Mike Gatto: In a Hole, Should Stop Digging

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*+-Ron Kaye: The latest twist in Gatto’s appeal of the outcome, in which a rival slate of grassroots Democrats outpolled his group, has shown the lengths some elected officials will go to seek advantage and save face, while actually putting their own credibility and reputation with voters in danger.

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

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*+-Wendy Block: It’s heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won’t act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will. The MOVI coalition and Common Cause are sponsoring Prop C on the Los Angeles ballot next month, to let voters tell electeds to fight Citizens United. They need you.

Veterans: The War After The War

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*+-Dick Price: Veterans who gathered last week in San Diego were eager to find out what California’s political leaders might do about the alarming rates of homelessness, unemployment, suicide, and disability among the state’s veterans.

From Blue to Green: Power to the Cities!

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*+-After the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, with its codification of imprisonment without charge or trial, I could no longer register voters for the Democratic Party – even with the hope of involving new registrants in the California Democratic Party’s popular Progressive Caucus.  If I could not ask someone to join the Democratic […]

“Occupy” Occupies California’s Democratic Party

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*+-Dick Price: If a meeting this past weekend between representatives from a half dozen Occupy encampments in California and perhaps 200 members of the California Progressive Caucus is any guide, the Occupy Movement has already tapped into older generations of progressive activists who are eager to support, leverage, and amplify the Occupyers’ ground-breaking work.

Another Victory for Campaign Consultants!

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*+-Steve Ybarra: New citizens and Latinos may have to again face the Orange County fascists with their voter intimidation methods because of a lack of spine in the Governor’s office. In addition, we lost $200 million of real money.

Vet Caucus Leader Calls for End to Afghan War

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*+-Rick Reyes: The report Saturday that the crash of a Chinook helicopter killed 30 U.S. troops in Afghanistan is just one more sad reason we need to end operations sooner rather than later in that theatre of war. I’ve been there and we need to get our brothers and sisters home now.