THE LOCAL GASOLINE SALES TAX.  On a gallon of gasoline, there is a federal tax and a state tax.  Local governments can add another tax, which means that the local tax is a tax on […]

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