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Could You Have Killed Nick Adenhart?

The death this month of 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart – killed by a drunk driver just hours after making a spectacular season debut – has lead to outrage against drunk driving in general and in particular against the driver who killed Adenhart. The drunk driver who killed Adenhart — Andrew Thomas…

Beth Krom outraises John Campbell in Q1 CD-48 Race

Irvine city council member Beth Krom took only three weeks from the launch of her run for Congress in California’s CD-48 against Republican Congressman John Campbell to outraise the incumbant in the first quarter 2009 filings.  The Hill.com rounds up the fundraising saying Krom beat Campbell $60K to $50K. Here is Krom’s report.  And here…

A Love Note from a TeaBagging Republican

Marty Wisckoll from the Register was kind enough to quote me in his story about the Tax Party in Santa Ana; here’s a link to Marty’s story. My quote prompted one right wing teabagger to write me at my business email.  I’ve left his name out.  But I do love fan mail. “But the situation…

Tea Party History Lesson

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by CommonDreams.org The Real Boston Tea Party was an Anti-Corporate Revolt by Thom Hartmann CNBC Correspondent Rick Santelli called for a “Chicago Tea Party” on Feb 19th in protesting President Obama’s plan to help homeowners in trouble. Santelli’s call was answered by the right-wing group FreedomWorks, which funds campaigns…

Taxation without Representation in CD-48

I recieved this in an email from Irvine Councilwoman and candidate for Congress Beth Krom. Dear Dan, Today, hundreds of thousands of hard-working people in the 48th Congressional District are filing their tax returns, sending hundreds of millions of dollars to fill the federal coffers in Washington. While everyone hates paying taxes, the fact is…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…