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Candidates Agree On Education Goals, Differ On Path To Get There

Posted September 26, 2008 | 10:55:35 (EST)

Each of the last three residents of the White House vowed to be known as the "education president." Today, after twenty years of broken promises, we seem to be left with little more than a debate over whether public schools are worth saving. Given the economy's flirtation with disaster, it's...

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Golden State Superdelegate: 'Superdelegates Are Not Going To Make Deals'

Posted February 29, 2008 | 14:06:07 (EST)

Martin Kasindorf, Trudi Loh, John Tomasic, and Alison Mcgee contributed reporting to this article.

Who are the California superdelegates and what are they thinking? Of the 66 unpledged delegates, thirty-six comprise the state's Congressional delegation. The remaining thirty are Democratic National Committee members, appointed or elected because of their...

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28-Year-Old Superdelegate Hopes To Reach Youth Beyond Colleges

Posted February 22, 2008 | 14:37:44 (EST)

If you think of superdelegates as old cronies, horse trading their votes in backroom deals, you haven't met 28-year-old Democratic National Committee member Crystal Strait. The past president of the California Young Democrats was elected last July to represent the Young Democrats of America on the DNC. She's...

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Reflections on a Wildfire Disaster

Posted October 24, 2007 | 14:29:09 (EST)

My wife Karen and I live with our 12-year-old toy poodle in Carlsbad, California. We were among the more than half a million San Diego County residents (about one in six of the total population) who were evacuated to escape the wildfires that raked the region beginning last Monday. We...

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