California’s “democratic reforms” have left a place as… [key] as Monterey County without any state representation from one of its own.
A republic? A democracy? No, our country is an avuncular autocracy run by old guys named joe.
When state voters approved an expansion of casino gaming, gaming interests assured us that gambling here would be governed by strict limits.
The people of L.A. will have the opportunity to live a dream and fire their failed politicians, so they can take up the work of local democracy.
Joe Mathews asks: Will the fight against climate change finally force the replacement of California’s broken governing system?
Less than 1 percent of the population donates to local races. In Oakland, giving voters ‘democracy dollars’ might even the playing field.
A new train could help battle climate change, serve expanding metro areas, and create a northern California mega-region.
San Bernardino is putting secession on the November ballot but the nation’s largest county should reconsider its 51st state ambition.
The fact that California permits such measures to be placed on the ballot in the first place is by far the biggest issue with Prop 1.
The lesson is about… the human horrors of letting judges, or anyone else, determine our rights on the basis of history – especially when history omits so much.