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California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

Stop the Hate! Join the Fight for Equality!

Here’s a message I got from the Democratic Party of OC: Right now, a group of well funded “Rovian” strategists are attempting to put a discriminatory marriage initiative on the ballot in November. This coalition of conservative groups hired 200 paid signature gatherers to spread out around California and have begun gathering signatures at shopping…

What Do YOU Think About Recent School Budget Cuts?

No matter where you go in OC, local schools and school districts are feeling the pain of hard times. In Capistrano Unified, Coastal South County schools are preparing for $27 million in painful budget cuts. Santa Ana Unified is preparing to possibly lay off some 573 teachers in the 2008-09 school year. In Saddleback Valley…

“A Politically Motivated Recall”

OK, it’s not Orange County now except for the Flash Report connection, burt at least TheLiberalOC.com is in no danger of becoming “The Apple Juice,” with all those New York stories on Art’s blog. But Jon Fleischman reports that the Governor has come out against the possible recall of State Senator Jeff Denham. Jon writes…

Rep. Tom Lantos of California dies at 80

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rep. Tom Lantos, the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, died Monday due to complications from cancer, his office said. Lantos was 80. Rep. Tom Lantos represented his Northern California district for 14 terms.  He died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, surrounded by his wife,…

Sunday Read: How About a Budget That Works for Everyone?

If the Governor demands our children, the disabled, and the poor to make sacrifices, then he ought to make the same demand on those who profit from loopholes in the tax system. We cannot continue to balance the budget on the backs of our poorest and most fragile people. It is wrong; it is reprehensible.…