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Chris Prevatt

Entries by Chris Prevatt

What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

(3) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 4:32 PM

My good friend Amin David, President of the Latino community organization Los Amigos of Orange County wrote this commentary that I posted on the blog It addresses the matter of the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law from the heart of conservative Orange County, California asking --

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Race to the Top -- Buyers Beware

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 2:57 PM

Every American leader, from Barack Obama to Arnold Schwarzenegger, would agree that if there's one lifelong lesson to be learned from the implosion of the housing market, it is that before you sign on the dotted line, you'd better know what you're getting yourself into. You'd better ask clarifying questions....

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Health Care Reform: The Real Price is in "Brother can you Spare a Dime"

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 11:22 AM

It has become readily apparent that efforts to achieve health care reform in the Senate have become a disaster and effectively dead. This seems to be clear to everyone, with the exception of several senators, including Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

At any chance, GOP senators have obstructed the progress...

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Major Setback to Campaign to Restore California Marriage Equality in 2010

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 12:03 PM

The effort to take the marriage equality battle back to the California ballot in 2010 experienced a major setback Monday when the Courage Campaign announced it was calling for more research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot to restore marriage for...

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Sixth Grader Tells Obama Afghanistan Drains Education Resources

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2009 | 2:28 PM

The following video was sent to me by Mike Matsuda, Trustee of the North Orange County Community College District in California. His son Ethan Matsuda is a pretty smart kid and Mike and his wife Susie...

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Despair: Marriage Equality Fails (again)

(8) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 10:00 AM


With the passage of time, some things may change. Political attitudes may evolve and public support may appear on the rise; but in the end most things remain the same. Today, the election results from Maine's Question #1 to...

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Citizen Journalism is Simply Not Enough

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2009 | 6:14 PM

Despite our best efforts, bloggers just don’t have enough resources to meet the need for full time investigative reporting.

The explosion of internet journalism has launched hundreds of thousands of blogs covering everything from recipes to political opinion. In many cases, politics has inspired the merger of political opinion and...

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Olympic Bid a No-Win Situation for Obama

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 11:29 AM

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Copenhagen to support the bid of their home town Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Their efforts mirrored those of the President of Brazil to support the winning bid of Rio de Janeiro. In the end, Chicago’s...

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With Time, Equality Will Blossom Even in Orange County

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2009 | 9:14 AM

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state Senator and anti-gay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for...

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Schwarzenegger Sets Trap for Obama's "Race to the Top" Education Initiative

(2) Comments | Posted August 31, 2009 | 2:56 PM

In the 1985 action film, Commando, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays John Matrix, a commando who uses a little humor when taking revenge on the bad guys, "Remember when I said I'd kill you last... I lied!" Though this is a forgettable little line, President Obama should pay attention to it because...

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