Category Archives: Political Campaigns

A talking cow provided comic relief

Among all the mind-numbing political ads on television over the past few weeks, one 10-second spot stood out for its comic relief:

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Pernicious push polls pervert politics

By Jon Coupal | “There are lies, damn lies and statistics,” goes the old saying. It has always been true that statistics can be presented in ways that are highly deceptive and intentionally misleading. A Midwestern city might truthfully claim … Continue reading

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Political party donations to our new State Senator Josh Newman

After a little noodling around, we figured out how to steal borrow this interesting interactive graphic from the Sacramento Bee and embed it in a post: [Source: Sacramento Bee]  

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California GOP’s final death throes

After this election it might as well close up shop. By Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator | The final vote tallies are in for a handful of tight legislative races. It’s now clear that California Democrats have gained supermajorities in … Continue reading

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California is still the Golden State for teacher unions

By Mike Antonucci, The 74 | While teachers-union affiliates across the country ponder what went wrong on Election Day, the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers are celebrating another successful year at the polls. The unions helped deliver … Continue reading

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Getting up to speed before voting on Tuesday

Tuesday’s balloting is coming up fast. For those of you who traditionally put off thinking about how you’re going to vote until the weekend before the election, we’ll be posting several items between now and then to help give you … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN SHOCKER: Candidate withdraws from council race

During the city council’s last meeting on October 18th, candidate Roberta Reid announced that she was dropping out of this year’s council race due to health issues. Her comments can be viewed online during the public comments portion of the … Continue reading

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What the Orange Juice Blog says about Fullerton’s city council race

The liberal Orange Juice Blog has this to say about Fullerton’s city council race on its Comprehensive 2014 Voters Guide: ”… be brave and vote Paden and Rands! Or if you like, Sebourn and Paden, or Sebourn and Rands.” Following are extended comments further down … Continue reading

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Register endorses Whitaker and Kiger for re-election to City Council

Editorial in the Orange County Register on October 3, 2012: Fullerton the past 15 months has seen atypical turmoil. After the tragic death of Kelly Thomas at the hands of police in 2011 and a hotly contested recall election in … Continue reading

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Democrats are trying to remove the crown jewel of California’s Progressive-era reforms

By Steven Greenhut / City Journal A series of bills pending in California’s state legislature would severely curtail the use of voters’ initiatives and referenda—and have already sparked a long-overdue debate about the virtues of direct democracy. Advocates for reform … Continue reading

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