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Introducing Reggie….

Let me start with a story: About a year ago, I was at a party with local elected officials and members of various commissions and boards.  I’m having a good chat with Commissioner NiceGuy when he looks over his shoulder, turns back to me, leans in and whispers “I heard something awful about you.  I…

Groundhog Day 2009

Today February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The official history of Groundhog Day can be found here and starts out like this: Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on…

Young Democrats Surge In OC

I guess that OC isn’t such a Red County afterall. From the OCRegister on Friday. As changing demographics transform political map, young voters are at center of battle for county’s political future. By JESSICA TERRELL and KEEGAN KYLE The Orange County Register To understand the challenges facing the Republican Party in Orange County, all you…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.  Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. As the effects of the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic meltdown hit more and more California…

A Permanent Democratic Majority

A few years ago, Hugh Hewitt wrote a book, “Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority” featuring an elephant with a paintbrush turning the lower 48 states into a solid red map.  Its for sale in the remainders rack at Barnes and Noble for about five bucks. So the folks over…

OCEA Launches Website to help laid off workers

Orange County Employees Association has launched a new website to help county workers and residents who have been laid off from their jobs. “As our Country and County continue to face our greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression, we at OCEA have launched a new website that will provide to all County residents who have…

ACTION ALERT: Say No to H8 This Weekend!

The beautiful struggle for equality continues this weekend. Say no to discrimination and yes to civil rights! Here’s the news from OC Weekly Progressive and OC No on H8 on vigils for this weekend. NEW Jan 31 Saturday 11am-6pm, Santa Ana: Prop 8 Protest Rally Corner of Sunflower Avenue & Bristol Street, Santa Ana Make huge signs that…