Political Fix (2 February, 2017)

Donald Trump said during his campaign that his presidency “will be like nothing you have ever seen before.” Truer words were never spoken. There have been massive protests, marches here and abroad, scads of executive orders, new phrases coined, nationwide detentions at airports, and the firing of the acting United States Attorney General. Pres. Trump’s […]

Political Fix (19 January, 2017)

What are you doing the morning of January 20th? Over one million people will be attending the presidential inauguration–and a few very excited Republicans from Kings and Tulare County will be among the attendees. Congress plays host to the inauguration and each member of the House received 197 tickets to give to their constituents. The […]

Political Fix (5 January, 2017)

A Turning Point for All Of the top ten stories on the Valley Voice’s Facebook page and website, the Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Healthcare Conglomerates Association (HCCA) took up six and eight spaces respectfully. The first article written in March 2016 by reporter David Adalian was a turning point for both the citizen […]

Political Fix (15 December, 2016)

Love in the Times of Politics A few shock waves rippled through the Valley when the Tulare County Registrar of Voters released its final results on December 5. Nationally the election was a wild, emotional ride. Locally, there were Election Day irregularities resulting in long waits, ballots running out, and a huge delay in releasing […]

Political Fix (1 December, 2016)

Equal Representation of The People The summer heat, Tule fog, and flat Valley floor separates Tulare and Kings Counties from the rest of the California, along with how the region votes. Whatever their differences, after our being fairly ignored by the Bay Area, Los Angeles and the liberal coastal areas, these two Central Valley counties finally […]

Political Fix (17 November, 2016)

Prognostications in Hindsight It would make sense for me to hang up my prognostication hat, except for the fact that I, along with a lot of other people smarter than myself, were completely wrong about this election. Donald Trump won, despite insulting every minority and special group in the United States, and campaign chair Kelly […]

Political Fix (3 November, 2016)

Election Predictions Political pundits are past the point of predicting who will win or lose the election and have moved to discussing how badly. Hilary Clinton’s emails are back in the news but so is the fact that Russian Premier Vladamir Putin is chomping at the bit to get Donald Trump elected. The Upshot, a […]

Political Fix (20 October, 2016)

The Undecided Voter In the late afternoon of October 5 I sat on the edge of my bed wondering if I wanted to attend one more boring forum. I debated whether anyone would even want to read an article about it. The forum was for Tulare County Supervisor District 1 between Kuyler Crocker and Dennis […]

Political Fix (6 October, 2016)

I Never Knew Plastic Bags Could Be So Confusing I got several comments about last issue’s Political Fix. One concerned “Custer’s Last Stand,” where I stated “no Republican has held statewide office in 10 years.” Cheyne Strawn of Tulare called to say that it’s only been five years since a Republican has held office in […]