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California Recall Election

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Does the California election prove that Republicans can now win the Hispanic vote? That's what some pundits are claiming because of the comparatively low support won by professional Hispanic candidate Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (54 percent) and the supposedly high support captured by winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (30 percent). As usual, of course, the pundits are... Read More
If recent polls on the California gubernatorial race are at all accurate, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante will not win the election, but he will certainly come closer than most other candidates. That's because Mr. Bustamante enjoys an advantage most other candidates, including the (still) likely winner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, don't—namely racial solidarity. Because Mr. Bustamante is... Read More
Hooray, Hooray! Federal judges, in their wisdom, mercy and benevolence, have now ruled that the people of California may indeedhold the election and recall that they decided to hold several months ago. It's just like democracy, isn't it, where the people themselves rather than unelected magistrates get to determine such matters? Nevertheless, after the staged... Read More
Well, so much for what passes for "democracy" in the merry old New World Order. With a flick of their Bics, three federal judges succeeded in smothering("postponing," in the euphemism favored by the press) the most recent breath of grassroots political wind that was blowing the recall movement in California and the campaigns of 135... Read More
With California's Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante now leading in the polls to be the state's next governor, the silence about his anti-white past is thunderous. Neither the mainstream press nor his comrades in the Democratic Party nor even most of his rivals in the election have mentioned it. As for the professional witch hunters of... Read More
The 900-pound gorilla standing in the middle of the California governor's race that no one dares mention is not Arnold Schwarzenegger but the issue of immigration. Actually, quite a few do mention it, but so far not one of the major candidates has done so. The only people who talk about it are the candidates... Read More
Not the least of the evils of the improbable emergence of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a political candidate is that, after years of having to endure journalists' over-worked sport with Ronald Reagan's"Where's the rest of me" and Charlton Heston's roles as Moses and Ben Hur, we now must put up with an endless series of not-very-clever... Read More
Sam Francis
About Sam Francis

Dr. Samuel T. Francis (1947-2005) was a leading paleoconservative columnist and intellectual theorist, serving as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan and as an editorial writer, columnist, and editor at The Washington Times. He received the Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in both 1989 and 1990, while being a finalist for the National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for Editorial Writing of the Scripps Howard Foundation those same years. His undergraduate education was at Johns Hopkins and he later earned his Ph.D. in modern history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His books include The Soviet Strategy of Terror(1981, rev.1985), Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham (1984); Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism (1993); Revolution from the Middle: Essays and Articles from Chronicles, 1989–1996 (1997); and Thinkers of Our Time: James Burnham (1999). His published articles or reviews appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London), The New American, The Occidental Quarterly, and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, of which he was political editor and for which he wrote a monthly column, “Principalities and Powers.”