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OPINION: We have nothing to fear but fear itself
"I believe that it's high time that we Americans stop being fearful, and as FDR suggested step up to the plate to solve our problems rationally ... Our leadership in Washington has taken the opposite road of FDR and has instilled fear in the hearts of Americans instead of confidence." By Dave Patterson Read More

How to Drive a stake through Issa's ugly Beast
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. The so-called “Presidential Election Reform Act” supported by Issa, is a ballot initiative proposed for submission to California voters next June. If the supporters of this initiative gather the necessary signatures, state voters approve the initiative, and the initiative survives a court challenge, the initiative would scrap California’s current “winner-take-all” allocation of its 55 Electoral College votes. This could enable Republicans to capture the White House once again. Read More

Event Reminders:

Vets for Peace open meeting Dec. 04
Tuesday, 12/04/2007
A special guest speaker from the ACLU, John Murphy, will speak on the Military Commissions Act and freedom of speech. Bring a friend. Read More

Hillary, Giuliani are worse than Bush-Cheney
Wednesday, 12/05/2007
Americans are unable to connect their dissatisfaction with the current political leadership with their choice of new leaders. All polls show that Hillary Clinton is far in the lead for the Democratic presidential nomination and Rudy Giuliani is far in the lead for the Republican nomination These are the only two candidates guaranteed to be worse than Bush/Cheney. By Paul Craig Roberts Read More

Deadline to register to vote is Jan. 22, 2007
Wednesday, 12/05/2007
The California Primary election is Feb. 5, 2008. The deadline to register to vote (or re-register if you have moved) is Jan. 22, 2008. This date is fast approaching. Read More

DFA Metro "party" with the Dem. Party
Wednesday, 12/05/2007
The Democracy for America (DFA-SD) will meet Wed, Dec. 5 at Giovanni's Pizza restaurant. Francine Busby and Jess Durfee will discuss political strategy. Read More

Obama surges ahead of Hillary in Iowa
Thursday, 12/06/2007
Sen. Barack Obama has surged ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa in the Democratic bid for the White House, according to the new poll of the Des Moines Register. Republican Romney, despite all his money and time, now trails Gov. Huckabee. Read More