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Why It’s Way Too Soon to Celebrate Kamala Harris



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Amid the Kamala Harris triumphalism now reverberating through the Beltway echo chamber, Calbuzz interrupts this program to bring Democrats this public service reminder: The 2020 presidential election is about three states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. And for every lefty hipster lighting up the Twitterverse with joyful, if thoroughly ageist, denunciations of Joe Biden, it’s… »

A Viewer’s Guide to the Democratic Debates


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By Jerry Roberts, Newsmakers: From Bernie and Biden to Warren and Williamson, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination begins for real on Wednesday evening — the first of two consecutive nights of nationally televised, speed dating debates featuring 20 contenders among the vast field… »

The Numbing of America: The Rape of E Jean Carroll


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By Dick Polman, WHYY News: In a normal universe – as opposed to the one we’re forced to inhabit – a vivid allegation of rape, leveled at a serially misogynist president, would be a news story worthy of 24/7 coverage. Heck, it would even be… »

CA Dems: A Return to Normalcy Is Catching On


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By the time the California Demo- crats left San Francisco Sunday – after the Dominatrixes Against Don and the bleeding man anti-circumcision protests; after Elizabeth Warren stole thunder from… »

Road Trip! How Many Ds Can Fit in Moscone Center?


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The Calbuzz “How Can You Miss Us if We Won’t Go Away” Reunion Tour will roll into San Francisco this weekend, along with every Democrat in the Northern Hemisphere,… »

Why Democrats – White and Black – Back Joe Biden


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Let’s dispense with the notion that name ID explains why former Vice President Joe Biden is repeatedly showing up with double and triple the support of other Democrats in… »

Joe Biden and the Folly of the Pitchfork Brigade


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We agree with Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol: “The piling on about Joe Biden’s sometimes unwanted affectionate touches by political competitors and media outlets is shameful.” Biden is 76. He’s… »

FBI vs. Apple: A Case Study of Kamala Equivocation


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With unchar- acteristic restraint, Calbuzz balks when people around the country ask us whether Kamala Harris is for real, or just the flavor of the week. Not because California’s… »

Exit Interview: Jerry Brown Stresses Elder Wisdom


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As he leaves office Monday, after serving a combined 16 years as governor of California, Jerry Brown’s summation of what makes for great executive leadership boils down to one… »

Op-Ed: Why Californians Don’t Win the White House


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By Garry South, From The Hill — We’ve barely recovered from the 2018 mid-terms, but the air is already thick with speculation about whether a candidate from California will… »

Calbuzz Reprise: Our Memo to GOP on Relevancy


Nearly a decade ago, we offered some suggestions to the GOP to help it become relevant again. They have rigorously ignored us and now, after watching the Blue Tsunami… »

Gas Tax Necessary – But Waayyy Insufficient


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By Patrick Atwater, Special to Calbuzz — California’s history has been defined by visionary public works, from the world’s largest port to the nation’s first freeways to pioneering aqueducts… »

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