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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 to best in class public universities. The digital revolution has transformed countless industries yet, by and large, a time traveler from the 50’s would find the… »

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%) and a quarter of no-party-preference independents (26%) say they won’t vote for anyone for U.S. Senate…. »

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


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Kevin de Leon’s campaign 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 Trump and too weak on liberal issues. So it’s more than a little ironic to note that… »

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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Democratic 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 he… »

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… »

Ex-Insurance Boss Poizner Seeks Non-Partisan Re-do


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Win or lose in November, Steve Poizner already has made history. Poizner, a 61-year old Silicon Valley zillionaire, finished first in the June 5 balloting for Insurance Commissioner –… »

A New Definition for California’s Political Sweet Spot


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California voters demon- strated anew last week that the state has developed a special brand of democratic epistemology – mas o menos liberalism — that has been shaped by… »

Why Tony V is Likely to Suck Wind in Tuesday Vote


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If the final Berkeley IGS poll before Tuesday’s preliminary election is correct, the California governor’s race will pit Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco,… »

Why Steyer is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Impeachment


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Tom Steyer, the billionaire entre- preneur and Democratic activist, is right that the only way to get rid of President Donald Trump is to impeach him. But Steyer is… »

Cutting Through Fog of Polls: The Key Takeaways


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At a time when polling in California is more muddled and uncertain than ever, there’s only one important known unknown in campaigns for statewide office following the two most… »

The Only Thing That Mattered in Gov’s TV Debate


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Nothing that transpired in Tuesday’s “debate” among candidates for governor of California changed the one and only political question worth discussing about the June 5 preliminary vote: Will Antonio… »

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