Category Archives: Politics

These are my people…or maybe not

I ran an item in my most recent column in The Union (reproduced below) in which I noted a study by the Brookings Institute that tried to explain the great political divide in this country. Brookings developed a profile of … Continue reading

Posted in George Rebane, Media, Politics, Republican Party, Todd Juvinall, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

McClintock taking no chances in reelection bid

House Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise voted for it. Hell, even Devin Nunes and Doug LaMalfa voted for a resolution rebuking President Donald Trump for withdrawing U.S. troops from northern Syria, allowing Turkey to attack our Kurdish allies. … Continue reading

Posted in California Republican Party, Politics, Rep. Tom McClintock, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two invisible candidates are running for our state Senate seat

Voters in the first state Senate district have less than 2 weeks to decide who they want to represent them in Sacramento, but don’t expect to see either one of the candidates before you cast your vote. Brian Dahle, who … Continue reading

Posted in Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, Politics, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

QUICK HITS: Who don’t you ask the GOP’s leader in California?

–Conservative blogger George Rebane finds merit it the Reconquista theory, the idea that Mexico will reclaim land lost to the U.S. in 1848 “bloodlessly by immigration and out-breeding our European descended whites.” He may want to raise that issue when … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, George Rebane, Jeff Pelline, Politics, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

More shoddy voter deception from NorCal Republicans

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a contest to fill the vacant District 1 state Senate seat that represents Nevada County, part of Placer County, and other areas north of us. Election day is actually Tuesday, but most people … Continue reading

Posted in Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Democratic Party, Government, Media, Politics, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

County election office comes stumbling out of the gate again

A special election is being help March 26 to pick a successor to former state Senator Ted Gaines and  as we’ve come to expect in the past, the Nevada County election office has come stumbling out of the gate. The … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Pruett, County Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here’s an example of why the GOP has a racism problem

“Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism. It is because of our silence when things like this are said.”–Tim Scott, black Republican senator, on Rep. Steven King After years of ignoring his racist comments, House … Continue reading

Posted in George Rebane, Nevada County Republican Party, Politics, Racism, Republican Party | 8 Comments