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Mar 27, 2015 News and Commentary


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Weed. It's become serious business. No longer stigmatized as the drug of the unambitious and basement-ridden (ok, it still has some of that stigma), it is now a dynamic political topic and, in some states and cities, a burgeoning industry.

Oct 29, 2014 News and Commentary

"As optimistic as they are, Republicans cannot just coast to victory. They must surf."

Jul 24, 2014 News and Commentary

When Secretary of State John Kerry last Sunday morning inadvertently told an aide with Fox News’s open mic in front of him that he needed to get to the Middle East “tonight,” where did he go? He went to Cairo. The Egyptians, as we know, have been attempting to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, who are engaged in bloody fighting in Gaza.

Jul 2, 2014 News and Commentary

Dear Mr. President:

My apologies for missing your commencement address at the University of California at Irvine, honoring the 50th anniversary of one of our fine academic institutions. Meetings with my constituents just seemed more pressing, and, of course, we can meet back in Washington whenever it’s convenient for you

Jul 2, 2014 News and Commentary

President Obama stood in the Rose Garden Monday and kicked up a cloud of dust.

While blasting House Republicans for blocking his costly "comprehensive immigration reform," having already blamed the Mexican government for the cruel human trafficking fiasco on our southern borders, he now vows to toughen border security.

Jun 9, 2014 News and Commentary

Last week, the House of Representatives surprised observers by approving a change in drug policy that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has been pushing for seven years. The Orange County Republican acknowledges that marijuana can harm people. He advises against recreational use of the drug.