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Posts published in December 2013

Happy New Year

So who said non-election years aren’t exciting.  We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more. The mid-term elections that will…

Fleischman in the middle of FPPC Complaint alleging illegal contributions

A 600 page complaint filed by former Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro alleges illegal contributions that helped lead to the Republican take-over of the reigns of Irvine city government. A total of $186,000 was poured into the Irvine mayoral and City Council races by Irvine resident and Republican consultant Jon Fleischman through California Term Limits PAC, which was formed three months before the election.

A Christmas Truce

Our political divisions should not be allowed to get so out of control that we find ourselves attacking first—thinking second—causing needless harm and pain just to make a political point. We just need to stop and learn from the history of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 during World War I.