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John R Wood

A writer and musician from the Los Angeles area, John Randolph Wood, Jr. is a former Republican nominee for congress in the 43rd district of California, and is currently the 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. He is also the grandson of the late record industry pioneer Randy Wood, known for founding Dot Records in the 1950′s and the nationally broadcast radio show and mail order record store “The Randy’s Record Shop” before that. John lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two sons.
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Being Black on Independence Day

It’s not a day to celebrate the freedom and independence of America. It’s an excuse to barbeque, and blow stuff up.
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‘Game of Thrones’ and the quest for political power

In a land constantly at war, in a society where the law is no more than the competing wills of lords and kings, death is an eager visitor to the weak and strong alike.

Transgendering America: Confusing equality with privilege

The transgender fight is about privilege of the few over the rights of the many. It is not a civil rights fight. It is political pandering at its best.
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Why the Trump vs. Sanders Debate Should Happen

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump for all of their strident differences have already begun to forge a bipartisan consensus between the colliding anti-establishment movements which they represent.

Obama’s Syrian freeze: Polarizing Americans on refugees

Under the Presidential nose, with a substantial number of house Democrats voting with a united Republican majority, the refugees are now a bipartisan issue
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How Donald Trump wins the White House

But you don’t build a multi-billion dollar business empire in real estate, entertainment, and retail without understanding precisely what it is that makes people want to buy.
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Rand Paul’s identity crisis — to be or not to be Republican

Much of Rand Paul’s campaign to date has been petulant and irritable, despite having a strong message, instead of strength he delivers anxiety.
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Why Donald Trump is good for America’s politics

In his presidential bid, Donald Trump has dominated the media. He might be just what we need to counter Hillary Clinton's dominance of liberal coverage
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Unify LA: Changing hearts, changing communities

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2015 — There’s a movement bubbling up in Los Angeles County that’s gone little noticed by the media. “Unify LA”...

Why Rand Paul is Captain America

Increasingly and in many different respects that the punishment comes before the crime, and that this effect of the zealousness of criminal prevention is enabled by the increasing vastness of our domestic intelligence gathering efforts.

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Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is a magnificent 5 star Relais & Chateaux luxury restaurant, hotel, and spa under the direction of two Michelin star Chef Patrick Bertron.