The Poway Shooting Illustrates The Difference Between California And Texas

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Good thing for John Earnest that he shot up a synagogue in California and not in Texas.  Thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom, the worst thing Earnest faces in California is three square meals a day at taxpayer expense for the rest of his life; in Texas his crime would have meant execution.

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Sen. Kamala Harris and Slave Reparations

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Sen. Kamala Harris has indicated support for reparations to black Americans to address the legacy of slavery but has not provided many specifics.  She should. The public needs to know who Harris feels deserve reparations and who should pay for them. The idea of reparations has been around for a long time but has recently […]

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A Pox on Both Houses: A Worthless Lawsuit; A Dangerous Emergency Act

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Don’t be fooled by the kabuki lawsuit against President Trump’s wall just filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 15 other Democratic attorneys general. Both sides want the same result, for Trump to prevail at the Supreme Court, as surely he will. This lawsuit and Trump’s wall both are sops to each party’s political base. […]

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Kamala Harris is the New George McGovern

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Shades of the past. Kamala Harris is setting up the Democrats to repeat history and lose a perfectly winnable election. In a throwaway line in her first television interview Harris called for ridding 180 million Americans of the private health insurance they find perfectly acceptable. With such careless chatter, Donald Trump will chew her up […]

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The Trump Factor in California’s Republican Disaster

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

California Republicans remain in denial about the role of President Trump in their worst shellacking in history. The party’s national committeeman Shawn Steel blames Democratic money, organization, mobilization, demographics, registration, but specifically “not President Trump.” But an actual look at the final results shows that this disaster was Trump, all Trump and nothing but Trump. […]

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Dianne Feinstein’s Growing Problems

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

It is hard to find a Democrat who did poorly this year in California, but the state’s senior Senator, Dianne Feinstein, was one. Not only did she have a mediocre re-election, winning by just 54 percent against a weak fellow Democrat, but she is receiving some blame for the poor Democratic showing in November in […]

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A Californian Named Wong Kim Ark Helped Confirm Birthright Citizenship

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

President Trump would like to ban birthright citizenship – that is, a person’s right to citizenship by virtue of birth in the United States – via an executive order. But he cannot do so thanks to a man named Wong Kim Ark, who was born nearly a century and half ago in San Francisco. Wong […]

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The Damage Dianne Feinstein Has Done To The National Democratic Party

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

“Lock her up,” shout the mobs at Trump rallies. Only it is no longer Hillary Clinton they want to lock up, now it is Sen. Dianne Feinstein, with whom they are furious over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.  But after November, it may be Democrats who are mad at Feinstein, because she may well have destroyed […]

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New Polling In The Governor’s Race

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Is there a real race for governor after all?  You would not know it given coverage of the race, of which there has been practically none, nor the campaigning pace of the leading contender, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.  But in fact, early fall polling does show some evidence that the race may actually be […]

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Feinstein Should Be Held Accountable For Her Role in the Kavanaugh Mess, but She Won’t Be  

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The Kavanaugh controversy is like Murder on the Orient Express: everyone involved is guilty of turning Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court into a fiasco.  And no one is more guilty than Sen. Dianne Feinstein.  Her conduct in this mess should be enough to deny her another term in the U.S. Senate, but […]

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