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CES Opens Today; AI Will Change the Future

The 2017 edition of CES, (the Consumer Electronics Show) is the 50th and it continues to grow — taking up every inch of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands expo center and branching over to the Venetian, Aria and Mandalay Bay.  Taxis are a premium, restaurants are full, and there are lines everywhere. The…

Travis Allen embarrasses himself over “Democrats Legalize Child Prostitution Claim”

It has to butt hurt California Republican assembly representatives that they have virtually little to no power.  Case in point, OC State Rep. Travis Allen who penned an editorial for the right wing Washington Examiner that Democrats in the California State Legislature have legalized child prostitution. Except they didn’t. From Allen’s piece: Beginning on Jan. 1,…

Correa, Harris sworn in today

Lou Correa

Today, you can call them Congressman Lou Correa and Senator Kamala Harris. Both were sworn in to their federal seats in the House and the Senate making today another historic day for California and Orange County. Harris becomes the first US Senator from California who is Black and Indian, while Correa is the first Latino…

Goodbye 2016

And what a miserable year it was.  As we look forward to 2017, there’s a roadmap to follow to organize and inform and work hard for change. The dark days of 2005 show Democrats can come back.  It’s a simple choice: wallow in self-pity or aggressively move forward in a more unified fashion.  Uniting to…

Carey Gets Backing of Lowenthal for DPOC Chair

Former Westminster council member Diana Carey announced a significant endorsement in her quest to be the next chair for the Democratic Party of Orange County.  Congress Alan Lowenthal has endorsed her campaign for chair. She sent the message below: After announcing my candidacy for Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, I’ve been very…

Thank You Loretta Sanchez

I was still living in Boston when one of the big stories from election day 1996 was the upset election of Loretta Sanchez to Congress over B-1 Bob Dornan.  I remember this nervous young woman on TV talking about phone calls she received from President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore about doing whatever…