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Why Six Flags California is Draper Madness


By Chuck McFadden, Special to Calbuzz: It’s a longstanding and wacky belief: If one is really, really good at one thing, one will be really, really good at something else. In fact, anything else. You’re an expert at ice fishing? How’s that career in brain surgery working out? The latest iteration comes from Tim Draper,… »

Rewriting Gay History: The Honeymoon Is Over


By Hank Plante, Special to Calbuzz: Now that the history of the gay rights movement is being written, and with the battle over same sex marriage looking like a fait accompli, there is another war brewing — over who gets credit for the win…. »

Op Ed: A Modest Proposal For State Political Reform


By Patrick Atwater, Special to Calbuzz: The Public Interest Research Group, the national Naderite network of grassroots think tanks, has just released “Following the Money,” a report that grades the efforts of all 50 states in providing taxpayers online access to government spending data. California… »

Why Anti-DiFi Spook Is An “Emotional” Martinet


Michael Hayden is a man’s man – yea, a Manly Man – a career Air Force officer, former CIA Director and lifelong, hardcore fan of the blue-collar Pittsburgh Steelers…. »

Field Poll Shocker: Republican Leads Statewide Race


With Gov. Jerry Brown in a command- ing pos- ition to be re-elected in November and with transparency and integrity in office thrust into the news by scandal in… »

Op Ed: SCOTUS Has Eviscerated Contribution Limits


By Sarah Swan- beck, Special to Calbuzz: Four years ago, in Citizens United v FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for corporations and unions to make unlimited… »

Op Ed: Time to Expel Senators Tainted by Corruption


By Fred Keeley, Special to Calbuzz: Imagine that you are an employee working in the food mart of the corner gas station. One night, you’re arrested for driving… »

Op Ed: Protecting Civil Rights Not a Partisan Pursuit


By Duf Sund- heim, Special to Calbuzz: It is going to take more than insults and the perpetuation of tired political stereotypes to solve this problem. It is… »

And Now The Key Question: Can Feds Convict Yee?


For a decade or more, some FBI Not-So-Wile-E-Coyotes chased Roadrunner Willie Brown around the Capitol, determined to nail him for corruption, but whiffed every time. So when His Willieness… »

Op-Ed: When The Press All Cheered Leland Yee


By Robert B. Gunnison, Special to Calbuzz: It is a rare day when journalists say something nice about a politician. Yet, there we were applauding Senator Leland Yee, D-San… »

Best and Worst of Shrimp Boy-Uncle Leland Coverage


Perhaps it was a mere dose of stupid pills that made Gavin Newsom decide to pose for a grip-and-grin with a strutting, flashy, habitual criminal who still boasts his… »

PPIC: Californians Reject GOP Views and Wannabes


The latest poll from the Public Policy Institute of California has some rather bad news for GOP Chairman Jim Brulte and his party: Californians pretty much like the… »

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