Monthly Archives: August 2000

“How the Republicans Lost California”

I’m attaching below an op-ed of mine which appeared a few days ago in the Wall Street Journal, presenting my views on how the Republicans lost California, and therefore their so-called “lock” on the White House.

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How the Republicans Lost California – WSJ

How the Republicans Lost California by Ron Unz The Golden State isn’t too liberal for the GOP. Its leaders simply scared away immigrant voters Wall Street Journal, Monday, August 28, 2000 Just 10 years ago, California was a GOP bastion, regarded as … Continue reading

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Texas vs. America on Bilingual Education

Five days ago, the Great Gray Lady of New York knocked a huge front-page hole in the Berlin Wall of timorous silence long surrounding the education of millions of immigrant schoolchildren in America. And long-suppressed thoughts and words have come … Continue reading

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WSJ: “Please Steal This Issue!”

This past Sunday, the Gray Lady of New York proclaimed the apparent success of California’s Prop. 227 on Page One, Above the Fold, and, as might be expected, the Heavens have certainly shaken. Within just forty-eight hours, at least eight … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of the New York Times on Prop. 227

With the New York Times having now placed its front-page stamp of national approval on the significance of California’s post-Prop. 227 test scores, other publications are beginning to follow this same path. Interestingly enough, first out of the gate was … Continue reading

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Front-Page New York Times on Prop. 227 Test Results

As America’s national newspaper of record, the New York Times carries the important responsibility of evaluating the nature and significance of regional events, and providing that information to policy- makers throughout the country. I am therefore very pleased that today’s … Continue reading

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Huge Rise in Statewide California Immigrant Test Scores

Although obviously overshadowed by the massive news coverage surrounding the Democratic presidential convention in Los Angeles, the statewide release of the second year’s worth of post-Prop. 227 immigrant test scores contained extremely encouraging news. Overall, the test scores of 1.4 … Continue reading

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“California Doesn’t Matter”?

The Weekly Standard, America’s leading conservative newsweekly, recently carried a provocative cover story by Executive Editor Fred Barnes, entitled “California Doesn’t Matter.” The article suggests that California’s political importance has greatly diminished in recent years, and the state no longer … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman and the Melting Pot

The heavy media coverage surrounding Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Vice Presidential selection has mostly focused on his status as America’s first Jewish major party running mate and his Orthodox faith. But his position on assimilationist issues also deserves significant notice. The … Continue reading

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Arizona Vote Set for November

Although Republican Party and its new standard-bearers appear more eager to pursue multiculturalism than assimilationism, the people of Arizona will now have a chance to directly indicate their own views. Prop. 203, an Arizona measure to dismantle that state’s system … Continue reading

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On Hispanics and the GOP

“On Hispanics and the GOP” by Ron K. Unz Chronicles (Letters), August 2000 Samuel Francis (Principalities & Powers, April 2000) is correct in much of his analysis of the weaknesses of Gov. George W. Bush’s political strategy for attracting Hispanic … Continue reading

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