Category Archives: Politics

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

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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

We’ve forfeited our moral leadership for a few dollars more

In a rare display of backbone, Senate Republicans are actually protesting President Trump’s decision to give Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a pass on the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But this is likely to pass with no … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Politics, Republican Party, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Referendum on Diaz as election officer starts this week

This week could go a long way toward cementing or sinking the reelection hopes of county Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, who is facing two opponents in the June election. Nevada County is one of the few counties test driving the state’s … Continue reading

Posted in County Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, Elise Strickler, Government, Mary Anne Davis, Politics, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

An issue that got people excited about the race for sheriff

Nevada County residents get the opportunity this year to elect the first new sheriff in 20 years, making it easily the most important office on the June ballot. The sheriff’s office is responsible for police services in the unincorporated areas … Continue reading

Posted in Captain Shannan Moon, John Foster, Lt. Bill Smethers, Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Politics, Sammie's Friends, Sheriff Keith Royal, Supervisor Ed Scofield, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What did manliness have to do with Trump’s election?

Harvey Mansfield, professor of government at Harvard University and author of “Manliness,” a put-down of western feminists, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal: “Laughing lightly, Mr. Mansfield recalls Mr. Trump’s masculine belittling of ‘Little Marco,’ ‘Low Energy Jeb’ and … Continue reading

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