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SB 10 Would Rightly End the Cash Bail System



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By George Lakoff, Special to Calbuzz: Imagine losing days, weeks, or months of your life rotting in a jail cell even though, in the United States, you’re supposed to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Such unjust imprisonment should never happen in a free nation. Yet it is the reality for hundreds of thousands of… »

Trump Thought He Had a Guy . . . He Didn’t


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By Dick Polman, NewsWorks: James Comey’s sworn Senate testimony basically confirms what anyone with a smidgen of mental cognition has known since day one — that Donald Trump is a toxic narcissist whose animal instinct is to breach America’s institutional restraints and enforce personal fealty… »

Californians Love Medicare for All – Just Not the Bill


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A majority of Californians favors a Medicare for All approach to health insurance coverage. Until they’re asked to pay for it. That’s the finding of a new statewide survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. According to the survey, 65% of adults… »

CA Democrats Shape Their Future This Weekend


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By Steve Maviglio, Special to Calbuzz, With a Few Notes: Between attending the “Nasty Women and Bad Hombres” and “Fueling the Resistance” hospitality suites, the 3,300 delegates pulling their… »

Wannabe Guv Chiang: “Stronger Financial Future”


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Today Calbuzz presents the fourth in our occasional series of interviews with contenders for governor in 2018. We’re starting with this stuff early, given both the clear and present… »

PPIC Survey: California Hates Trump, Loves Brown


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President Donald Trump’s approval rating, just 39% nationwide, is an anemic 31% in California, according to the latest survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. At the same… »

Steyer on Being Gov: No Rush to “Make a Decision”


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Tom Steyer vigorously insists he has not decided whether to run for governor in 2018, and for now we take him at his word. But in talking in detail… »

How Brown Would Reject Trump Nat’l Guard Plan


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Excloo: Gov. Jerry Brown’s admin- istration, alarmed by a report of a draft plan to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, has quietly concluded that… »

Dear Mr. So-Called Ruler of the U.S. (SCROTUS)


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By Leonard Pitts Jr., The Miami Herlad — Dear Mr. So-Called President: So let me explain to you how this works. You were elected as chief executive of the… »

PPIC Poll: State Resisting Trump and His Agenda


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Californians resoundingly reject Republican President Donald Trump himself and the intrusions he threatens to implement on state policies governing immigration, health care, climate change and access to abortion, according… »

A Quantitative Look at Dawn of Trump Regime


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Some Actual (not Alter- native) Facts about the start of the Trump Reich Era: 109. The number of people affected by President Trump’s travel and immigration ban, according to… »

Delaine Eastin: State’s “Overdue” For Woman Gov


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Delaine Eastin says she wants to be governor to fix public education, and criticizes Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic Legislature for “slapping themselves on the back” while California… »

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