Political Fix (6 December, 2018)

Isn’t Cock Fighting Illegal? Democrats won every statewide office, gained super majorities in both state houses, flipped seven of their seven targeted congressional races, and will control the House of Representatives in Washington come January. Time for the Democrats to celebrate, right? Wrong. The fighting started this summer between consummate party insider, Eric Bauman, and […]

Political Fix (15 November, 2018)

A Midterm Post Mortem It was freezing and quiet outside St John’s Hall in Hanford with a few unconcerned security guards lingering by the doors, but hot and crowded inside the Portuguese Hall on Election Night. Even though not in his district, this was still Nunes country, and a Nunes-friendly crowd, where no sharp edged […]

Political Fix (1 November, 2018)

Is the Blue Wave real? In less than a week the nation will find out. The following are my predictions for local and federal elections: Congressional District 21: Democrat TJ Cox and Republican Congress Member David Valado Mr. Valadao lives in a district that has a Democratic advantage of 16 points but they tend to […]

Political Fix (4 October, 2018)

A Serendipity of Trump Since President Trump won the Republican nomination in 2016 I have been trying to convince a local supporter to write a column in Political Fix. I wanted our readers to get affirmation on why they support President Trump and why his base is so loyal. Over the last two years I […]

Political Fix (20 September, 2018)

They Shoot Horses Don’t They An interesting question came up during this month’s meeting of the Tulare County Animal Services (TCAS) Advisory Committee while updating its ordinance. The question was, are there any restrictions on how a commercial breeding kennel can put down dogs that no longer produce puppies? The TCAS advisory members are all […]

Political Fix (6 September, 2018)

What Does Being Indicted Mean? Being indicted is a term thrown around in the news a lot these days. But what does it mean? Being indicted is when someone is accused by a grand jury of serious crimes. Four former Trump advisers, and 25 Russians who meddled in our elections have been indicted. Of those […]

Political Fix (2 August, 2018)

The World before Top-Two The New York Times reported House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying, “I hate the top-two,” referring to the primary system in California. The Central Valley Tea Party had petitions circulating at meetings and forums to get rid of the top-two primary system in a ballot measure for the November General Election. […]

Political Fix (19 July, 2018)

Primary Postmortem Who wasn’t shocked at the results of the 26th State Assembly District race? Just as shocking, but not as well known, were the results of Tulare County Supervisor District 4 race that stretches from Dinuba to Woodlake. But then again who wasn’t shocked when President Trump was elected? In the assembly race, incumbent […]

Political Fix (5 July, 2018)

The Blue Wave Just Got a Few Feet Higher. A group of Democrats are hoping to flip Republican districts and take over the House and Senate this November. Things weren’t looking so great after the primary. But that was before Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stepped down. Justice Kennedy is a Republican and was appointed […]