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Entries by Jessica Levinson from 10/2010

What All the November California Ballot Measures Have in Common

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Politics

Disparate as the California ballot measures are this year, all have one thing in common: They are all initiatives. And this process of direct democracy is here to stay, so let's try to improve it. Here are two ideas to ponder.

Oops, They Did It Again

| Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics

Agree or disagree with Republicans, but it's a testament to the power of the state's minority party that the new budget includes no new taxes.

California's Newly "Balanced" Budget Is a Farce

| Posted 10.09.2010 | Politics

California just "closed its budget gap" by employing rosy predictions and accounting gimmicks which actually demonstrate that the state is in the red to the tune of $10 billion.

Which Way Are the Political Winds Blowing as We Enter Election 2010?

| Posted 10.27.2010 | Politics

Voter apathy is an enormous problem in a representative democracy. Too many voters have either tuned out or turned off. They either don't like the candidates and/or don't feel part of the political process.