Obama To Lay Out Afghan Strategy

“The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 – the fastest pace possible – so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centers. They will increase our ability to train competent Afghan Security Forces, and to partner with them so that more Afghans can get into the fight. And they will help create the conditions for the United States to transfer responsibility to the Afghans.”

Court throws out lawsuit to gut deputy benefits

LOS ANGELES – Rejecting legal arguments by the County of Orange that Deputy Sheriff pension benefits in Orange County are unconstitutional, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to overturn 3% at 50 pension benefits for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (County…

The Gang That Couldn’t Appoint Straight

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer During the presidential election campaign, even Barack Obama’s most severe detractors conceded that he was smart, politically savvy, and had put together a team of brilliant advisors and managers.  Everyone expected that President Obama would carry the cool professionalism and political acumen of his campaign into his…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.  Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. As the effects of the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic meltdown hit more and more California…

Tribune Co. files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Media conglomerate Tribune has filed for bankruptcy protection. The owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, KTLA and other propreties has filed forbankruptcy in Deleware today. According to reports, Tribune is more than $13 billion in debt. More here at