John Stahl for Congress: A Ballot Designation No-No

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Perusing the Candidate List over at the Registrar of Voters website, I found a little diddy that amused me. Aside from the fact that there are 10 candidates running in the 52nd Congressional District, candidate John Stahl’s ballot designation lists him as Veteran/Conservative/Businessman. What’s the “No-No” you may ask? The use of the word “conservative” as a ballot designation. Let …

California Republicans and Demography

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California’s Republicans have gotten the negative notice of The Economist, no small feat, considering that the magazine covers the world and only runs eight or so articles on the whole of the United States in a week. Titled Dead, or just resting? the main thrust is that California Republicans are so deeply unpopular with Hispanics and Asians who are an …

From the “What did you think November meant?” Department

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From the AP… Conservatives’ clout flummoxes House GOP leaders WASHINGTON (AP) – The clout of tea party advocates and other hard-line conservatives in Congress has caught top Republicans by surprise, raising questions about whether GOP leaders can impose enough discipline in their House majority to pass tough measures, such as raising the debt ceiling. Within 24 hours this week, House …

HELP WANTED: Media Coach for GOP

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The GOP doesn’t get the media and really, the feeling seems mutual. So listen up, there’s an elephant in the room and he doesn’t know how to look good on TV. During the State of the Union Address last night, I watched the speeches as if I were critiquing and assessing candidates of my own. Overall, the Democrats and Republicans …

Solidifying the GOP’s Stance with Gun Owners

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Guest Commentary by Michael A. Schwartz A recent foxnews.com article indicates that pro-gun Democrats may get a boost in November. This is both good news…and bad.  The good news is that people have been fighting to make gun rights a part of everyone’s agenda and it is working.  The Second Amendment is important whether you are gay or straight, black …

Naomi Bar-Lev on the Race for the 76th Assembly District

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Guest Column by Naomi Bar-Lev Recently, the San Diego Union Tribune posed four questions to the 76th assembly district Republican candidates (view them here). One of the questions that was asked, Should Proposition 8 be overturned to again allow gays and lesbians in California to marry? My answer: I am for civil unions. The rights of adults to choose with …