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What the future may hold for Democrats

The following is a Guest Commentary from Richard Lara. Richard Lara is a Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on political philosophy. His research focusses on conceptualizing and explaining the interplay between the forces of conservatism and liberalism in political collectives. He currently teaches at Orange Coast College. There are numerous questions about the future…

Newsom Town Hall Meeting Coming to OC

We have just received word that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is coming to Orange County on August 11, 2009 for a community Town Hall meeting. Newsom is running for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of California. Newsom’s Town Hall is scheduled for August 11, 2009 - 6:00 PM at Santa Ana College – Johnson Campus…

Bush(ala) League

I think it was last week that John Seiler penned a defense of Art Pedroza and Tony Bushala on the OJ blog because an unnamed blogger at Red County posted a diary that questioned what both Art and Tony actually did for a living.  John felt its OK to attack one for their politics but…

Ideology Trumps Good Policy, Again.

From our Faith-based Government file we have news that negotiations between the Orange County Health Care Agency and Planned Parenthood have broken down related to a request for funding of a Breast Cancer Health care program. Not surprising when you consider the faith-based policy decision the Board of Supervisors made a few months ago in…

ChuckBucks – Latest Gimmick for DeVore Fundraising

I jaunted over to Senate candidate Chuck DeVore’s website to chart his progress on his July fundraising ($8K short of the goal with les than 48 hours to go…consider this a plug Chuck) and tweets about Chuck’s new fundraising idea are getting some play. Call it ChuckBucks.  Wonder what the people at Chuck Levin’s Washington…

Tan Nguyen Trial Delayed?

Okay, this is just taking way too long. Martin Wisckol has this over on Total Buzz Blog: Former candidate Tan Nguyen’s trial delayed Republican – and former Democrat – Tan Nguyen was to go to trial next Tuesday on federal charges related to a voter intimidation investigations. That trial has been postponed until Jan. 12,…