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Gavin Newsom’s Historic Losing Streak

*Receive updates on our case against Gov. Newsom Yesterday brought another loss for Gavin Newsom, as San Diego restaurants can now open. “Given every opportunity, the State has provided the Court with no evidence” to justify the closures, the Judge ruled. This follows a ruling in LA that banning outdoor dining is “not grounded in …

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Newsom’s Desperate Gamble with the Court of Appeals

*Receive updates on our case Gavin Newsom’s final brief to the Court of Appeals begins, “This case is not about a dictatorship in Ancient Rome.” It’s perhaps not a great sign when you have to clarify that upfront. This isn’t the only gaffe. To try to explain how the Legislature works, the Governor cites not …

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The “Mushrooming” Newsom Recall Threat

*Receive updates on our court case against Gov. Newsom Yesterday my phone went berserk with an “Emergency Alert” about the stay-at-home order. Fortunately, I was just sitting at my desk; I heard from people who almost crashed their cars from this latest abuse of power. The bigger abuse, of course, is the stay-at-home order itself. …

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Changing America’s Most Corrupt Capitol

I ran for the Legislature to restore government of, by, and for the people. Today I am taking the most important step yet, one that I believe can change California politics. I’ve announced that I’ll be the first 100 percent citizen-backed California Legislator. Specifically, I am declining all contributions from the “Third House.” That’s the …

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California’s Tragic and Embarrassing COVID-19 Response

Yesterday the Legislature actually met – for a single day, in an NBA basketball arena. The main purpose was to elect the Speaker of the Assembly. Incredibly, that meant re-installing the existing leadership. But I wasn’t going to let this happen in a pro forma manner. I took to the podium and nominated another candidate, …

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Gavin Newsom, Endless Emergencies, and the Path of Rome

*Receive updates on the case The Court of Appeals has issued a new order in our case against Governor Newsom. The good news: the Court declined Newsom’s request to summarily overrule the Superior Court’s judgment against him. Instead, the Court has teed up briefing and oral argument that will result in a precedent-setting written decision. …

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The Timely Message of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

In the midst of a Civil War that severed our country and killed 2 percent of its population, Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Counting an abundance of blessings, …

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