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  • Many want more money; UC should get in line

    Many want more money; UC should get in line
    First of all, Californians think that raising university tuition again is a really bad idea. A non-starter. Second, although the University of California is crying for more state money, it needs to get in line. Join the crowd of folks with their hands...
  • A more mature Gov. Brown has less to say in speeches, plenty to do

    Maybe it's because he is a contrarian. But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't go for conventional celebrating. Also, he now believes, why give two speeches when one will do just fine? Brown announced Monday that he'll combine his fourth-term inaugural address...
  • Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack

    Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack
    Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot. It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't. The...
  • At the end of Schwarzenegger's term, cronyism won

    At the end of Schwarzenegger's term, cronyism won
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor who promoted himself as a reformer, made a mockery of reform on his way out the Capitol door. The Republican governor who flamboyantly vowed to "blow up the boxes" and couldn't figure out how to do it, wound up...
  • Asking Santa for politicians with guts

    We can all dream, so here's my wish list for Christmas gifts. If none show up under the tree, that's OK. I can wait. But I won't hold my breath. I've wished for some of these presents previously but pretty much been blown off by Santa. At the top of...
  • Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff

    Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor. It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections. True, there...
  • The forecast: Blowing hot? Cold? Only Gov. Brown knows

    Jerry Brown, who has blown hot and cold over the years, seems to have settled down. But you never know .... Throughout Gov. Jerry Brown's record-length political career, we've never known quite what to expect. What's real and what's not? He has blown...
  • A bullet train from L.A. to San Francisco? Have a little faith

    A bullet train from L.A. to San Francisco? Have a little faith
    Tuesday's groundbreaking for California's bullet train was sort of like having a christening with the baby still in utero. Strike that. It was like having a christening for a baby that's still an embryo in a Petri dish. As exciting as it is to think...
  • A low voter turnout isn't good for California

    Remember Willie Stark, the charming, corrupt character in "All the King's Men"? He had it right. "If ya don't vote, ya don't matter!" he shouted while barnstorming for governor. That was in the 2006 movie version of Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer...
  • A voter guide to California's boring but important ballot propositions

    A voter guide to California's boring but important ballot propositions
    Six state propositions are on the ballot and none are sexy. All are snoozers. But each is significant. Some, in fact, are game-changers. Why else would the medical profession and insurance companies be spending well over $100 million to beat back...
  • California GOP survives, barely, to fight another day

    When political neophyte Pete Peterson was thinking about running for California secretary of state, his mentor urged him on with surfer logic: "Sometimes you need to be the guy in the water when the wave hits." The mentor was former Secretary of State...