The Watercooler ~ Will Rise in California Crime Rates Revive the Republican Party Here?
Looking back over the history of California politics, Ray Haynes –a well known conservative who has served in both the California Assembly and Senate — revisits the tawdry record of what happens to the safety of the citizens when Democrats dominate the governance of a state. We are at a crossroads on the prison question in California. For years, Democrats have refused to build prisons, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Federal Judge Spanks Governor Brown in Cali
Poor Governor Jerry Brown. He can’t get no support (tacky phrasing meant for affect) from the federal court in his efforts to end the court’s monitoring of the California prison system: Treatment of 32,000 mentally ill inmates in California prisons remains seriously deficient, with staff and facilities shortages and a high number of preventable suicides, a federal judge declared Friday in rejecting Gov. Jerry Brown’s | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Democrats Clash With Governor Jerry Brown Over Obamacare
Even Governor Jerry Brown sees the danger of trusting the federal government to uphold their end of the bargain in the Affordable Care Act: “The ultimate costs of expanding our healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act are unknown,” he told the Legislature in his January State of the State address. “Ignoring such known unknowns would be folly.” Democrats — who control both houses of | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ California Reeling
Thought I would cover a few items of interest taking place in and around California lately. Part of my growing apathy with politics of late is the dismal future Republicans are facing here. But we got a brief reprieve from the suffocation of a supermajority of Dems in the state Senate when a rising star in the party suddenly resigned his Senate seat last Friday | Read More »