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California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

Who is More Republican?

Here’s a column from Dan Weintraub of the Sacramento Bee that ran in this morning’s Register.  Weintraub is a former Register columnist.  The column itself is exceptional when constrasted with columns posted on the Flash Report over the weekend and one posted by Matt Cunningham on OCBlog.net/Red County last night.  Weintraub’s piece is a bit…

Governor Passes the Buck on Iraq

The Governor’s action means there won’t be a measure on the February ballot to let Californian’s have a say on what we should do in Iraq.  And that’s too bad.  Here’s his letter to the Legislature:    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 924 without my signature. All Californians want…

What Do YOU Think: Should Laguna Hills Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

This morning, I found something interesting in The Register. Apparently on Tuesday, the Laguna Hills City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance banning the distribution of medical marijuana. Specifically, the city is afraid of seeing medical marijuana dispensaries open in town.  Now why would the city be afraid? With the legal uncertainties and concerns…

Republicans, tax breaks, and yachts

  Schwarzenegger kills a $55-million initiative that helps the mentally ill, then signs the budget. Counties and cities can fund it, an aide says. On Friday Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 7-week delayed State budget.  Before he signed it he did live up to his promise to slice $700 million demanded by Republican legislators to eliminate…