San Francisco Chronicle columnist Token Conservative blogger dsaunders@sfchronicle.com

The federal government’s H-1B racket

sfgate.com — the taxpaying me believes that if the federal government limits immigration yet creates a special visa program for highly skilled foreign workers with the assurance that the program will not cut into the wages or jobs of American workers, then Washington ought to keep its promise.

Will the kiddie vote rock San Francisco?

sfgate.com — Supervisor John Avalos' proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in some city elections shows how desperate the left wing of the city's left wing is to retain their ebbing power in City Hall. Clearly Avalos and ally Supervisor Eric Mar fear they need to register minors to win elections.

Who’s 'near tears’ now? Not Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu

sfgate.com — Back when political polls were reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was likely to lose power in Tuesday's election, I figured that Bibi must have overplayed his hand when he spoke before Congress at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner and against the wishes of President Obama.

What will it take to pass medical marijuana bill in D.C.?

blog.sfgate.com — It will not be easy to pass the medical marijuana bill -- the CARERS (Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States) -- sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; and Rand Paul, R-Ky. That's the topic of my Tuesday column. While the country may be mo

Federal-state medical marijuana bill gets lost in smoke

timesunion.com — it would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug, granting recognition that marijuana has legitimate medical uses, a sop to the left. [...] it would direct the federal government to stop prosecuting dispensers in states that have legalized marijuana for medical use - a states' rights emphasis that should draw GOP votes.

Even obnoxious speech should be protected

mysanantonio.com — Boren wrote to the two frat boys that he was expelling them because of their leadership role in leading a racist and exclusionary chant which has created a hostile educational environment for others. "Hostile environment," supporters point out, refers to federal higher education guidelines that mandate equal access to higher education.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein linchpin in changes to U.S. marijuana laws

sfgate.com — Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; and Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced their Carers (Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States) Act, which should draw support from the right and left. [...] it would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug, granting recognition that marijuana has legitimate medical uses, a sop to the left.

I pledge allegiance to the First Amendment

sfgate.com — Boren wrote to the two frat boys that he was expelling them because of their leadership role in leading a racist and exclusionary chant which has created a hostile educational environment for others. "Hostile environment," supporters point out, refers to federal higher education guidelines that mandate equal access to higher education.

Who called Carly Fiorina a “deadbeat”?

blog.sfgate.com — The New York Times ran an interesting story today on Carly Fiorina's efforts to frame herself as a distaff GOP alternative to Hillary Clinton. I was particularly interested in this paragraph: She also left behind nearly $500,000 in campaign debt and several unhappy political consultants.

Does anyone believe Hillary Clinton?

sfgate.com — First lady Hillary Clinton charged that a "vast right-wing conspiracy" was behind stories that her husband had an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Judge Susan Webber Wright eventually would fine Clinton for giving "intentionally false" testimony during depositions with attorneys representing plaintiff Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment lawsuit nonetheless tanked.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: Join me, @HooverWhalen & @debrajsaunders to talk CA/US politics - Commonwealth @cwclub Political Roundtable, 4/1 6:30 http:…

Mar 29, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: In the @nypost today: "@Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama's policies" nyp.st/1xnLUML via @nypost

Mar 29, 2015

RT @forcedexit: Earth Hour message not subtle: Technology enemy of earth, must be severely curtailed in order to “save the planet”​ bit.ly/1I7zHvT

Mar 28, 2015

Jennifer Siebel Newsom a leader of new generation of feminists - A success story by @cmarinucci sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Mar 28, 2015

Could this be why former Sheriff Mike Hennessey put condom dispensers in #SF jails? @VivianHo sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

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