Opposition Grows to AT&T’s Attack on LifeLine Program

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*+-Randy Shaw: AT&T’s proposed hijacking of the LifeLine program is particularly surprising in light of Democratic Party control of the California Legislature and the Governor Brown-appointed California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC’s) strong opposition to AB 1407.

Probing the Depths of Poll Work

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*+-Cathy Cockrell: In California, one day we had voting machines and certain kinds of primaries, the next day — because of law changes and the secretary of state’s decertification of the machines — we didn’t.

Even I Knew Romney Was Lying

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*+-Charley James: “Romney Was Lying”, said Ginger a woman who considers herself a low information voter who pays no attention to politics until there’s an election.

Texas Voter ID Law

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In the absence of a problem, the proposed voter ID law ends up doing more harm than good and ironically creating the real problem of voter suppression.

Uncle Sam Making Wrong Choices

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*+-Norman Solomon: Only government has the capacity to provide economic remedies for social distress of this magnitude. But government is failing.

Racism and the Norweigian Madman

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*+-Jessie Daniels: Racism seems to be implicated in this story in two, very telling, ways: Breivik’s views and the initial news reports about the terror strikes.

Texas: Undercutting Latino Vote

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*+-Andrea Nill: The creation of only one new Latino district in a state where Latinos are driving population growth and will soon be the majority amounts to anything short of Republican gerrymandering.

Voting. . .It’s Important

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*+-Eric Bauman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party sent this video to remind us all that Election Day is around the corner and California has a clear choice to make. Says Bauman, “While Meg Whitman,  Carly Fiorina and their Republican cronies hope to protect right-wing conservative special interests and their “friends” on Wall Street, Democrats are […]

Judging the Judges – Nov 2010

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*+-Here we go again. I just received my “Official Sample Ballot” in the mail. I open it and scan each page. I see the list of candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, controller, treasurer, and so on. I know, without any doubt who I will be casting my vote for in all of the races except one. Which one?. . . You guessed it. THE JUDGES!!!!