Category Archives: Politics

Trump administration joins alt right media to peddle fake news

The Trump administration, which regularly complains about fake news that mischaracterizes the achievements of the president, doesn’t mind engaging in the practice to advance its agenda. The latest example involves the devastating wild fires that swept California’s wine country. While … Continue reading

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The Assembly GOP’s new official whiner-in-chief

Our very own Assemblyman Brian Dahle has been elected to lead the Republican caucus in the state Assembly, not that it means much in the general scheme of things. Since the Republicans control barely 31 percent of the seats in … Continue reading

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Conservatives create jobs too

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, the self-proclaimed economic development guru of Nevada County, has complained for years that the presence of knuckle-dragging conservatives is retarding growth in our fair community. In Podunk’s telling, these people discourage young entrepreneurs from moving or establishing … Continue reading

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Don’t let the stars get in your eyes

I generally don’t comment on the work of my ¬†fellow columnists at The Union–heck, we get enough comments from the readers–but I can’t resist replying to Hilary Hodge’s column in today’s edition about the California Democratic Party convention. Hodge, a … Continue reading

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With fans like George Rebane, I don’t need any critics

Conservative blogger George Rebane took to KVMR last week and The Union today to fire away at a column I wrote last week criticizing the Board of Supervisors for adding two anti-pot advocates to the committee that’s supposed to develop … Continue reading

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You can’t stay on message with a loose cannon in the West Wing

Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and other cheerleaders for the Trump administration sprang to the defense of the president after the fired FBI Director James Comey, pointing out that he acted on a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod … Continue reading

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Michael Flynn: The spy who’s back out in the cold

Well, there is at least one thing Barack Obama and Donald Trump agree on: Michael Flynn is unfit for government service. Obama came to that conclusion when he fired Flynn from the top job at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. … Continue reading

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