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California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

Pay for Play

Regular readers of the Flash Report (I read it so you don’t have to) note the fawning idol-like coverage publisher Jon Fleishcman regularly bestows upon State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, the only conservative elected to a statewide office (for those saying I forgot Arnold, please.  He’s hardly conservative and barely Republican). Poizner appears poised to…

Ginny Mayer for Senate Campaign Kick-off This Sunday!

This just in from the DPOC. It’s important to remember all the great local Democratic candidates running here in OC. So if you live on the coast, why not check out Ginny Mayer’s campaign kickoff this Sunday? Ginny Mayer is the Democratic nominee for State Senate in the 35th Senate District against the out-of-touch incumbent,…

Marriage Equality in CA – The first four days

As far as I can tell, and since I am able to write this post I am pretty sure I am correct, the world has not come to an end because same gender marriages are now legally recognized in the State of California. I am also pretty sure that the institution of marriage has not…

My day at the Courthouse…

They came from all parts to the brick and sandstone courthouse surrounded by lush green lawn on a full city block. The morning fog cleared just in time to see the ancient cannons out front before the doors were unlocked. It was a brilliant warm June day, strangely familiar, but it would prove to be…

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Qualifies for Ballot in November

2008 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — California’s Secretary of State says an initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in the state has qualified for the November ballot. Debra Bowen says a random check of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough for it to be put to voters.…