A Viable Republican Should Run Against Sen. Feinstein

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Three Republicans are now running for governor, hoping one can slip into second place in the primary and make the fall runoff.  But that is unlikely given the four well funded Democrats in the race.  It is the Senate contest, completely overlooked so far, where there is an opening for a Republican.  That’s because incumbent […]

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Will The “C” Question Destroy The Democratic Party?

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

A simple request from the Trump Justice Department to the Census Bureau to add a single question to the 2020 federal census is causing a huge uproar among liberal and Democratic groups because it could have a devastating political impact for Democrats in the next decade.  This is the “C” question: are you a citizen […]

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California: Ground Zero In The Battle For Congress

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

“Gentlemen, we fight on the Marne,” supposedly said a French general in 1914 before the historic Battle of the Marne.  Well, gentleman (and ladies), in 2018 for control of the U.S. House of Representatives we fight in California.  California will determine whether Democrats seize control of the House and stop the Trump agenda in its […]

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Republicans Vote For A Tax Increase

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

California Republicans are about to vote for a major tax increase, on California Republicans.  That’s what will happen when they pass the Congressional Republican tax reform bill that does away with the state and local tax deduction to your federal taxes, widely used by middle class Californians. ​President Trump and Republican leaders have made a decision that their tax reform will be mainly to lower the corporate tax rate […]

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Citizen Bannon

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Citizen Bannon came to California last week to address the Republican State Convention.  Bannon is the Republican Party’s answer to Maximilien Francois de Robespierre, the “citizen” revolutionary who in 1790 brought the Reign of Terror to the French Revolution. Having destroyed the French establishment by guillotine without trial, Citizen Robespierre was himself guillotined without trial […]

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Democrats Discover Gerrymandering

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

 One should not criticize wisdom when it comes late because too often wisdom does not come at all.  So we should be happy that after 35 years, liberal politicians and their academic supporters have suddenly discovered the evils of gerrymandering, and brought a case challenging its constitutionality before the US Supreme Court. I was present […]

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The Reality And The Politics Of DACA

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The Trump decision to eliminate DACA will not lead to massive deportations of so-called Dreamers; in fact it is likely to have little effect at all.  The 800,000 DACA immigrants were in this country before DACA was enacted in 2012; they are likely to be here long after it ends, if it does end. That’s […]

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California’s Attempt At “Massive Resistance”

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

California’s decision to become a “Sanctuary State” and defy the federal government on immigration, likely to become law later this month, places California in the company of state’s rights extremists that once tried to stop public school integration by much the same means. In 1956, in response to the Supreme Court’s 1954 school integration decision, […]

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Paying The Price For The Healthcare Fiasco

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The next question in the fight over healthcare is what price will Republicans pay at the polls for this fiasco.  Some folks think angry conservatives will punish the moderates who refused to repeal Obamacare, but the more likely political consequence is defeat for those vulnerable Republicans who voted for this unpopular bill in the House.  Chief among […]

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The Single Payer Health Care Fraud

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Thankfully, the Assembly Speaker has put the brakes on the version of single payer health care that passed the California Senate, but the controversy over single payer is far a from over.  The fact is that “single payer health care” is a fraud; it does not exist in a single industrialized nation.  Perhaps a few […]

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