SAC BEE: CA DEMS WORRY WEALTHY CALIFORNIANS MAY LEAVE!!

Sacramento Bee: The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state‚Äôs wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on … Continue reading SAC BEE: CA DEMS WORRY WEALTHY CALIFORNIANS MAY LEAVE!!

POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

Politico: Congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years, with Republicans and Democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants facing deportation. Though House Republicans voted Thursday night to keep the government open, the real drama is in the closely divided Senate, where it’s unclear what, if anything, can clear the chamber’s supermajority threshold. … Continue reading POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

HOWARD DEAN: “HATE SPEECH IS NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT”

Howard Dean, the former Governor of Vermont who tried to yowl his way to the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, recently tweeted, “Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment,” in response to a statement made by Ann Coulter -“My only regret w/ Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.” This tweet comes in light of the cancellation of … Continue reading HOWARD DEAN: “HATE SPEECH IS NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT”