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Must Sadism Be Cleared to Gather Signatures?

Hans Johnson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The wrestling match now unfolding in California over a proposed ballot measure aimed at exterminating gay people is actually a teachable moment, and not only about religious extremism and violent hate. It calls attention to the value of a simple screen test for the subjects of initiatives and constitutional amendments. In this area, California might take a lesson from New Mexico.

California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

California’s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated “husban...

Remaking California: Reclaiming the Public Good, (Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 2010), pp. 261. (Book Review)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph A. Palermo

R. Jeffrey Lustig has compiled (and contributed) to an amazing set of useful essays that examine the many maladies plaguing California's politics and public institutions and provide food for thought that points to possible remedies.

'Vote No on Everything' Urges Changes to California Proposition System

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The voters of California sent another message that they want their leaders and legislators to do their jobs. The problem is the very system used to send this message is at least partially to blame for the state's problems.

California Needs a New Constitution

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If Arnold and the Democrats can waste state money holding failed ballot initiatives and "special elections" they can set aside a little cash for a Constitutional Convention.