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The 52nd Congressional District of California, where I grew up,
encompasses the eastern suburbs of San Diego as well as a vast
hinterland of granite-bouldered mountains and almost impenetrable

Bush's home is a damn peculiar place.

The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold himself to his fans as a raging
Republican Terminator.

California's opportunist attorney general looks past the allegations against Schwarzenegger.

Gray Davis, good riddance! Into the political coffin with you and off
you go to the crypt.

"Change is the order of the day," Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown declared
after California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis and replaced him
with film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown is right.

Blogs

A review of state records show that corporate lobbyists are throwing big parties for North Carolina’s Big Business–friendly politicians.

July 8, 2013

Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013

Why Texas Democrats should take this one seriously.

June 30, 2013

Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.

June 17, 2013

Health insurance companies have already raised millions to defeat a measure in 2014 to block unjustified rate hikes. 

June 17, 2013

‘Scheduling two special elections is a form of voter suppression,’ warns state senator who seeks to schedule Senate vote for same day as Christie’s re-election run.

June 8, 2013

The New Jersey governor games the election schedule, plans to appoint an unelected ‘interim’ senator and claims he’s all about ‘allowing the citizens of this state to have their say.’

June 5, 2013

It’s time to start listening to the civil engineers and unions that have, for years, decried the neglect that puts safety and the economy at risk.

May 28, 2013

Republicans are obfuscating the debate by offering a false choice between gender equality and the public financing of elections, when really the two issues are deeply linked.

May 23, 2013