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Welfare, housing: Clinton pragmatism still ignored by CA’s dim paleo Dems

In the late 1980s, after three straight Republican presidential wins in which GOP candidates won 133 of 150 states, the Democratic Leadership Council seized prominence in Democratic policy circles with its centrist reform agenda. Founded in 1985 by strategist Al

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Maryland’s poor hammered by energy price spike — CA’s next

A point that can never be made enough about the policies of California Democrats is how much they actually hurt poor people. Their top priority is pleasing the richest part of their base — unions, trial lawyers and the urban

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Background on ALRB Chair Shiroma

This is part 2 of a series on the ALRB. Part 1 is here. Genevieve Shiroma, chair of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, which oversees the relationship between farms and farm workers, grew up the daughter of a farm worker in

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Fracking: Can we trade CA Dems for PA Dems?

The New York Times and the Huffington Post have reported that the Obama administration supports fracking and doesn’t buy the alarmism of the enviromental lobby on this. Now another prominent  publication, the National Journal, points out a fact that the

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Fissures ripping apart CA Dem ranks

Monopoly parties appear monolithic. They seem to control everything. But underneath, they’re split by fissures. Such is the Democratic Party in California. It controls every statewide office. It enjoys supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature. Last November, it passed

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In LAUSD, who teaches struggling kids? Interns. Thanks, CTA. 3

April 22, 2013 By Chris Reed Los Angeles Unified is an ongoing, never-ending monument to the core premise of California education: Let’s make life easy for veteran adult employees. Its United Teachers Los Angeles-dominated school board has for years enforced

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California GOP Never Learns 4

John Seiler: California desperately needs a competitive second party to challenge the mega-majority Democrats. Too bad the main alternative is the Republicans. The GOP’s inbred attitude was shown yesterday when state Senate Republicans — the handful of them — elected

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