The Hector & Mike Experience
Hector and Mike are political experts with 50+ years of experience who look at politics, society, and government decisions and give their take on what is missing, lacking, or what is done right. They provide common sense solutions in an uncommon world.
Making Headlines Is Nothing New for Newsom
Gavin Newsom’s latest political move against Walgreens is another in a long line of unabashed stunts to promote his Presidential campaign-in-waiting. It shows the country what a media-chasing opportunistic politician he is, something Californians already know but don’t seem to
No Red Wave, Fetterman Wins, Eating Crow, Not Turkey
As we stuffed our bellies and spent time with our families, California is still processing 335,000 ballots. Mike and I reflected on our election analyses and what we got right and wrong. Before the election, Mike and I wondered if
Stop Begging, and Let’s Start Producing Our Own Energy Independence
It was sad and pathetic to read how Joe Biden traveled to the Middle East and met with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed ben Salman to ask them to increase oil production to lower gas prices in the
House Control As Trump Launches Third Run for President
On November 23, the Associated Press called two more congressional seats (Valadao and Kiley), giving Republicans the necessary seats to take control of the House of Representatives. As of this writing (11/30/22), Republicans had 220 seats and Democrats 213, with
Are you Thriving, Struggling, or Suffering Economically?
Gallup's new survey finds that poor life ratings reach a record high in the United States. "The percentage of Americans who evaluate their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering" on Gallup's Life Evaluation Index was 5.6% in July, the highest
Cost to Raise a Child: $300,000
In an article by the Wall Street Journal, they looked at the Brooking Institute analysis showing that with inflationary costs, a middle-class family will spend approximately $18,000 a year on housing, haircuts, sports, food, clothing, childcare, and other costs. "It determined
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