California

California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

It’s Not All About the Swing-States

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If you watch the cable news channels you may have gotten the impression that the only place where voters matter is in the swing-states. At times it seems the two presidential candidates are running for President of Virginwiscoflohiowa. While that election is getting all the attention, there are some important votes in California that could swing the balance of political power away from middle-class Californians for years to come.

Vote NO on Prop 32: Not What It Looks Like

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On the ballot this season is Proposition 32, an initiative which claims to bring an end to special interests spending in California elections. Sounds like a good idea, if that were what it actually did. Proposition 32 is a reboot of two previous attempts by Orange County based anti-union activists to stop the ability of unions to participate in California politics.

Romney likes to fire people, and Big Bird too!

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A firestorm of outrage erupted when Governor Mitt Romney told Americans in the first presidential debate that he would “fire Big Bird” if elected President. Folks may remember back during the Republican presidential nomination process when Romney told voters that he “likes firing people.”

Brown Signs Same Day Voter Registration Bill

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“Voting—the sacred right of every citizen—should be simple and convenient,” said Governor Brown. “While other states try to restrict voters with new laws that burden the process, California allows voters to register online—and even on Election Day.”