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"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.

We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?

How can the GOP women endorse misogynist Schwarzenegger?

Click here to read more from Katha Pollitt.

It may not do much good to beg her
To cast her vote for Schwarzenegger:
His flicks, the tales make pollsters rate her
A hater of the Terminator.

While the national media gaze has fixed upon the battle to move a
two-and-a-half-ton Ten Commandments monument out of view in the state's
judiciary building, Alabama is about to have its most i

The giggle factor might propel a Jesse Ventura wannabe into management of the world's sixth-largest economy.

Warren Buffet makes sense in rebuking Prop. 13--but the politicians jump up to save this sacred cow.

Blogs

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

Republicans should be dubious about a presidential prospect who isn’t able to attract new supporters.

November 6, 2014

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014

On a bleak night, advocates of tougher gun laws pretty much ran the table.

November 5, 2014

Yes, the fight for control of the Senate matters. But so do the gubernatorial races.

November 4, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Who decides the minimum wage? In several ballot initiatives next week, the people will.

October 29, 2014

Anti-abortion groups are using fear, misinformation and possibly even illegal meddling at the polls to push a constitutional amendment that would open the door to restrictive legislation.

October 28, 2014