San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong has decided against switching to all-mail balloting for the 2020 election. Tribune columnist Tom Fulks says that will result in smaller turnout, benefiting Republicans.
San Luis Obispo County voters flipped from red to blue in the general election. Latest election results show they favored Gavin Newsom over John Cox for governor and Salud Carbjal over Republican Justin Fareed for Congress.
Trump wants the November election to be a referendum on him. It’s not, writes San Luis Obispo columnist Tom Fulks. It’s about the Republican Congress, which has abdicated much of its constitutional and moral duty.
Since 2013, more than 1,000 polling places have been closed in nine Republican-dominated states. If you don’t think voting is important, try telling that to the disenfranchised, says columnist Tom Fulks.
T. Keith Gurnee is running for mayor in the progressive city of San Luis Obispo. Critics say the former Republican is a “shape-shifter” who joined the Democratic Party to enhance his chance of election.
The rich and/or powerful were out in full force at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, says San Luis Obispo Tribune columnist Tom Fulks. But he didn’t see a single Republican in the bunch.
California’s infrastructure was a model prior to passage of Prop 13 in 1978. Now Proposition 6 threatens to deprive the state of revenue it needs to repair our crumbling highway system, writes Tom Fulks.
Bullies like Donald Trump are actually trying to overpower ideas that don’t comport with a worldview – the way they wish it to be – by using verbal violence to try asserting power, says columnist Tom Fulks.
SLO Tribune columnist Tom Fulks is used to warm receptions and lots of questions about California when he travels overseas. He says the attitude toward Americans has changed in the Trump era — and that hurts.
Singapore may seem idyllic, but it’s an authoritarian state. Under Trump, the United States could head that direction. Look at intolerance for criticism of the government, Tribune columnist Tom Fulks writes.
The SLO Tribune’s liberal columnist, Tom Fulks, returns from sabbatical and shares his observations on California's June 2018 primary election. One takeaway: It is possible to challenge the conservative majority.