RJ Eskow: The message should have been clear: Democratic “centrism” – an economic ideology that is further right than public opinion on many key issues – is not the way to win or keep political power.
Aimee Allison: A powerful example lies in the more than 400 black women running for office this year. There’s also been a surge in Latinx and Asian-American women seeking election, as well as a historic number of Native American women.
he vast majority of Californians haven’t expressed concern over the “Jungle Primary” also known as a top-two primary. Since 2011 Californians have been allowed to vote as individual citizens for any candidate in a primary election. Although there was a lot of angst over California’s congressional races, it appears that all 53 congressional races will […]
RJ Eskow: In the survey’s most striking finding, 61 percent of Millennial Democrats polled – nearly two-thirds – expressed favorable views of socialism.
Mimi Kennedy: AB 840 exempts all post-election-night ballot counts that havebeen California’s only check against computer count tampering since the arrival of electronic vote-counts.
Sharon Kyle: The Official Sample Ballot, prepared by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk was mailed out weeks ago but for those seeking information about where to vote or who is on their ballot, go to LAVote.net.
Tom Hall: We care as little about the legal health of society’s most troubled families as we do for the medical health of society’s most disabled and needy.
John Peeler: The rude, crude style that has enabled him to capture this base is also driving off large numbers of affluent suburban voters (especially women) who used to be the foundation of GOP strength.
Lance Simmens: California’s Senate race may be a bellweather for rejecting the orthodoxy of party leaders and embracing wholesale change in the direction of the Democratic Party.
Anna Keeve: While household names and heavy hitter corporate-funded candidates are spending big bucks to make sure they are heard, there is a horde of lesser-known rising-star candidates swarming onto the political scene
RJ Eskow: Democrats should be concerned about the decline in voter participation among African Americans in 2016.
David Love: White supremacists, Infowars conspiracy theorists and convicted criminals are running, some as viable candidates, on the GOP ticket on the state and federal level, something which would have been unheard of only a few years ago.”
Joe Mathews: Californians are so angry about politics that fewer will stop to talk and sign, preferring to scream or make obscene gestures.