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Colin Powell: “GOP needs to move to the Center”

A set up to this post.  Matt Cunningham has this post at Red County where he urges state assembly Republicans not to vote for Sam Blakeslee as the new assembly GOP leader because he’s the most liberal member of the GOP assembly. Matt writes: “The bad news is Assembly Republicans are apparently poised to replace…

First Street, Now Williams. Moorlach Gets It Wrong Again.

“Out of control personnel practices have created an organization top heavy in management and riddled with unhappy workers required to do much more work than what is considered typical,” the report concluded. “The need for change is evident.” That quote is from a Grand Jury Report released yesterday about the County Public Guardian / Public…

Correa to Serve on Senate Committee on Autism & Related Disorders

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) was selected to serve as a member of the recently established Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders. The new committee, chaired by the Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, will include nine senators. Their primary focus is developing policies and legislation to fully address…

Weekly Address: Government Actions to Address the H1N1 Flu Virus

From The White House Blog: In his Weekly Address, the President discusses the government’s response to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, from school closings to activating online social networks. He urges Americans to be calm but cautious. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6iNiOBw9rc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] President Obama:  This is also why the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that schools and child…

Bob Herbert: GOP “Out of Touch”

Reading the letters to the editor section of the OC Register is a particularly sobering experience.  Many progressives, Democrats and liberals I speak with used to write letters to the editor, but stopped because why waste your time? The Register’s Letters pages provide a wink and a nod that there are readers in this county…