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Why Bully Boy Perez Should Concede to Betty Yee


[Editors Note: Two days after this article was posted, John Perez called off his recount and threw his support behind Betty Yee's campaign for Controller.] Former Assembly Speaker John Perez is a bully. He was a bully as Speaker and he’s a bully now, using his financial advantage over State Board of Equalization member Betty… »

Opinions About Obama’s Presidency Are Not Facts

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As we recover from our schnockered weekend celebrations of the founding of our great nation 238 years ago, we can rejoice in our freedom to hold and express our individual thoughts and beliefs. But let’s also remember this empirical axiom: there are opinions and there… »

Field Poll: Gov. Gandalf Crushing Tyrion of Kashkari


Democrat Jerry Brown has little to fear from his GOP challenger, Neel Kashkari, according to the latest Field Poll that finds the governor leading by 20 points – 52-32% — including 13% among Republicans. Gov. Gandalf’s favorable-to-unfavorable rating of 54-31% and his job performance evaluation… »

Quick Take: Wingnuts and the 1%


One way Californ- ia’s top two primary has given at least a small boost to Republican candidates is in allowing GOP economic elitists to campaign free of the need… »

Op-Ed: How Brown Could Do Worse Than Expected


By Chuck McFadden Special to Calbuzz Gov. Jerry Brown has to be thinking about the stunning upset of Eric Cantor in Virginia. If he isn’t, he’s not as smart… »

Why Brown and Kashkari Will Not Meet in 10 Debates


Repub- lican Neel Kashkari has chal- lenged Demo- cratic Gov. Jerry Brown to 10 debates, which is what Brown did in 2010 when he was facing Meg Whitman. Then,… »

Why New Move On Rape Kit Backlog Is Needed


By Susan Rose, Special to Calbuzz: At a time when sexual assault is a growing national concern, legislation crucial to victims of rape has moved forward in Sacramento. The… »

Press Clips: Six Takeaways From No-Doze Election


Our Depart- ment of Post- Mortem Political Analysts and Bleached Bone Feasting Hyenas have gnawed the last crusts of Election Night Pizza and now turn to their task of… »

Post Primary: Brown’s Toughest Foe Still Jarvis


First-term Gov. Jerry Brown was 40 years old on a warm June morning nearly four decades ago, as he sat on the Assembly dais listening to Bob Hope crack… »

CA GOP On Knife Edge; USC Pollsters, LAT Weasel


California Repub- licans stand at a cross- roads: Will they join the ranks of voters in Kentucky, Georgia, Oregon and other states who have chosen Establishment conservatives over Tea… »

John Vasconcellos: Mensch Who Fought for Decency


If you didn’t know John Vascon- cellos, the former Assemblyman and state Senator from Santa Clara who died last weekend at age 82, you might think, from all of… »

Tale of Two Papers: Mass Murder and Student Media


The Daily Nexus, the inde- pedent, student-run newspaper at UC Santa Barbara, posted its first story about the mass murders in Isla Vista at 10:27 p.m. Friday night, one… »

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