Political Fix (21 June, 2018)

How’s that Blue Wave Workin’ for Ya? Remember the Blue Wave that was going to take over Washington D.C. but was dependent on California flipping seven Republican congressional districts? Well it’s hard to have a Blue Wave if no one shows up. For all the hype and excitement this Primary stirred up, voter turnout was […]

Political Fix (7 June, 2018)

Is it time for a Third Political Party? When Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest president at 39 years old he did so in typical youthful style, with a brand new political party. Mr. Macron was not voted in as a part of the Socialist Party or the National Front. He was voted in using his […]

Political Fix (17 May, 2018)

Primary Predictions We are on the cusp of the hotly anticipated midterm elections as voters mail in their ballots for the June 5 Primary. Primaries used to portend lower voter participation. But those on the front lines of the current political landscape say they have never seen this level of engagement. This is the first […]

Political Fix (3 May, 2018)

Muddy Waters Primary Predictions, set for the next issue, will analyze such topics as: what will be the margin between Congressman Devin Nunes and his Democratic competitors? Will Assemblyman Devon Mathis survive the primary? Can candidate Matt Darby pull off the impossible and beat incumbent District Attorney Tim Ward? But before the next issue I […]

Political Fix (18 April, 2018)

Will Ryan’s Retirement affect Nunes’ Reelection? Congressman Paul Ryan’s retirement as Speaker of the House could mean good news or bad news for Congressman Devin Nunes. The bad news is Mr. Ryan’s retirement shakes the foundation of the Republican Party and puts into question President Donald Trump’s innocence. The good news is maybe Mr. Nunes […]

Political Fix (5 April, 2018)

Vote Early and Vote Often During the March 15 Tulare County District Attorney (DA)Forum the moderator, Dennis Smith, talked about a strange happening during his campaign for Tulare County Supervisor. In 2016, he competed against seven highly qualified candidates for District 1, where the top two candidates from the June primary proceeded to the general […]

Political Fix (15 March, 2018)

To Sue or Not Thusu, That’s the Question Tulare County Supervisor Districts 4 and 5 are up for election this cycle and neither incumbent is defending his seat. Throw in the races for Tulare County District Attorney, Superintendent of Schools, and District 26 State Assembly, and this is turning out to be one of the […]

Political Fix (1 March, 2018)

Moving to the Left An Analysis by Ruben Macareno California Democrats met in San Diego this past weekend to endorse candidates running for the US Senate, Congress, 120 state legislative seats, and eight statewide positions starting with the governor. The gathering of 3,500 delegates was to give clarity to Democratic voters across the state as […]

Political Fix (15 February, 2018)

When Cows Fly Let me get one thing straight. Assemblyman Devon Mathis doesn’t get to take thousands of dollars from Dr. Benny Benzeevi, ride around in his private plane, and now declare his support for Tulare’s now-closed hospital. That ain’t gonna fly. On January 31, Mr. Mathis posted pictures of himself and Trustees Kevin Northcraft […]

Political Fix (1 February, 2018)

The Cost of Life On January 30 the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved a request by State Senator Jean Fuller to audit Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) and Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC.) The JLAC meeting started at 10am and the Voice got a call from Ms. Fuller’s staff at 10:10 letting us know that […]