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Look, A Squirrel!

The single most important challenge to this country right now is suppressing COVID-19. The USA has lost at least 136,000 people to COVID – and that number is almost certainly …

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The Silence from Tom McClintock Is Deafening

We look to our political leaders for guidance and hope in times of trouble. We ask them to represent us in the U.S. government, and to fight for what is right, and good. We expect them to speak up when an injustice demands a response. And so Tom McClintock’s silence right now is deafening.

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Tom’s Twisting the Constitution, Again

Tom McClintock long has claimed to care about our Constitution. He trots it out when it suits him, to insist that he’s just trying to protect our constitutional rights. But as is his wont, Tom twists the Constitution to serve his political goals.

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Doubling Down on the Death Cult

McClintock bemoans the restrictions enacted as a life-saving measure across the country. He insists it’s time to open up. He’s just doubling down on the death cult taking over the right.

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The Harm a Balanced Budget Would Do

Tom McClintock long has fought for an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced budget — forcing the U.S. Government to reduce its spending to match its revenue every year. Sounds good in principle. But he never tells you all the harm a balanced budget would do.

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Only Bad Ideas on Healthcare

Access to quality health care — and good insurance that we can actually afford — is a critical issue for the residents of California’s 4th District and the rest of the Nation. Our GOP representatives claim that they care about this issue. But they don’t act like it.

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Another “No” Vote From Tom

Tom McClintock’s “No” vote last month on H.R. 3, Pharmaceutical Price Controls, is one of his worst. Prescription drug prices are out of control in the U.S. — with lifesaving medicine too expensive for many people to afford — and once again McClintock put the interests of rich companies ahead of the interests of his constituents.

Chipping Away at Our Healthcare

Tom McClintock’s views regarding the Affordable Care Act are well-known. He ignores the huge challenges people faced before the ACA — the prices that skyrocketed every year, the insurers who …

The GOP Is Creating Rotten Jobs

Tom McClintock likes to talk about the Nation’s economy. Like so many other Republicans, he falsely claims that Trump turned around a bad economy. But as this article shows, the …

Follow the money

Follow the money. It’s always good advice, and in politics, it’s the best advice. And when you follow the money in California’s 4th District, it leads directly to Tom McClintock, and his stubborn refusal to take meaningful action to protect his constituents from the increasing risk of wildfires.

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This is bad management

It’s almost as if Tom McClintock wants us to send him back to his own District. As if — somewhere deep inside — he knows that he doesn’t have what …

Lies, Lies, and More Lies

If their proposals were good policy — if they offered solutions that our country needs — the GOP would have no reason to lie. We know their arguments are empty …

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Stunning Hypocrisy

Stunning, breathtaking hypocrisy. Those are the words that come to mind as Tom McClintock once again expresses his full support for Donald Trump’s power-grab. During the Obama administration, McClintock railed …

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Election Results Update

The Numbers The 2108 midterm elections were held four weeks ago today, but the votes are still being tabulated (due to high rate of vote-by-mail ballots and some number of …

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Looking in the Rearview Mirror

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Hall of Fame NFL Coaching great Vince Lombardi. “Winning isn’t everything, but losing is nothing.” Author Frederick J. Lewis A half century in …

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The Lives Saved by the ACA

As the residents of California’s Fourth District go to the polls to cast their votes, we urge them to focus on the policies that impact their lives. Health insurance is …

Held Hostage by Health Insurance

Life Without the ACA

As the midterm approaches, the lies from the right multiply exponentially. Across the Nation, GOP politicians are promising that they will protect the ACA’s pre-existing coverage, even as those same …

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Our Tax Dollars at Work

Tom McClintock’s hypocrisy is on full display when he rails against government spending — a criticism that never applies to spending that benefits him or his family. He’s made clear …

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Go Home and Get in Line

Go home and get in line. That’s this writer’s most stark memory of a Tom McClintock town hall early last year. And that’s one of the reasons I’m so committed …

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We Need Women in Government

Last week, while defending the fact that the GOP has not placed a single woman on the Judiciary Committee – one of the most important in the Senate – Chairman …