Romney coattails? In California? Maybe

Chris Reed
San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s “Top Story” weeknight news talk show

Crossposted CalWatchDog After Barack Obama’s 61% to 37% wipeout of John McCain in California in 2008, we were spared the quadrennial tradition of some senior Republican peddling the idea that the GOP had a chance at the Golden State’s 50-plus electoral votes this campaign. The last time a Republican actually won California was George H.W. […]

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Educrats: Collective bargaining rights trump existing state law

Chris Reed
San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s “Top Story” weeknight news talk show

Crossposted on CalWatchDog The key to understanding Golden State politics is knowing that the most powerful forces in Sacramento by a wide margin are the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers. Using union dues and benefitting from the bizarrely enduring notion that what is good for teachers is good for students, the […]

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‘Terrorists’ Who Oppose Tax Hikes: Prepare for the Onslaught

Chris Reed
San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s “Top Story” weeknight news talk show

Crossposted in CalWhine Here we go again. As frenzied as the tax-hike obsessives have been in recent months and years, Jerry Brown’s weekend warning that the 2012-13 budget is $16 billion short is sure to ramp up their intensity. So get ready for the media/Dem onslaught, folks, and prepare to be reviled. Will Jerry Brown […]

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Occupy Oakland: If This is Social Justice, Social Justice is Garbage

Chris Reed
San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s “Top Story” weeknight news talk show

Crossposted at CalWhine In 1968, legendary AP war correspondent Peter Arnett quoted a U.S. military officer as saying this of Ban Tre, Vietnam: “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” Over the years, the phrase, when recalled, has morphed into “we had to destroy the village in order to save it,” but […]

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Status Quo-Worshipping CTA Rejects Tax Plan

Chris Reed
San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s “Top Story” weeknight news talk show

Crossposted at Calwhine (Editor’s Note: Calwhine is a new internet site on California politics launched today published and written by San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer and former host of KOGO Radio’s  “Top Story” weeknight news talk show, Chris Reed. Check it out. http://www.calwhine.com/) The report that the California Teachers Association had rejected a plan […]

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