by Brian Harmon
The recall election is currently a race between current Gov. Gavin Newsom and conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, who is endorsed by the LW Republican Club. The final date to vote is Tuesday, Sept. 14. The outcome of the election will be determined by who gets the most votes.
Elder was an honors student who took advanced courses at Fairfax High School and graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1974 from Brown University, an Ivy League school. He then earned a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School in 1977.
••• The Republican Club will present book reviews related to public policy, primarily those written from a conservative perspective.
The first book the club will look at is “Plus: A Self-Help Book for Those who Hate Self-Help” by Greg Gutfeld.
The author claims that he grew tired of talking about problems and decided to try to solve one, even though he claims to hate self-help books.
Gutfeld, a New York Times best-selling author and commentator for Fox News, observes that social media makes people less happy by causing them to compare our lives to the amazing adventures and achievements that others post about.
“We can never compete with the image that others present of themselves,” according to Gutfeld.
He concludes that people can make themselves and the world better by deciding to respond to bad behavior with forgiveness; criticize goofy politicians with humor, rather than anger; not criticize others until they know the whole story; steal the good things from other people, like great advice and wisdom; and be around people nicer than themselves.
••• The GOP Club booth outside Building 6 will be open Monday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will then be open every day from Friday, Sept. 10, through election day, Tuesday, Sept.14. Visitors can drop off their ballots at the booth.