The billionaire backers of Proposition 32 are an eclectic bunch--from bow-tied Tory parodies like Charles Munger Jr., to Bible-thumping fire-breathers like Larry T. Smith, to old-fashioned oil tycoons like the Koch brothers. Over the years members of this crew have combined to push a number of conservative pet projects through the halls of Sacramento's Capitol--on every issue from stripping gay rights to dismantling environmental protections. But if there’s a … read more.
(The following message from Edward James Olmos is republished from the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, with permission. The concert mentioned took place Oct. … read more.
Today's body politic has no shortage of rhetorical bile, but no campaign attack ad comes close to matching 1988’s race-baiting Willie Horton commercial for … read more.
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The Koch brothers entered California’s political fray September 14, a Friday, with a $4 million donation to a new pro-Proposition 32 political entity called … read more.
This Thursday the L.A. Library Foundation's ALOUD program hosts a panel discussion about the possibility of thawing America's internal cold war in political discourse. … read more.
Remember the Healthy Forests Act? Or the Clear Skies initiative? How about the Voter Protection Act? Conservative activists and legislators have floated these and … read more.
Today Frying Pan News launches a series of investigations into Proposition 32, a measure on the November ballot that, if passed, would drastically alter the … read more.
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Allowing a governor to make additional cuts to a final state budget is a fairly new development in California and governors have taken to it … read more.