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News Roundup for Friday, April 3

Politics as blood sport: Kevin Drum, talking about a smear campaign being waged against a low-level Obama appointee, notes that the “increasingly dismal Senate kabuki show… makes it harder and harder to fill high-level administration positions. It’s one thing to go through this kind of harangue to become Secretary of State, but it’s quite another…

News Roundup for Thursday, April 2

An occasional posting of news stories that pique our interest for no special reason. Oregon Democrats are known terrorists: Plank 7.5 (bottom of page 38) of the 2008 Platform of the Oregon Republican Party states, “Inter-jurisdictional agency cooperation shall be improved for more effective joint action against organized crime, drug cartels, terrorist networks and the…

News Roundup for Wednesday, April 1

As unusual as some of these items seem, none contain April Fools’ jokes as far as we know. Flushing trees down the toilet: “The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country’s love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions” (A convenient recycled tissue and paper guide is available…

New Political Consulting Firm Launched

Santa Ana – Democratic Party insiders, Chris Prevatt and Phil Bacerra announced today the formation of their newest political venture. “Today we embark on a journey to change the political landscape of Orange County,” said Prevatt. With our combined 35 years of experience in the political arena, we will help guide a new generation of…

News Roundup for Tuesday, March 31

An occasional posting of news stories that pique our interest for no special reason. A blast from the NYTimes past (1999): “The opponents of the measure gloomily predicted that by unshackling banks and enabling them to move more freely into new kinds of financial activities, the new law could lead to an economic crisis down…

News Roundup for Monday, March 30

An occasional posting of news stories that pique our interest for no special reason. Chapman Law professor Tom Campbell is dark horse Republican candidate for governor –  “if California’s leaders had insisted on hard spending caps when Gov. Gray Davis was in office, with his last budget, adjusted for inflation and population, ‘we would actually…