Monthly Archives: October 2010

Vote No on Proposition 27: Redistricting of State Districts

This is the last part of a series of posts giving recommendations on California’s propositions. This post recommends a “no” vote on Proposition 27, which switches the power of state-level redistricting from a citizen’s committee to the legislature. Gerrymandering at … Continue reading

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Vote No on Proposition 26: Supermajority to Pass Fees

This is the sixth part of a series of posts giving recommendations on California’s propositions. This post recommends a “no” vote on Proposition 26, which requires a two-thirds majority in the legislature to pass some fees. Proposition 27 will be … Continue reading

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Attending Obama’s USC Rally

On Friday October 22, President Barack Obama held a rally at the University of Southern California. This was one of the rare times that the president will campaign in heavily Democratic California; indeed, Mr. Obama may not hold such a … Continue reading

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Vote Yes on Proposition 25: Majority Vote to Pass a Budget

This is the fifth part of a series of posts giving recommendations on California’s propositions. This post recommends a “yes” vote on Proposition 25, which requires a majority vote in the legislature to pass a budget. Proposition 26 will be … Continue reading

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Vote No on Proposition 24: Repeal of Corporate Tax Breaks

This is the fourth part of a series of posts giving recommendations on California’s propositions. This post recommends a “no” vote on Proposition 24, which repeals three corporate tax breaks. Proposition 25 will be the subject of the next post … Continue reading

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A Regional Party Limited to the South: The Democrats in the 1920s, Part 1

This is the first part of three posts analyzing the Democratic Party’s struggles during the 1920s, when it lost three consecutive presidential elections by landslide margins. The second part can be found here. A Regional Party Limited to the South … Continue reading

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Vote No on Proposition 22: State Borrowing From Local Government Funds

This is the third part of a series of posts giving recommendations on California’s propositions. This post recommends a “no” vote on Proposition 22, which restricts state borrowing from local funds. Proposition 24 (and not 23, which everybody has already … Continue reading

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