Category Archives: Local Political News

Ballot Boxing 8.29.2020: Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, Ryan Cassin & Dr. Reshale Thomas

Ballot Boxing 8.29.2020: Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, Ryan Cassin & Dr. Reshale Thomas

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are Libertarian VP candidate Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, political strategist Ryan Cassin, and Fresno psychologist Dr. Reshale Thomas. Topics include third-party prospects, shifting strategies among the Democratic and Republican parties, as well the psychological effects of the pandemic and toxic political climate.  MORE

Ballot Boxing 8.22.2020: Lowell Ponte, Dr. Steve Turley & Kimberly Klacik

Ballot Boxing 8.22.2020: Lowell Ponte, Dr. Steve Turley & Kimberly Klacik

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are Lowell Ponte, author of the piece Kamala Harris: A ‘Karma Chameleon,’ Dr. Steve Turley, who argues that the prospects for secular liberalism are dismal, and Kimberly Klacik, whose video ad for her congressional run has gone viral.  MORE

Ballot Boxing 8-1-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Scott Robertson

Ballot Boxing 8-1-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Scott Robertson

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are political science professor Dr. Allan Saxe and Selma mayoral candidate Scott Robertson. Topics include President Trump’s suggestion to delay the election, federal law enforcement presence in major U.S. cities, and the loss of focus on local politics amid the coronavirus pandemic.  MORE

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he could withhold up to $2.5 billion in the upcoming state budget from local governments that fail to comply with mandates intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The funding threat comes as California sees a worrisome rise in the number of virus cases and…MORE

Kamala Harris: Democrats Need to Listen to Young Voters

Kamala Harris: Democrats Need to Listen to Young Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) – California Sen. Kamala Harris says Democrats “need to listen” to young black and Latino voters demanding change. Harris spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday about her efforts to reform policing and the Democratic Party’s relationship with Black voters. She says she won’t “be played” by Republicans in the Senate who want…MORE

Ballot Boxing 3-28-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Dr. Garry Bredefeld

Ballot Boxing 3-28-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Dr. Garry Bredefeld

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are Dr. Allan Saxe and Dr. Garry Bredefeld. Topics includes the $2.2 trillion stimulus package, the rapidly shifting political landscape amid COVID-19, as well as shelter-in-place orders, and their impact on commerce.  MORE

Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia (2-29-20)

Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia (2-29-20)

This weekend on Ballot Boxing we discuss the political battle that’s ensued over coronavirus, the contentious Democratic debate in South Carolina, universal health care, and California’s Proposition 13. Our guest is author Sally C. Pipes, president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.  MORE