In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision last June to strike down a key oversight provision in the Voting Rights Act, a number of states have already enacted controversial new voting rules that had previously been barred. In the … Read More
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By Andy Warner In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. As voters across the country head to the polls today in the first national Election Day since the … Read More
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Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to create California’s first set of regulations on hydraulic fracturing. The controversial extraction technique, commonly known as fracking, involves the high-pressure injection of water, sand and chemicals into deep shale formations in order … Read More
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By Donelle Blubaugh Contributor hat are political party platforms and how much impact do they have in actual political decision-making? During the Republican and Democratic national conventions this summer, you probably heard a lot about the party platforms” These are … Read More
- Where the Super PACs Spend Their Dough
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et’s be honest: voting in California can be kind of overwhelming. Along with having to decide on a president, a senator, state and local officials, and local ballot measures, California voters were also faced with no less than eleven statewide … Read More
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