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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Tom Steyer and The Democrats Dalliance with Suicide

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

In 1972, the Democratic Party, following its excruciating close loss in 1968, nominated Sen. George McGovern for president, thereby giving Richard Nixon, a president they detested, a 49-state sweep.  Today’s Democrats seem set on the same disastrous path for 2020, this time being helped along by a California hedge fund billionaire named Tom Steyer. Thanks […]

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Secretary of State Padilla Hits the Wrong Target

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Secretary of State Alex Padilla is barking up the wrong tree when it comes to election cyber security.  Last month he went after House Republicans for refusing to provide extra federal money to “further protect and modernize our nation’s election infrastructure.  Protecting the integrity of our elections and ensuring confidence in our elections should never […]

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The Citizen Question: It Is Already Being Asked

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The Trump Administration has announced that it will ask a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has already filed a lawsuit to stop it. The only problem is, the citizenship question is already being asked, and has been for two decades. A little history. From 1820 until 1950 the […]

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The War California will Lose

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ brief visit to Sacramento in which he explained the federal government’s lawsuits against three California bills that set up a “sanctuary state” has led Gov Jerry Brown to declare that the Trump Administration is “going to war against the state of California.” Brown is right; and this is a war that […]

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The Democrats Stumble with White Voters

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Are Democrats becoming an anti-white people party? One could certainly conclude that watching the Democratic response to President Trump’s immigration plan that provides a very generous path to citizenship to the Dreamers but at the cost of sharply reducing legal immigration. Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) condemned his plan as an effort to […]

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