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Prop. 36 takes a swing at three strikes

October 29th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 29, 2012 By Dave Roberts If Proposition 36 passes, about 2,800 inmates who have committed multiple felonies and are serving sentences of 25 years to life could be released from prison or re-sentenced to lesser terms. Those criminals were sentenced under California’s “three strikes and you’re out” law, and committed a third felony that falls under the penal code’s non-ser...

New law dumbs down Calif. math performance

October 22nd, 2012 By admin. Oct. 22, 2012 By Bill Evers and Ze’ev Wurman Gov. Jerry Brown recently sent California several decades back into the 20th century by signing Senate Bill 1200, by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland. This law now mandates a shocking rollback of how much math we expect children in California’s public schools to learn and  -- furthermore -- this law constitutes a setback for good gove...

Brown, Munger end GOP monopoly on circular firing squads

October 13th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 13, 2012 By John Hrabe For the past two decades, California Republicans have perfected one thing, the circular firing squad. No political party, organization or institution has been better at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The Republican monopoly on this self-destructive habit is about to end, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown and civil rights attorney Molly Munger and their ...

Tax hike won’t solve Cal State’s budget problems

October 8th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe Congratulations or condolences? It’s hard to say which is more appropriate for Timothy P. White, the newly appointed Chancellor of the California State University system. White takes over the top job at the country’s largest and perhaps most beleaguered public university system. Over recent years, Cal State has been fraught with controversies involving i...
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