.Scott Olin Schmidt

Sep 11, 2009

Healthcare Politics Trumps Good Policy

Time will tell if President Obama managed to hit the "reset" button with his Wednesday evening speech to Congress on healthcare. ...
Aug 26, 2009

The GOP’s Decline-to-Win Strategy

The California Republican Party has finally found a way to make its September convention in Rancho Mirage relevant. It's going to ...
Aug 4, 2009

Critiquing “Cash for Clunkers”

Nearly six months after President Obama and the Democratic Congress passed a near-billion dollar economic stimulus package, the American people finally ...
Jul 23, 2009

Suze Orman for Governor

I was an early and ardent supporter of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger but the compromises he made to achieve a "balanced" budget ...
Jul 16, 2009

The Single-Payer is the Taxpayer

Saying "time is a wasting," to pass healthcare reform, senior White House Advisor David Axelrod dismissed efforts to reach consensus on ...
Jul 8, 2009

Palin Resignation Is Wasillogical

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shocked the nation Friday when she announced, abruptly, that she would vacate the Governor's Mansion on July ...
Jun 2, 2009

Marriage By Any Other Name

Following last week's decision on Proposition 8 by the California Supreme Court, proponents of marriage equality in the state rushed to ...
May 26, 2009

A Gay Marriage Coaltion That Can Win

The California Supreme Court has spoken, ruling that voters had the right to amend the state's constitution and eliminate the fundamental ...