04/01/2013 08:40 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2013

Paul Krugman: Here's The Real Problem With California

Modern movement conservatism, which transformed the G.O.P. from the moderate party of Dwight Eisenhower into the radical right-wing organization we see today, was largely born in California. The Golden State, even more than the South, created today's religious conservatism; it elected Ronald Reagan governor; it's where the tax revolt of the 1970s began.

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