Tag Archives: Barbara Boxer

Voters More Diverse... and Confused... Than Ever

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In politics, there’s often a danger in relying too much on conventional wisdom. And a just released statewide poll on the November election confirms that danger, as it seems California’s electorate is starting to look and act differently than expected. … Continue reading »


Last Call For Primary 2010

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LOS ANGELES — Well, that’s all, folks. The long, bruising, and historically expensive 2010 primary election is now history. For all the bluster, it looks as though only a small portion of California’s voters decided it was worth it to … Continue reading »


Dem LaLaPalooza: Wall Street, Debates, & More

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LOS ANGELES — The old joke attributed to Will Rogers about Democrats may have finally come to an end, at least in California for 2010, as everyone at this confab seems to be unified against a location 3,000 miles away. … Continue reading »


The Voters That Might Sway Elections

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The latest statewide survey of voters offers some hard to pass up nuggets about two important subsets of the California electorate and how they might sway the state’s biggest November contests — those for governor and the United States Senate. … Continue reading »


Political Spending: California's "Green" Leadership?

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The political world is buzzing over today’s big ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that lifts seemingly all restrictions on campaign cash funneled into groups that operate independently of candidates for Congress. Of course, those of us in the Golden … Continue reading »


DC For Dollars

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Those of us in public radio and TV are quite familiar with big pitches for big cash (tote bag, anyone?) on a semi-regular basis. Perhaps that’s why the 48 hour pledge-a-thon by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders that begins … Continue reading »


Arnold to DC: Give Us The Money, Nobody Gets Hurt

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It may not quite have been a ransom note dressed up as a state budget, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making it clear that a whole lot of things Californians won’t like will have to happen if the feds don’t … Continue reading »