launched in August 2003 and is operated by The Publius Group.
For the history buffs among us, Publius was the pseudonym
used by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay when
they wrote the Federalist Papers.
Our editor, Penelope Scott,
works around the clock to make PoliticsCA.com a great resource
for all observers of the California political scene. But she's
also using it as a means to inject some fresh views into the
political arena. With all due respect to California's print
and electronic journalists, there is an awful lot of interesting
inside political news that does not make it in print or on
In fact, that's why PoliticsCA.com began. Like so many great
ideas of the last 20 years, it was hatched in the center of
a California megalopolis, over a dimly lit bar. During a chance
meeting, a shared lament spawned this thought: Hey, wouldn't
it be great if we could ditch the bull, and share what we
really know is going on out there? Especially the stuff that
is so often left out of the coverage we read, listen to and
watch every day?
Yeah, we thought. It WOULD be great.
Of course, money is the mother's milk of politics, but good
information is its life blood. It's what political junkies
So we're here to give you your fix.
We readily admit that some of us here at PoliticsCA.com are
not completely unbiased. Like you, we have favorites and,
like you, there are some California pols who we are not at
all enamored with. You will probably be able to figure that
out on your own.
Finally (and most importantly), you can impact how good this
site becomes. Send us information about campaigns, elections
and politics and we’ll respect your confidentiality
in the same way our sister Publius sites in New Hampshire,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont have become
Give us ideas about what you’d like to see us include
on our site. Provide us with links, cartoons, news reports,
or anything you believe your fellow political junkies would
enjoy taking a look at. Link your website to ours, and ours
to yours. And give us feedback, even if you don’t agree
with what we say.
You can contact us any time, day or night. Just dash off an
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