Novato Republican Women, Fed.
Postgate: Impeachment and Partisan Advocacy Journalism
John O'Connor, Esq.
O'Connor & Associates and Author
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$35 non-members | $30 members
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato
John O’Connor is an accomplished trial lawyer in San Francisco and the person who ultimately convinced Watergate’s “Deep Throat” to reveal his identity. The hit movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House was written and produced by John about this intriguing figure who helped bring down the Nixon Presidency. This past November, 2019 John’s latest book was released, Postgate: How the Washington Post Betrayed Deep Throat, Covered Up Watergate, and Began Today's Partisan Advocacy Journalism. As our country again grappled with the impeachment of the President, this book offers a timely probe of what information is reported and what may be omitted. Fortunately for us, our speaker John D. O’Connor is a gifted speaker who can make the complex not only understandable but enjoyable.
“After Deep Throat’s lawyer, author John O’Connor, discovered that the (Washington) Post had betrayed his client while covering up the truth about Watergate, his indefatigable research resulted in Postgate, a profoundly shocking tale of journalistic deceit.”
John served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. One among many interesting assignments in that time was writing the Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst. His father, John C. O’Connor, was a former FBI agent, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer, Democratic politician and senior partner in an Indianapolis law firm. John and his wife raised their children in Marin and continue to reside here.
There will be a few copies of Postgate available to purchase at the lunch, but you may want to get your copy in advance, read it and bring it for John to personalize. You may also want to watch the movie Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House (2017) as it raises many questions of FBI involvement as well the the role of the press.
Bring friends and family to BJ's Restaurant in Northgate on Wednesday, February 12, and they will donate 20% of your tab to the Air Force JROTC students to help with their activities. You need to take a paper or digital flier. See the flier below. Print it or take a photo and show it to your server. They thank you for your generous hunger!
Take family and friends to eat at BJ's Restaurant in Northgate on Feb. 12. BJ's will donate 20% of your tab to Marin's JROTC students for their activities. Print or snap the flier below.
231 local sales and parcel tax increases and bond issues (which automatically increase property taxes if approved) on the March 3 primary. Hundreds more on November ballot
Sacramento seems to think that all of California needs to look more like San Francisco and less like Lakewood, Foster City or Irvine.
Republican Assembly Bills 1941 and 1942, would allow PG&E to temporarily skirt renewable power mandates until it hardens its grid and gets a handle on vegetation management.
The Novato Republican Women
Immigration: The 2020 Election and Future Elections
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The White House website posts the following statement regarding immigration:
"The United States must adopt an immigration system that serves the national interest. To restore the rule of law and secure our border, President Trump is committed to constructing a border wall and ensuring the swift removal of unlawful entrants. To protect American workers, the President supports ending chain migration, eliminating the Visa Lottery, and moving the country to a merit-based entry system. These reforms will advance the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping new citizens assimilate and flourish."
How important will the Immigration issue be in our 2020 election? What changes have been realized since the Trump Administration boldly began, back when you couldn’t even talk about the issue? One impact of immigration will be evident when the census numbers spur redistricting of U.S. House seats. This in turn will impact the Electoral College.
To bring us up-to-date on trends, policy changes and proposals, Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. will share his unique insight and knowledge. Mr. Krikorian is sought by The President, Congress, and news sources for his expertise gained during his brilliant career at the Center for Immigration Studies. The Center is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. Mr. Krikorian holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and spent two years at Yerevan State University in then-Soviet Armenia.
Follow Mr. Krikorian’s writings and opinions at: The Center for Immigration Study’s website, https://cis.org and on Twitter: @MarkSKrikorian. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times. He is a contributor at National Review Online and has authored the books: The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal and How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration and co-authored Open Immigration: Yea & Nay with Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute.
Novato Republican Women, Fed.
American Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
Political Commentator and Columnist
Larry Greenfield is a fellow of the Claremont Institute and the American Freedom Alliance. He writes and speaks on U.S. politics and American foreign policy.
Long active in the GOP, Larry has served on the Executive Committee of the CRP, as founding director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, and as the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition in California.
Larry hails from Southern California and earned his BA in political science from UC Berkeley, graduating in 3 years as Class Speaker. He picked up his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he wrote an arrest warrant for PLO chieftain Yasir Arafat.
Mr. Greenfield enlisted in the Armed Forces of the United States in Naval Intelligence Reserves, and was publisher of the Journal of International Security Affairs. His articles have appeared at American Greatness, American Thinker, PJ Media, Investors Business Daily, ITA.org, Israel Hayom, The Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Journal. A frequent traveler to the Middle East, Mr. Greenfield has focused on the strategic and political responses in the West to the rise of Radical Islam, including energy diversification, independence and security, and missile defense.
He is a well-regarded wealth advisor based here in California, and continues to advise elected officials on our national security strategy.
Please join us for our year’s kick-off luncheon to hear him speak.