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Why Democrats – White and Black – Back Joe Biden



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Let’s dispense with the notion that name ID explains why former Vice President Joe Biden is repeatedly showing up with double and triple the support of other Democrats in states like New Hampshire and South Carolina and in national polls. The reason Biden is the top pick of more Democrats than any of the others… »

Joe Biden and the Folly of the Pitchfork Brigade


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We agree with Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol: “The piling on about Joe Biden’s sometimes unwanted affectionate touches by political competitors and media outlets is shameful.” Biden is 76. He’s been a touchy-feely politician all of his career but he’s never bragged that the way to… »

FBI vs. Apple: A Case Study of Kamala Equivocation


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With uncharacteristic hesitation, Calbuzz balks when people around the country ask us whether Kamala Harris is for real, or just the flavor of the week. Not because California’s junior senator isn’t smart, savvy and articulate. She’s all that and more. And it’s not because we… »

Exit Interview: Jerry Brown Stresses Elder Wisdom


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As he leaves office Monday, after serving a combined 16 years as governor of California, Jerry Brown’s summation of what makes for great executive leadership boils down to one… »

Op-Ed: Why Californians Don’t Win the White House


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By Garry South, From The Hill — We’ve barely recovered from the 2018 mid-terms, but the air is already thick with speculation about whether a candidate from California will… »

Calbuzz Reprise: Our Memo to GOP on Relevancy


Nearly a decade ago, we offered some suggestions to the GOP to help it become relevant again. They have rigorously ignored us and now, after watching the Blue Tsunami… »

Gas Tax Necessary – But Waayyy Insufficient


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By Patrick Atwater, Special to Calbuzz — California’s history has been defined by visionary public works, from the world’s largest port to the nation’s first freeways to pioneering aqueducts… »

PPIC Poll: Why Feinstein is Crushing Kevin de Leon


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The just-out poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows that, with two Democrats on the ballot because of California’s top-two primary system, more than half of Republicans (52%)… »

KDL Pulls Even With DiFi! (Among Right-Wingers)


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Kevin de Leon’s cam- paign for U.S. Senate against Dianne Feinstein began, and continues, as an assault from the left, as he charges that she’s too soft on President… »

Why Feinstein Kept Sexual Assault Letter Secret


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Four days before sending the FBI a confidential and anonymous #MeToo letter that has roiled the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said in… »

Even Trump Resisters Prefer Feinstein to de León


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Demo- cratic State Sen. Kevin de León, 51, has one argument in his race to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 85: she’s too old. Which is not an argument… »

The GOP Ignored Our Advice and Lost Steve Schmidt


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“When pigs fly” is an adynaton, a way of saying that something will never happen. As in, Steve Schmidt – the savvy Republican strategist who guided campaigns for George… »

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