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CA GOP’s acceptance of Log Cabin Club a major culture war win — reflects 4-decade battle

California’s gay Republicans, after four decades at the margins, finally have won recognition from their party. At this month’s state GOP convention in Sacramento, the California Republican Party approved the charter of the Log Cabin Republicans of California by an 861-293

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Why doesn’t GOP follow the Gipper, 104 today?

Today is Ronald Reagan’s 104th birthday. He died in 2004 at age 93. He has become a beloved figure for most Americans, even Democrats, much as President John F. Kennedy has for different reasons, including for Republicans. JFK is remembered

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Mixed GOP reaction to Donnelly: Dumb-de-dumb-dumb

The California Republican Party is now very, very down on its luck. But I think state party chair Jim Brulte isn’t just blathering when he suggests the party can make at the least a modest comeback. The main reason for

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Phony ‘recovery’: Home ownership at 18-year low

More proof there has been no “recovery”: “The U.S. homeownership rate, which soared to a record high 69.2 percent in 2004, is back where it was two decades ago, before the housing bubble inflated, busted and ripped more than 7

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Boston bombing: Why to expect bad fallout on two fronts 30

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The fallout from the April 15 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues. Initially, the primary reaction was tired partisan attempts to imply the fault was either somehow a) the president’s fault because of

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What economic recovery? 8

April 19, 2013 By John Seiler Supposedly the economy has been recovering for three years, with the stock markets setting new records. But all those numbers are based on inflated dollars. The United States was on the gold standard from 1789

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Why GOP can’t ‘count’ on immigration

Feb. 20, 2013 By John Seiler Tony Quinn gets things partly right when he writes in a Fox & Hounds article, “Are Republicans Finally Learning to Count?“: “But now some Republicans at last want to face that reality and make some

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Actually, stock market shows economic decline for 13 years 4

Feb. 8, 2013 By John Seiler The stock markets supposedly have been bumping up against the records they scored in 2007, before the crash during the Great Recession. Except it’s all phony. The U.S. markets are denominated in dollars. But

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DiFi dodges debate over Emken economic plan

Oct. 9, 2012 By John Seiler Denying California voters an opportunity to see the two in action, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., refuses to debate her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Emken. This is what happens when one party takes over a state

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Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tuesday appointment of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court will continue the state’s lurch to the Left. Liu clearly believes in a highly activist judiciary for which the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution are as

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