Category Archives: Politics

Facebook is ‘shocked’ people are abusing its social platform

Founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted the notion that people used Facebook to spread false news was “crazy” after the 2016 presidential election. Then the company denied Russian interests used the social media platform to meddle in the election. That was before … Continue reading

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Will California greet Trump with violent protests? Bring it on!

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first trip to California Tuesday since he was elected president, and nobody expects him to get a friendly welcome. Just to make sure, the divider-in-chief threw more red meat to the hungry … Continue reading

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Is Trump administration ready to raid sanctuary cities?

The Trump administration is preparing a massive roundup of illegal aliens in Northern California–the heart of the sanctuary movement, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Chronicle is reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to fly agents to … Continue reading

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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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