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37 Years Ago Today; Nixon Quit

  August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon, the pride of Yorba Linda, stepped down and became the only U.S. president to resign.  And 37 years later, there’s no mention of the significance of this event in the former president’s Local Newspaper. The Los Angeles Times has a better sense of history today with this op-ed…

The Spineless Republicans in the State Senate and Assembly

The Los Angeles Times carried a Sunday profile on the three Johns and their influence over the minority party in the California state legislature.  The three Johns being John Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, John Kobylt of KFI Radio’s “John and Ken Program,” and John Fleischman of the Flash Report.  Apparently, what constituents…

James Rainey on Civil Discourse by Commenters

Chip Hanlon’s Red County post about censorship by the Fullerton School District in blocking the Friends for Fullerton’s Future was an excellent post not only for the topic, but for the comments it generated.  One commenter had a comment blocked for violating Red County’s terms of service prompting a discussion of censorship (that term only…

Fleischman on KCET: “I Know People (from OCSD) with $100K $150K, $200K Pensions”; Does the name Carona Ring a Bell?

I had the misfortune of watching KCET’s post State of the State analysis last night. David Lazarus, a brilliant business columnist for the LA Times, and Judy Muller, a professor of journalism at USC and former CBS News correspondent, had the misfortune of being paired with Flash Report’s Jon Fleischman. I’ll boil down Fleischman’s argument…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

Is California Broken? Lockyer and Levy Say No

In an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times, Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy make the case that the state of California isn’t broken.  I know that’s bound to rile up the John-and-Ken crowd, but the duo make a compelling case. From the opinion: “During the current fiscal year, general fund revenues are expected to total…

Still $40,000 in Debt, Chuck DeVore Plans 2012 Run

Has it been two weeks since Chuck DeVore left office?  I hadn’t thought about it until I got an email from new Assemblyman Don Wagner on his swearing in ceremony (more on that in a bit).  But Chuck can’t wait until 2012 and the LA Times is reporting he is already planning to run but…