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Election losers still win big

Dec. 3, 2012 Katy Grimes: The chief strategist for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has finally spoken out about what happened. And as expected, he’s playing down the significance of the loss. In a Washington Post op ed, Romney’s Chief Strategist

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Selfish vote won over philosophical vote, again 16

Nov. 9, 2012 Katy Grimes: After every election one party has to retreat and lick its wounds while the other party revels in the mandate.  But elections are changing. Voters are changing. America is changing, and California is leading that

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Early voting: Too close on major Calif. propositions 11

10:06 pm, Nov. 6, 2012 By John Seiler It’s too early to call the major state initiatives. Looks like it’ll be a long night. According to the Secretary of State’s Web site, just 19.1 percent of the vote has been

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We’ll be live-blogging the election 5

Nov. 6, 2012 By John Seiler We’ll be live-blogging the election beginning around 5 pm, if that’s when the East Coast returns start coming in. And at 8 pm, the California returns will start to come in. Stay tuned. Personally,

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I can’t wait for this election to be over

Nov. 2, 2012 By John Seiler Just four more day to D-Day — Democracy Day. Then this dreadful election finally will be over. If the ancient Greeks could have seen how things would have turned out, instead of inventing democracy,

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Archie Bunker explains the election

Oct. 31, 2012 By John Seiler Back in the late 1970s, with a previous bogus energy “crisis” striking, and Democrats demanding that citizens make “sacrifices,” philosopher Archie Bunker explained what was going in words that still resonate today.

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The day after the election 11

Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone’s focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What

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Prop. 32 would curb union dominance

Oct. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Long ago it became evident that a passion for teaching in California schools was overshadowed by union membership. Far too many teachers became flag-waving union members, choosing union activism over student achievement. Proposition 32,

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Election 2012: ‘Survivor’ or ‘Clueless?’ 6

Oct. 2, 2012 Katy Grimes: Voter fatigue is no longer an factor this election cycle because thoughtful voters appear instead to be tuning out entirely to media and polls, and instead tuning into reality television. There’s an irony. “It’s getting

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Kiss a Democrat if you’re outta work 21

July 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes I remember when Democrats were all about supporting hard working men and women. So were Republicans, but it was Democrats who were more closely associated with the working class. And that’s the rub; Democrats

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