Arnold Steinberg

Arnold Steinberg is the author of Whiplash! From JFK to Donald Trump: A Political Odyssey.

Politics & Policy

Raw Deal

Arnold Schwarzenegger deserves respect and admiration. He dealt himself a bad hand with his special election, but he played it out. He personally campaigned hard for his four ballot propositions. ...
Politics & Policy

Judgment Day

Today is Judgment Day for Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California governor chose to call a special election, and today we’ll know the results. The cost to the state’s taxpayers was at ...
Politics & Policy

Terminated Propositions

You would never know from the polling numbers that California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s people have been feeding conservative writers, publications, and websites. You also wouldn’t know why right-wing talk radio ...
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Arnold Helps…

Arnold Schwarzenegger helped President Bush Tuesday night, but he helped himself even more. First, remember, this speech was a mutual accommodation. Gov. Schwarzenegger publicly urged Republicans to give him a ...
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The Hangover

LOS ANGELES–”The election was actually simple,” political analyst Tony Quinn wrote me. “People did not like Gov. Davis.” He is right, and he is wrong. RIGHTSean Walsh of Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign ...
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End of Gray Days

LOS ANGELES–Two Democrat tracking polls show the California recall winning today; one at 52 percent, one at 54 percent, and both show Democrat Cruz Bustamante competitive. Republican tracking polls show ...
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Sex, Lies, and…

LOS ANGELES–In the 1960 cliffhanger presidential election, Richard Nixon lost to John F. Kennedy. Two years later, Nixon ran for governor of California against Edmund G. (“Pat”) Brown. The day ...