In March of 2001 I started producing an e-mail newsletter, The FlashReport, that went out several times a week, which combined daily clippings with my own analysis and commentary on California politics. In October of 2005 I flipped the newsletter into this website, where, along with my Editors John Hrabe and Anton Hartmann (and Nick Romero back in the day), have still been producing daily links to online political stories as well as a lot of great original content not only from yours truly but from hundreds of contributors. The last month I did something I had not done for over a dozen years — I took a month off. I had a family vacation planned before Thanksgiving, and decided that I would truly “unplug” and spend quality time with my wife and kids. It was a much needed break — and it was nice to simply consume political stories rather than create them!
I’m back in the… Read More