Politics

California Primary: How many DNC Dem Delegates in LA County?

California Primary: How many DNC Dem Delegates in LA County?

Los Angeles County begins voting early in February and awards more delegates than the first two primary states. The LA County Primary is a well-kept secret. We have lots of influence for picking the Democratic Nominee but it’s not a topic of general knowledge. I agree with what Julián Castro says about which parts of […]

California Primary: Vote-By-Mail Registered Nonpartisans need to request a party ballot

California Primary: Vote-By-Mail Registered Nonpartisans need to request a party ballot

Five Things you need to know if you are a California Voter, according to this LA Times story. Over 15 million California voters will receive VBM — Vote By Mail —ballots. Roughly 30% of CA voters are registered nonpartisan. NPP voters need to request a party ballot. Easy to do at the polls, a little […]

2020 Primary in California starts earlier than you think!

2020 Primary in California starts earlier than you think!

Almost a year ago, Paul Mitchell at The Capitol Weekly wrote about California’s role in the 2020 presidential primary. On Feb.3, 2020, … approximately 200,000 voters in Iowa will participate in a Democratic caucus and, simultaneously, California counties will mail out to voters over 16 million ballots, 75% of whom will be eligible to vote […]

Wanted: Seeds to Grow Pizza in my Vegetable Garden

Wanted: Seeds to Grow Pizza in my Vegetable Garden

Well well well. Congress: Pizza IS a vegetable.*Saw this brilliant tweet from McGarry’s Ghost: Thinking about planting pizza in my garden next spring, now that Congress says it is a vegetable. Anyone know where I can buy pizza seeds? So, on Facebook, I said this: I guess this is the result of one of those […]

Ezra Klein on Health Insurance Exchanges

Ezra Klein is one of my must-reads on the whole health care reform situation. He digests all those white papers, position papers and the like, and then spells out the most salient points. The mechanism that makes it possible to get a better deal on insurance is the Health Insurance Exchange. The Health Insurance Exchange, […]

Are health insurance companies like all other for-profit ventures?

Nate Silver at 538 (He called the 2008 election with the most accurate breakdown of electoral votes) parses the difference between your standard profit-making business and how health insurance works. I’m a big believer in the profit motive in 99 percent of all cases. If the government decided to open a non-profit hamburger stand, I […]