Saving Schools: Research Backs Ward-Based Idea

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: The message from the proponents of at-large voting, at all the forums I have attended, is that the School Board has failed, but let’s do nothing. Let’s not change the voting system. And let’s not talk about anything else.

Occupy LA: Time to Get Off the Lawn?

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*+-Stephen Box: It’s time that we stop looking to the tents at City Hall Park and instead look inside City Hall and ask the Mayor and the City Council the tough questions, “Where is the leadership and what is the plan?”

A Look Into Lamar Smith’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

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*+-Andrea Nill: Described as a lawmaker who is “less interested in getting in the spotlight and more interested in driving immigrants out of the country,” Smith will undoubtedly use his leadership position to push through his anti-immigrant agenda.

Taking the Fight to Orange County

Clockwise upper left: Bill Hedrick, Beth Krom, Phy Nguyen, XXXX, Loretta Sanchez

*+-Despite minimal support from the Democratic Party leadership, Orange County has great potential to fare well in the November elections. The Obama 2008 campaign did better in Orange County than any other Democratic presidential candidate in history, raising eyebrows among some party activists.