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Jim Ruffalo: Times are rife with organizing and recall fever

Apparently the idea of organizing is alive and well, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s over-reaching debacle at Ohio. No, all anybody needs to do is look around ...

‘Double dipping’ and then some

Ted Gaines is a very nice man, has a beautiful family, runs an honest business and is one of the most useless politicians in Sacramento. He is so uncompromising he doesn’t even ...

State needs a good sweeping

Do the state legislators – assembly(men) and senators – know that one of their primary duties is to balance the budget? Most spend money the state does not have, raising salar ...

Per diem pay has had its day and should end

Reviewing the notebook while realizing that one of the few state expenses that will continue being paid in cash, instead of with an IOU, are the elected officials’ per diem vouc ...

4th District foes target long-standing issues

It’s deja vu time with a twist of the political knife in the race to succeed John Doolittle as congressman. Fourth District congressional candidates Charlie Brown and Tom McClint ...

Candidates court voters at lunch

State Sen. Tom McClintock is characterizing accusations by 4th Congressional District opponent Doug Ose that he's double-dipping in his treatment of the $170-per-day legislator a ...