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Reject Tribalism, Embrace Authenticity: The Future Is Post-Partisan Mavericky, But Not In The McCain Way

Reject Tribalism, Embrace Authenticity: The Future Is Post-Partisan Mavericky, But Not In The McCain Way

Opinion By Marc Ang Krysten Sinema has made news and shocked the Beltway types for making some “mavericky” moves as of late, choosing not to green light the Democrats’ spending bill, voting along with her colleague Joe Manchin to put the brakes on runaway spending. I’ve seen articles opine on how she should be more […]

California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impacts on state and local governments by reducing tax revenue, causing widespread unemployment, and increasing healthcare costs. In addition to reducing spending and, in some cases, raising taxes, state governments have relied on debt to address their budget shortfalls during the pandemic. According to data from the U.S. Census […]

Brother, Can You Spare $29 Trillion?

Brother, Can You Spare $29 Trillion?

  by Thomas L. Knapp Well,  it’s time for one of those periodic “debt ceiling” fights in Congress. Every so often, American politicians argue over whether to allow themselves to borrow more money, with their promise to beat it out of your hide, plus interest, later, as their collateral. These fights get dramatic, in the […]

Julia Brownley – If you are our rep Save this Country – No, No, No, No!

Julia Brownley – If you are our rep Save this Country – No, No, No, No!

Contact Ms. Brownley, who is supposed to be representing Ventura County and this country as opposed to global interests.  Congress is about to break the bank.  Call/contact/email Julia Brownley’s office – now! Urge her to vote – No on the raising the Debt Ceiling No on approving the Continuing Resolution without addressing the culminative debt […]

Politics | House Progressives’ Infrastructure Priorities List Includes Bolstering Immigration, Housing, Medicaid

Politics | House Progressives’ Infrastructure Priorities List Includes Bolstering Immigration, Housing, Medicaid

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR A group of nearly 100 House progressives compiled a list of infrastructure priorities that included a pathway to citizenship, affordable housing investments and Medicaid funding. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced its objectives in an internal memo obtained by Politico on Friday. The five priorities, which were compiled by surveying the caucus’ 95 members, represent major […]

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ – Here’s What’s in it

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ – Here’s What’s in it

R. Mitchell Source: Conservative Daily News CDN In a weekend session, the U.S. Senate passed the ‘American Rescue Plan Act’ – a Democrat-supported bill that includes stimulus payments, COVID provisions, and a slew of liberal wish list items. The bill passed 50-49 in a strict party-line vote. (Full Text HERE) Coronavirus-Related Spending The bill includes $1,400 per […]

As America Divides, Florida and Texas Head One Way, California and New York Go the Opposite Direction

As America Divides, Florida and Texas Head One Way, California and New York Go the Opposite Direction

BY MARK TAPSCOTT News Analysis In her long and futile search for why she lost the 2016 election, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did manage to find some solace in the areas she carried against President Donald Trump. “So, I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” Clinton told an audience during a 2018 […]

Don’t Let Trump’s Budget Proposal be Used to Distract You From the Real Spenders

Don’t Let Trump’s Budget Proposal be Used to Distract You From the Real Spenders

  By Thomas L. Knapp As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Well, not exactly. That’s what the “from” header said, but the message was signed “Team AOC” and delivered via Daily Kos. What does Team […]

Worst Fears Realized

Worst Fears Realized

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When it comes to California politics, I have been rightfully accused of being a protégée of Henny Penny or Chicken Little. Much like the fairy tale, I have warned ”The sky is falling” and imminent disaster will soon  be upon us. My concern was generated by […]

Is Jerry Brown ‘diverting’ 30 percent of California’s new gas tax money?

Is Jerry Brown ‘diverting’ 30 percent of California’s new gas tax money?

By Chris Nichols on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. (note date) California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks after the state Legislature passed a gas tax increase in April 2017. Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio Drivers in California will start paying a higher gas tax this fall, as part of a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to […]

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