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Shocker: Kasich Soars in New Wannabe Rankings



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The last time we saw Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena, LeBron James put on a memorable, spell-binding performance in Game 5 of the NBA finals in a futile, losing cause. Tomorrow night in that venue, look for Donald Trump to do pretty much the same thing. On the eve of the first presidential primary debate, we… »

GOP Debate Advance: Trump! Trump! Trump!


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In 2010, Donald Trump called President Obama’s chief political adviser, offering his services on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, then befouling the Gulf of Mexico and depressing White House poll ratings. “Listen,” Trump told Obama strategist David Axelrod, “that admiral you have down there running… »

Trump Has Done to the GOP What Wilson Did in CA


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Even before he shot himself in the mouth by denigrating Sen. John McCain, the obnoxious mogul Donald Trump had done for the national Republican Party in 2015 what former Gov. Pete Wilson did for the California Republican Party in 1994: poisoned it among Latino… »

Op Ed: Why Labor Should Attack Democrats on Trade


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By Steve Smith, Special to Calbuzz: A recent Calbuzz post took unions to task for having the audacity to call out Democratic elected officials when they take stands… »

Why Labor’s Dem-on-Dem Attacks Are Foolhardy


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In 1967, President Lyndon Baines Johnson famously posed a political question to moderate civil rights leaders Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young, then quickly answered it himself. ”You know the… »

What Catalyzed SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision


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Many times, familiarity breeds respect. Look no further than Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote and author of the landmark majority opinion affirming same-sex marriage nationwide. A… »

Obama: Time for “An Honest Accounting of History”


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It’s been an amazing week of news: the Confederate flag lowering across the South, the Supreme Court upholding the rights of everyone, not only to have health insurance but… »

Shocker: Oil Spill Spreads, Fouls Distant Beaches


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The oil company respon- sible for the recent coastline spill near Santa Barbara and a state agency both confirmed Monday that oil from the accident has traveled more than… »

Call It Like It Is: Dylann Roof is a Domestic Terrorist


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By Dick Polman, News- works: ISIS death toll in America: 0. Domestic terrorist death toll in Charleston: 9. Unless you’re totally clueless – unless, say, you’re a Fox Newsbot… »

The Swami is Gone; Can We Kill the “Bradley Effect”?


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In some of the tributes to our late friend and mentor Mervin Field (we name no names), the old, discredited “Bradley Effect” raised its ugly head, as writers sought… »

A Great Man Passes: Merv Field R.I.P.


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Thought- ful and civil, cordial and cultured, affable and warm, Merv Field was, quite simply a great man. An erudite guru of California’s historic trends and campaign minutiae, he… »

Paris Is Talking: Ro vs. Ho, the Rematch


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Amid word stateside that Ro Khanna has assem- bled an All-Star lineup of Democratic consultants to take another run at Rep. Mike Honda, Calbuzz dispatches its entire City of… »

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