California’s Attempt At “Massive Resistance”

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

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
Political Analyst

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
Political Analyst

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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Republicans Cannot Win Elections Without Candidates

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

After their decade long agony of defeat, California Republicans can suddenly see a tiny flicker of hope on the horizon.  It comes in the form of the gas tax increase pushed through the legislature by Gov. Brown and majority Democrats which it turns out is quite unpopular.  Can Republicans make any political hay out of […]

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Will Trump’s Proposals Destroy California Republicans?

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

In 1994 and again in 2010, Democrats suffered historic loses in the House of Representatives because newly minted Presidents Clinton and Obama forced their members walk the plank with unpopular votes on tax and health care bills. Now President Trump seems to be doing the same thing to his Republican backers, and the results look […]

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The Democratic Folly In Filibustering Gorsuch

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Democratic US Senators have now launched the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in American history in an attempt to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch. They seem to be doing so because their Democratic base demands it, but the upshot will be to end any influence Senate Democrats will have over Supreme Court nominees […]

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How The Health Care Fiasco Helps California Republicans

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The collapse of the House Republican health care plan, and with it probably the effectiveness of Speaker Paul Ryan as well as the first hundred days of the Trump Administration, was a godsend to one group of people: the seven endangered California House Republicans who did not have to vote on a really terrible Obamacare repealer. The bill […]

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California: An Enemy Of The People

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

President Trump last week called his media critics an “enemy of the American people.”  The phrase “enemy of the people” has a long and sordid history that should concern those to whom it is being applied, especially if it becomes part of Trump’s approach to government. The phrase can be found in literature going all the […]

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Why Trump Is Wrong About Illegal Alien Voting

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

President Trump has called for a federal investigation of voting fraud, specifically whether three to five million illegal aliens voted in the 2016 election, thereby costing him the popular vote majority.  While there is much smoke but little fire around this issue, the numbers themselves provide a clear and convincing answer: there is no possibility […]

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How Arizona vs. United States Will Stop Democratic Immigration Efforts

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Sorry, California Democrats, but you have already lost the battle over stopping President-elect Trump’s immigration policies.  You lost five years ago when the state of Arizona tried, as sanctuary cities are doing now, to upend federal immigration laws, and the US Supreme Court said no. In 2010, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law SB […]

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