Can Bloomberg Win California?

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Rides now into California billionaire Michael Bloomberg with his saddlebags overflowing with dollars as he tries to buy the California primary.  Many other billionaires have failed at buying elections; the more money Meg Whitman spent trying to buy the governorship in 2010, the worst she did.  But this time it could be different. For one […]

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The California Gender Gap Goes National

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Thirty seven years ago, in 1983, I coauthored one of the first studies of the Republican Party’s problem with women voters, what was then called the “gender gap.”  This first showed up in the 1980 election, and was very apparent in the 1982 election.   In that year, working women under the age of 45 voted […]

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Adam Schiff And Impeachment

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

It was telling that in the midst of his Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank rushed back to California to address the Democratic State Convention, and to bask in their cheers.  Schiff is now a national figure and there is no doubt his ultimate goal is to run statewide in California, probably […]

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How The 2019 Elections Help Pelosi And Schiff With Impeachment

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

An obscure race for governor of Kentucky has Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff breathing a lot easier.  In a mild upset, Democrat Andy Beshear defeated incumbent Republican governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday. Bevin’s whole campaign was about supporting President Trump and opposing impeachment, but he lost, albeit very narrowly. This […]

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A Few Good Questions for the Next Democratic Debate

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The Democratic National Committee has announced that UCLA will host the sixth Democratic debate in California in December.  Given California’s outsized role in the Democratic Party, the candidates should be asked questions unique to our state. A good question to start with would be: Why is California, the most liberal and most Democratic of the […]

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The Unimportance of Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

It is hard to find a time when California’s two United States Senators have had less influence in Washington than now.   Despite being the largest state, and having one of the nation’s most senior senators in Dianne Feinstein and a presidential candidate in Kamala Harris, their influence in the nation’s capital seems to be exactly […]

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The Democrats Plan For Voter Suppression

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Sacramento Democrats have come up with a clever way to suppress votes in the next primary, one that will keep hundreds of thousands of voters from the polls next March.  This is a just passed law that forbids the Secretary of State from listing President Trump on the Republican primary ballot because he has not […]

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Harris and Warren – Laying the Groundwork for a 40-State Trump Landslide

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

With the likely fading of “Apologizin’ Joe” Biden, the Democratic race seems to be coming down to two women, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  But the Democrats should be forewarned; both these women are extremely flawed candidates whose nomination could well lead to a 40-state Trump landslide. Harris, in her put […]

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Comparing Texas And California, And Why Texas Wins Out

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

“Texafornia – A Glimpse into America’s Future” headlines The Economist’s special report last week comparing America’s two mega states, California and Texas.  The British magazine looked at several areas where the two states compete, and for the most part California came out second best. One fifth of all Americans call California or Texas home.  California, […]

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The Surprising End To The Citizenship Question

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts surprised virtually all court watchers by killing the Trump Administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.  In so doing he saved his court, and the nation, from the embarrassing situation of validating the lies by which the administration had tried to justify this question. The […]

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