Perseverance

Corporate vote

*+-Timothy V. Gatto: The pharmaceutical industry and the health insurance companies along with their Congressional minions stopped any real hope of true health reform. The current package is a windfall for health insurers, giving the 50,000,000 new clients who must take health insurance or pay a fine. That doesn’t sound very progressive to me.

Ballot Recommendations – Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles

*+-Here are the ballot recommendations from the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles for 2008 Click here for the June 3, 2014 ballot recommendations from the LA Progressive YES — PROP 1A — “Safe, Reliable High Speed Passenger Train Bond” BOND State bond issue to build high-speed train linking Southern California, Sacramento , San Joaquin, and […]

Why Barack Took the Money (and I’m Glad He Did)

Swiftboat

*+-Much ado (about nothing) has been made about Barack Obama becoming the first Presidential candidate to reject public financing of Presidential elections (and the $84.1 million spending limit that comes with it) since it started in 1976. Mainly that Obama reversed himself on his position as a supporter of campaign spending limits and a previously […]

Why Am I in This Hand Basket?

Jim Hightower

*+-Texas best-selling author and radio commentator Jim Hightower swung through Southern California this past week to ruffle a few feathers—“kick a little ass,” is what he actually said—and spread a little sunlight as the long night of the “theocratic, plutocratic, kleptocratic” Bush Administration comes to an end. Speaking to a mostly white-haired audience at Pasadena’s […]