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Why Brown’s Choice of Becerra for AG is Brilliant


Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination of Democratic U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles to become the state’s first Latino Attorney General, replacing Senator-elect Kamala Harris, is a shrewd and surprising political move and a superb pick. It not only instantly positions one of California’s most talented politicians as a national leader of anti-Trump progressive forces,… »

From Ted to Trump: Why Do You Want the Gig?

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Ted Kennedy famously torpedoed his 1980 campaign for president by failing miserably to state why he wanted to be president. In 2016, Donald Trump provided a high-speed, steroid-laden version of Kennedy’s incoherence in providing a rationale for his candidacy – and he’s headed to the… »

“Oswald’s Been Shot” – A Tale of Two Photos


Here’s a Calbuzz Classic, from 2013, to commemorate once again the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the most tragic and consequential political event of our lifetimes. It was the first of a series of live televised cultural horror shows that for now ends with… »

Op Ed: Young Man’s Hope for Spirit of California


By Patrick Atwater, Special to Calbuzz: On Tuesday Nov. 8, Californians voted in record numbers to reaffirm our commitment to freedom, openness and really just basic human decency. … »

Herr Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Already Starting


By Dick Polman, From News- Works: Two months before the inauguration‚ henceforth to be known as Enthronement Day, the craven corruption has already commenced. Foreign diplomats intend to line… »

Gavin’s Status, Plus a Final Word On Prez Polls


Before we dive into the painful subject of what happened in the presidential race — and why the surveys we all relied on didn’t predict the outcome — we… »

How Donald Trump Pulled Off the Unimaginable


As a practical matter, why did Donald Trump win the presidency against all rational expectations? Because: – While he lost the popular vote by at least a million votes*… »

Why Trump Will Never Be President of California


Donald John Trump, a racist and sexist obsessive liar, pathological narcissist and vicious bully, early Wednesday was elected the 45th President of the United States. But he struggled to… »

Trump’s Legacy: The Worst Angels of Our Nature


Not since 1861, when Allan Pinkerton smuggled a disguised Abraham Lincoln into Washington under military guard, has a president-elect faced such full-on toxic partisan hatred as Hillary Rodham Clinton…. »

Yo, Panicked Dems: Hillary Still Headed For Victory


Not since J. Edgar Hoover’s nefarious ‘60s program code named COINTELPRO – designed to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, neutralize or otherwise eliminate” the activities of civil rights, anti-war and… »

PPIC’s New Poll – Plus a Primer on ‘Oversampling’


Democrat Hillary Clinton now leads Republican Donald Trump by a staggering 54-28% among likely voters in the Golden State, according to the latest survey from the Public Policy Institute… »

LA Times/USC “Daybreak Poll” Dishonors the Paper


Despite Nate Silver’s argument that we should leave the LA Times/USC Dornsife “Daybreak Poll” alone, this poor excuse for a survey has been so wrong so persistently – and… »

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