Tag Archive for California

Editing Textbooks with a Conservative Bias

In case you missed this story over the weekend, the Texas Legislature has approved sweeping new changes to the content of textbooks used by schoolchildren there. And since Texas is the second largest market for textbooks in the nation and California likely won’t be ordering new editions of textbooks until 2014, these edits — which…

Students Support Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition Bill

In this video two Orange County student activists Ethan Matsuda and Jackie Rodarte advocate for the passage of AB 656, Alberto Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition bill. AB 656 will help reverse the skyrocketing fees and tuition at our UC, CSU and community college campuses. While California is struggling with record deficits and education funding is being gutted, big oil is enjoying historic profits. But California is the only major oil producing state in the country that doesn’t charge big oil their fair share.

Health Insurance Reform: What’s At Stake

On Wednesday the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute released a study, “The Cost of Failure to Enact Health Reform: Implications for States,” underscoring the urgent need for reform and why inaction is not an option for Americans.   Data for each state are in the study. Without health insurance reform, within 10 years,…

With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people that…