Kim Jong Un–Style Coronation for California Democrat
A state senator’s lavish self-celebration in a symphony hall this week marked a transitional moment in California’s Democratic stranglehold on power, as organized labor becomes more dominant and more brazen in its control of the party.
Kevin de León (…
Rough Justice For High School Bondage Textbook
Bay Area parents have given given a sound thrashing to a sexual education textbook that featured information on handcuffs, sex toys, bondage, and other topics best left in the hands of an experienced dominatrix.
As National Review Online’s Molly Wharton …
Jerry Brown Slams Republicans Over California Wildfires
California governor Jerry Brown took the opportunity of the San Diego wildfires to assail Republicans over global-warming dissent, noting that the state is now “in the third year of a very dry season.”
“The state’s climate appears to be changing, …
Never Too Busy To Do the People's Business: California Moves to Ban Confederate Flag Sales (Under Some Circumstances)
True justice for all took a step forward Monday as the California Assembly passed a bill to prohibit state agencies from selling Confederate flags.
Assembly Bill 2444 originally aimed to ban all sales of the Stars and Bars on state grounds, …
Man vs. Wild: California Water Crisis, Parts 1-3
National Review’s Law and Disorder Debate, “Man vs. Wild: California in Crisis,” took place in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2014. The keynote speakers were Representatives David Valadao (R., Calif.) and Jim Costa (D., Calif.), and panel members included William …
Why Obama's Margin in California Matters
We all know President Obama will win California this year.
But in 2008, the bottom fell out for Republicans in the Golden State — chalk it up to a lack of money for the McCain-Palin ticket, the housing markets tumbling, gas …
That Never-to-Be State of 'South California'
It will never happen, but if you’re wondering what that proposed state of “South California” would look like, geographically and politically . . .
(Map courtesy of this cartographic program.)
Those blue counties have about 13 million people, which would make it the …
Palin Will Campaign for O’Donnell in Delaware
In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Sarah Palin announced that she intended to go to Delaware to campaign for Republican senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.
“She is the right one for Delaware,” said Palin, later …
Fiorina Slams Boxer for 'Failure' to Bring Jobs to CA
Boxer Aide Busted For Pot Possession
A senior aide for Sen. Babara Box (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports.
Marcus Stanley, who served as a senior economic adviser …
Obama to Campaign in States Where His Job Approval Is In the Mid-40s
President Obama’s autumn campaign schedule feels a lot like President Bush’s safe-state only itinerary in 2006: “The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, …
California Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Unconstitutional
A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that public school teacher tenure rules are unconstitutional, a stunning reversal that could pave the way for broad changes to public education monopolies all over the country.
In a case brought by nine …
California Stars 'n' Bars Update
The California Assembly sponsor of a bill to outlaw sales of the Confederate flag by state agencies got back to National Review Online Friday, days after the bill began to blow up in the face of the Golden State’s leading …
Charges Show Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy Plotting Illegal Gun Deals With Islamist Militants
Leland Yee, the Democratic California state senator arrested Wednesday on federal corruption charges, plotted to obtain illegal guns for a Chinatown gangster less than a year after pushing wide-ranging bills to require micro-stamping, restrict magazine choice, and regulate private handling …
California: We Won't Reveal Enrollment Numbers Until Mid-November
The exchanges and navigators aren’t failing everywhere#…#but there are enough places where the rollout is simply disastrous. Here’s Minnesota:
Southside community worker, Miguel Rivera, who MNsure certified to provide help as a so-called “navigator” only last week said that …
Perfect: $8.5 Billion Tax Hike on the Ballot in California in November
The chances of California being in play in the presidential election are close to nil – but if I wanted to ensure GOP turnout was as high as possible in all of the down-ticket races, I would want something like …
Another Great Moment in Democratic Outreach to Minorities
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
‘I’m a Democratic Congressional Candidate, and I Approved This Race-Baiting.’
Apparently the good lefty folks at Talking Points Memo have their limit when it comes to explicitly race-based …
Half of CA Voters Want Pelosi Out as Speaker
A full 50 percent of likely voters in California want Nancy Pelosi replaced as Speaker of the House, compared to just 36 percent who want her to stay on, according to a new PPP poll. Granted, that’s if — an increasingly …
John Dennis Melts Nancy Pelosi
If you can’t beat ‘em, make a hilarious campaign video. Nancy Pelosi’s opponent John Dennis has released an amazing new ad that even liberals must admire for its avant-garde audacity. Dennis is one of several long-shot candidates turning …