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What Is This ‘QAnon’ Thing They’re Talking About?

Recent focus on the deranged views voiced by U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor (Marge) Greene has elevated “QAnon” to a household word. Attempting to understand precisely what “QAnon” is, however, represents a slippery and elusive task, because this shadowy, nut-case umbrella term has no universally accepted description. The best nuts and bolts description, in a grueling… »

Dissecting Dueling IGS & PPIC Polls on Prince Gavin

A few months ago, when the Coronavirus pandemic was just getting real, a majority of Californians thought Gov. Gavin Newsom was doing a good job of managing the crisis. Not so much anymore. Today, only 31% of California voters give Newsom good or excellent marks… »

Why 2020 Was Annus Horribilis for California

For our farewell to 2020, Calbuzz was cleverly waiting for the results of the Georgia Senate races, in order to be able to more accurately discuss how 2021 would be shaping up – Democratic control of the U.S. Senate obviously would make things very different… »

Trump’s Re-elect Strategy: Fear BLM More than Covid

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Now we know Donald Trump’s strategy for re-election: use pure, un-distilled racism to overcome Joe Biden’s multi-national coalition. It’s George Wallace on steroids. “Your vote will decide whether we… »

Why Trump’s Convention Will Be Purely Negative


In 1992, at the GOP national convention, Patrick Buchanan declared, “There is a religious war going on in this country. It is a cultural war, as critical to the… »

Biden Should Go Positive — Decency for a Change


Now that he’s got California Sen. Kamala Harris for his running mate, former Vice President Joe Biden has one key task: Sell himself to voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and… »

Why Joe Biden Should Pick Kamala Harris for Veep


Thirteen Tuesdays before Election Day (that’s 91 days until Nov. 3, for those keeping score at home) the most intriguing political question of the week is who will become… »

Why Police Must Be Brought Under Civilian Control


By Phil Troun- stine and Garry South, Special to the Sacramento Bee: In our many collective decades of covering and engaging in local, state and national politics, we… »

Biden, Sounding Like a President, Confronts Racism


Joe Biden addres- sed the three crises facing America – the pandemic, the economic depression and the racism ripping apart the social contract — during a forceful speech in… »

Why Trump’s Approval Boost is a Bump not a Spike


Thought-ful people who have witnes- sed President Trump’s ignorant, incompetent, idiotic news conferences on the Coronavirus find themselves ready to slit their wrists when they see that the president’s… »

Dick Polman’s Letter to Bernie: Shut It Down Now


Dear Bernie, You are toast and we smell the burn. We are shutting you down. We are not “corporate” or “Wall Street” or “millionaires and billionaires.” We are just… »

CA Voters: Biden’s the Centrist Who Can Beat Trump


After the contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, Calbuzz — still committed to the United Front Against Trump (UFAT) — began to wonder if the Democrats might have… »

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