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Democracy in Crisis: Yet More Examples of How the Far Right Acts as a 'Bridge Phenomenon' for White Supremacists

Democracy in Crisis: Yet More Examples of How the Far Right Acts as a 'Bridge Phenomenon' for White Supremacists

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

In a tax speech in Pennsylvania on Oct. 11, President Trump gave a shout out to "the great Jeffrey Lord.”

He went on to explain that Lord “was on fake news CNN for a long time. He was one of my few sources of truth."

CNN severed ties with Lord after he tweeted “sieg heil,” a Nazi salutation.

Trump’s fl...

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Influence 101: Big Oil Puts Democratic Lawmakers-Turned-Lobbyists Through the Revolving Door

Influence 101: Big Oil Puts Democratic Lawmakers-Turned-Lobbyists Through the Revolving Door

Tuesday, October 10, 2017  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Inside the California Assembly chamber on the night of June 1, the presiding officer urged lawmakers to recognize former members in their midst, “the honorable Henry Perea and Felipe Fuentes.”

In a familiar Capitol ritual, the former assemblymen waved from the balcony as applause rang out from their ...

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The Poorest State: Sky-High Housing Costs Mean California Has the Country's Highest Poverty Rate

The Poorest State: Sky-High Housing Costs Mean California Has the Country's Highest Poverty Rate

Friday, October 06, 2017  |  Matt Levin, CALMatters

California leads the nation once again in a statistic no state wants to boast about.

When the cost of living is factored in, the Golden State has the highest poverty rate in the country. More than 20 percent of its residents struggle to make ends meet, according to recently released Census figures . Th...

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October Astronomy: The Timing of the Moon's Cycle Means Great Viewing of a Meteor Shower That Comes From Halley's Comet

October Astronomy: The Timing of the Moon's Cycle Means Great Viewing of a Meteor Shower That Comes From Halley's Comet

Friday, September 29, 2017  |  Robert Victor

Rise early on these dark mornings, and you will be rewarded by a close planet pair, lots of bright stars, a star popping out from behind the moon, a meteor shower from Halley’s Comet, and a dust cloud in our solar system.

Evenings give us Saturn with rings now open to the max, and the Milky Way.

Our mor...

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We All Scream: Local Culinary Guru Les Starks' New Book Features Recipes for What He Says Is Truly Healthy Ice Cream

We All Scream: Local Culinary Guru Les Starks' New Book Features Recipes for What He Says Is Truly Healthy Ice Cream

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

Have you ever tried starting your day with ice cream instead of coffee? I have … many times. The cold treat wakes me up, and its sugar gets me going. Hallelujah!

But how about starting your day with ice cream made without sugar—ice cream which tastes good while being good for you? Yeah, sure. We’ve hea...

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Turnout Turmoil: Legislation Intended to Get More Voters to the Polls Has Confused Officials in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, DHS and Beyond

Turnout Turmoil: Legislation Intended to Get More Voters to the Polls Has Confused Officials in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, DHS and Beyond

Monday, September 25, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

On Sept. 1, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 415 into law.

SB 415 was definitely well-intentioned: It mandates that cities and other “political subdivisions” move their elections to the same dates as statewide elections—unless their elections have had a high-enough turnout percent...

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