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RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Psychology Today: Liberals are Smarter

We can’t say we’re surprised but according to an article in the journal Psychology Today, Liberals are smarter than Conservatives (no separate testing was done for Tea Party members). Now I’m certain this article is going to raise the hackles of those on the right, but read the story to conclusion and then make a…

Justice Breyer Coming to Nixon Library Next Month

Hat tip to the South County Progressive Group for this tip.  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be a featured speaker at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda nexy month.  Justice Breyer will speak on Sept. 14 at 7 PM and reservations are required. Justice Breyer is a progressive voice in an otherwise conservative court and a breath…

Waiting for Michele (and Tom?) in AD 69

Last week, Santa Ana councilmember Michele Martinez pre-announced on Facebook that she was formally announcing a campaign to run for AD-69 in the state assembly representing Santa Ana and much of Anaheim.  We’re on the back of of that “week or so” promise she made to announce, and there’s still no formal announcement or one…