Author: Robert M. Nelson

Could Al Franken be the next Democratic candidate for president?

Make no mistake about it; Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is a very funny man. His new book is true to tradition. In 2009, after a decade of experience on “Saturday Night Live,” he crossed over to join the United States Senate. Since all things are relative, Franken quite justifiably declares himself a “lion.” Compared to the likes of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, no lo contendre! Franken’s name has come up as a possible Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. He is making the rounds. His recent local appearance with Chelsea Handler at Glendale’s Alex Theatre in...

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Sessions’ War on Drugs will target minorities, especially African Americans

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official. The federal government will now reboot its war on drugs. The official word came down in the form of memos from Sessions ordering federal prosecutors to cease and desist on the soft approach former Attorney General Eric Holder took toward prosecuting petty drug offenders. Now prosecutors must demand the harshest sentence, threaten to pile on sentence enhancements to browbeat drug offenders into copping guilty pleas, and they must itemize the drugs an offender uses to insure they are slapped with minimum mandatory sentences. Sessions isn’t just talking about cracking down on the...

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Democrats hope to take advantage of Trump’s declining popularity

This weekend, the California Democratic Party (CDP), the largest Democratic Party organization in the largest Democratic state, holds its annual convention in Sacramento. Approximately 2,500 delegates will chart their future in the wake of the debacle last fall. The Problem Unfortunately, the proceedings are overshadowed by followers of President Trump and his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton, who continue to trade charges about Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Trump’s people find it unseemly of Comey to request additional funding to continue an investigation of Trump’s political associates and foreign business interests. Mrs. Clinton’s supporters find it unseemly of...

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Tour the Historic Brand Library & Art Center @ Brand Library & Art Center | Glendale | California | United States
Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library! Renowned international tour guide, Joemy Wilson, author of “Coming Up on Your Left:, A Tour Guide’s Guidebook,” will share the fascinating story of the Brand[...]
10:00 am The New California Landscape Wor... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The New California Landscape Wor... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
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Arboretum Horticultural Supervisor Jill Morganelli conducts a workshop on the new California landscape, focusing on accurate irrigation during the summer heat, colorful summer trees and shrubs, summer meadow composition and includes visits to the Rose[...]
11:00 am Sensory Crafts for Kids at Laman... @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Sensory Crafts for Kids at Laman... @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
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Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to an hour of sensory art and craft making from 11 a.m. to noon.
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Guided Tour, Concert at Norton S... @ Norton Simon Museum
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A guided tour visits works representing dialogue in painting and sculpture, from 1 to 2 p.m. A concert features the California String Quartet performing works of the early and late Romantic period, by Schubert and[...]

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