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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 protect law-abiding Americans or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists and agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens,” Trump said in his final speech… »

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 kind of nation we shall be as was the Cold War itself, for this war is… »

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 Pennsylvania. With a Harris as his running mate, hopefully he’ll boost the black vote in Milwaukee,… »

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… »

Sanders Leads PPIC Survey; CA Dems Still Divided


Two weeks before Cali- fornia’s behe- mouth Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders has pulled ahead in the PPIC survey, followed by a cluster that includes Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Michael… »

Why California’s Vote Might Matter (No, Really Folks)


Two national news headlines defined the state of play in the first weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign: “After Chaos of Iowa, Democratic Unity Threatened by Circular Firing Squad… »

Bernie Leads IGS Poll, With Boost from Bloomberg


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken the lead in the California Democratic primary with a little help — $30 million in broadcast advertising — from one of the billionaires… »

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