Tuesday night on Gadfly Radio: Martha, John Hrabe, Ben Boychuk, and AntiWar.com’s Angela Keaton

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August 2, 2011 Tonight live at 8PM PT:  Tonight on Gadfly Radio, Ben Boychuk of CA City Journal joins me as we talk with:

Angela Keaton of AntiWar.com Radio about her focused campaign to build a broad based and effective coalition united around the singular issue of Anti-war, or peace (this includes ending our “War on Drugs.”

John Hrabe of CalWatchDog.com joins us to bring us up to date on CA Redistricting–the maps, the partisan politics, the current state, the unintended consequences and blatant disregard for the will of the voters, the negligence and or naivete of the CA GOP and the possibilities moving forward

Ben will talk about a new report on term limits and an argument for eliminating them.   I hope to keep coming back to the recent op-ed by Joel Kotkin, in the hard copy summer issue of City Journal Magazine, called Lost Angeles: The City of Angels goes to Hell.   We talked about it last week.  It offers a lot of perspective on CA political economic policy, politics and polemics.  A version of it is available here on line at the WSJ with an online subscription or for a two week free trial.   Eventually, it will be available online at City Journal

We’ll also discuss the POWERFUL lesson for political activists  on the significant impact a small band of dogged citizen bloggers in a community can have on Big Government by looking at the story of the Friend’s for Fullerton’s Future Blog (FFF.org) coverage of the murder of Kelly Thomas, the cover up by the City of Fullerton’s Police Department, the tacit complicity and indifference of the City Council and the Orange County D.A.    FFF.org blew the lid off of business-as-usual.

It didn’t happen over night.  The crime was committed on July 5th, and it did not get coverage from any large news outlet until July 27th and then it caught fire.  As a result of a few brave, dedicated bloggers, the story is now too big to ignore, dismiss, excuse, or cover up.   What are some of the issues this case underscores and how do they relate to other cities and counties throughout the country? What are some of the lessons to be gotten by activists for limited government?

About Martha Montelongo

Martha Montelongo, Host of Gadfly Radio with Cal Watch Dog on LATalkRadio.com, Tuesday nights at 8 PM PT. Spends her time between Santa Cruz and So California.