California’s Most Boring Election Ever

Posted May 29, 2012 by Randy Shaw

On June 5, millions of California registered voters will not go to the polls. Instead, they will decide that they have better things to do than vote on two less than critical state ballot measures, uncontested, incumbent-driven candidate elections, and
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Sacramento Dem Dysfunction In One Easy Graph

Posted May 29, 2012 by Marta Evry

Back in February, I reported how the Democratic leadership in Sacramento apparently just wasn’t all that into winning a 2/3rds majority this year. Turns out four months later, not much has changed. To review, thanks to redistricting and a new
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School Food Regulation Won’t Take the Cake

Posted May 29, 2012 by Dana Woldow

Even as the school year ends, the battle to improve school food continues to be fought on several fronts. Various legislation aimed at pizza, bake sales, and school snacks, plus an HBO documentary on obesity, are the highlights of this
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Thoughts on Sharp Park; Curt Schilling …

Thoughts on Sharp Park; Curt Schilling …

Posted May 29, 2012 by

To the Editor: Sharp Park Golf Course not only kills endangered species, it loses money every year. Yet Mayor Lee continues to throw good money after bad subsidizing this suburban golf course, even as his administration makes drastic cuts to
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After Chicago, After Afghanistan: The Complexities Ahead

Posted May 25, 2012 by Tom Hayden

The vast outpouring of protest in Chicago last week was a promising sign of health for progressive social movements, but still left big uncertainties about the future. First and foremost, the US-NATO war in Afghanistan is ending. Too slowly for
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The 2012 World Chess Championship

Posted May 25, 2012 by E. "Doc" Smith

The 2012 World Chess Championship is still tied with 2 games remaining in this best of 12 match between the current champion, Viswanathan Anand of India and the challenger, Boris Gelfand of Israel. Similar to the game 5, Anand started
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