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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Environmental

Water Pressures

by It was a cloudy day in Northern California when Tim Stroshane, a consultant at the Bay Area’s Environmental Water Caucus, was showing me around one of the reservoirs outside of San Francisco. It was winter, supposedly a wetter time in Northern California, but from our vantage point the reservoir looked like a small pond. “We used to use the water in this reservoir to stop wildfires,” he told me. “Well, what would you use now?” I ask…

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by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

…a decreasing disparity between those who do and don’t support legalization: this time , only 54 percent of Californians rejected the proposition to legalize pot. However, the growing support for marijuana legalization raises important questions about why the California proposition failed. Statistician Nate Silver, founder of the polling aggregation website FiveThirtyEight.com, notes that the fate of such socially sensitive ballot measures i…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Death of a Penalty

by Four billion dollars spent on 13 lives over 35 years: This is what California’s capital punishment system looks like. Since the current system’s institution in 1978, only 13 people have been executed in 35 years, with the last execution in January 2006, at a total cost of $4 billion. The punishment’s price is remarkably high and, as of 2011, each execution is estimated to cost California $300 million. Meanwhile, multiple reports st…

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

…t? Who is served by way of this development? A different answer to these questions came to the fore in Richmond, California. Oakland and Richmond Given these new and evolving legislative constraints, as well as the ever-tenuous financial situation of many small towns and their residents post-2008, some governments began to get creative, pushing the limits set by Kelo in other ways. Among the most notable are Richmond and Oakland, California. On J…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm / in Cover Story, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue

Seeing Through the Fog

by We all know what’s going on in Washington: somehow health care, the driest of all dry political issues, has become the most incendiary topic in politics. Politicians are shrieking at the President, constituents are fired up about… something, and grown men are crying into their pillows at night. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, someone is paying his or her bill after a lovely meal and smiling at the fact that a surcharge…

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by / on December 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm / in Culture, Issue, Media

Self-Made Mad Men

…. Something wasn’t right as the scene cut from Don and family recovering from a calamitous milkshake spill in a California diner: Don was sitting on his bed in his New York apartment in deep contemplation. Questions buzzed in my mind: Where was my California sun? Was this a dream sequence? Alcohol-induced memory lapse? Would I ever see Don Draper in a skimpy bathing suit again? And there she was in his bed, Megan Calvay—Don Draper’s secretary/on…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

by Monday, October 27th Conversation with Istvan Deak: “Life in War and Peace” 12:00pm – 1:15pm International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219 Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the bac…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm / in Cover Story, Domestic, Fall 2013, Judicial, Media

Warrants for Torrents

…o assumed the role promptly after leaving office in early 2011. Due to the media industry’s presence in southern California, a large amount of the direct contributions made to candidates on behalf of the MPAA and RIAA go to local politicians. In 2012, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California received over $16,000 in contributions from the two associations and former Representative Howard Berman of California’s 28th congressional district received j…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:17 am / in Domestic, Judicial

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

by According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, 743 US citizens out of every 100,000 are incarcerated, while Rwanda, Russia, and Georgia have the next three highest rates of 595, 568, and 547, respectively. This means that despite America, unlike Rwanda and Georgia, having had a stable government for centuries, it has 25 percent more inmates than those countries. America is not contending with the political instability th…

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

For Better or Worse: How the Electoral College Affects How Candidates Do Business

…s than pure numbers – after all, it is not likely that Romney will expend much political capital in New York and California, nor that Obama will put up a fight for Texas. Both candidates have already ceded defeat in many of the fifty states, for the simple reason that such states side so consistently with one party that any major attempt by the other to win those votes would be futile. It is as if certain states – among them Illinois, California,…

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