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Death of Truth, Part IV: We Bother Because We Care


It gives us no pleasure to interrupt our sabbatical to lament, once again, the Death of Truth. But when the president seeks to turn the Boy Scouts of America into his own brown-shirted Trump Youth Group with enough lies to put Joseph Goebbels to shame, when he seeks, with lies, to undermine public confidence in… »

Independence Day: Calbuzz Takes a Sabbatical


On Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, the headline over our take was not only ominous and apocalyptic but, quite modestly, on the money and damned prophetic, too: “Jan. 20, 2017: The Madness Is About to Get Real.” Whatever lies, jive and tripe ooze from the filthy… »

SB 10 Would Rightly End the Cash Bail System


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…. »

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


By Dick Polman, News- Works: James Comey’s sworn Senate testimony basically confirms what anyone with a smidgen of mental cognition has known since day one — that Donald Trump… »

Californians Love Medicare for All – Just Not the Bill


A majority of Cali- fornians 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… »

CA Democrats Shape Their Future This Weekend


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”


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


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”


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


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)


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


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… »

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