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CalExit 3? Secession Activists Call For Constitutional Convention

California secessionists are at it again. For the third time, a “Calexit” ballot initiative was filed Thursday with the Secretary of State, in yet another attempt to push the most populous state to secede from the United States.

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Nigel Farage, ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ Join #CalExit

There is a new “#CalExit” movement afoot, and it just received a $1 million cash infusion and two potentially explosive partners as the “Bad Boys of ‘Brexit’” — Nigel Farage and Aaron Banks.

Jerry Brown State of the State 2017 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Wishes He Ran for President in 2016

Is California Governor Jerry Brown preparing to run for President against Donald Trump in 2020? Today, as I listened live to his State of the State address, I couldn’t help but thinking that Brown sure sounds like he wishes he ran in 2016.

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Fake News: Left, Media Predict Violence — and Blame Trump

There they go again: California Democrat operatives and activists are ginning up more “fake news” about violence they hope to blame on the election of Donald J. Trump — and journalists are taking the bait.

A supporter holds a sign as US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks at an election rally in Irvine, California on May 22, 2016. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Revolution: Bernie Fans Try to Take Over CA Democratic Party

Progressive disciples of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in California, many of whom backed the Vermont senator when he ran for president last year, are seeking to take over the Democratic institutions they once railed against in last year’s elections.

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Trump’s Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit

#CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump. In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede.

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California to Declare ‘Legal War’ Against Trump Administration

California State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Paramount) kicked off Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for newly-appointed state Attorney General Xavier Becerra by predicting a “legal war” between California and the Trump administration.


Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017

I’m not in the habit of complaining at the outset of a column, but I’ve taken on a nearly impossible task — figuring out which, of the hundreds of new California laws about to go into effect, are the stupidest.

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CalPERS Reality Will End Left’s #CalExit Fantasy

As the #CalExit movement continues to draw favorable press — mostly in liberal publications bitter over Trump’s victory — its downfall just might be found in the fiscal realities facing CalPERS, the agency responsible for managing pensions and benefits for over 2 million California state employees.

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History Suggests Left’s #CalExit Secession Movement is Doomed

The “CalExit” leftists who want California to secede from the Union now that President-elect Donald J. Trump is preparing to take office have a tough history to face: no effort to divide California, or to secede from the United States, has ever succeeded.