Nothing Brave About Jerry Brown’s Budget Approach in California

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 1:10 pm

E.J. Dionne had an op-ed this week about how “responsibility equals invisibility.” He contrasted the divisiveness of Scott Walker in Wisconsin or John Kasich in Ohio with the more measured approaches of Democratic governors dealing with their budget crises.


Wisconsin’s Walker Signs Bill Requiring 2/3 Majority for Tax Increases

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Being from California, I’m pretty clear what the implications of a Prop 13-style supermajority requirement for taxes will do. It will basically destroy government as they know it in Wisconsin, ratcheting down the ability for the state to collect the revenue needed to provide a basic level of services. If you liked the efficient, responsive government we’ve seen over the last three decades in California, you’re going to love it in Wisconsin.

What Would Jello Do: Meg Whitman Edition

By: Monday November 1, 2010 7:20 pm

And now it’s time for another edition of What Would Jello Do.

CA-36: Harman-Winograd Race Gets Negative in Final Weeks

By: Friday June 4, 2010 5:25 pm

Jane Harman is an eight-term member of Congress. Though she has faced primary challenges in the past, she’s fairly entrenched in the district. This year, against progressive anti-war activist Marcy Winograd, she has spent twice as much as her opponent (about 1/3 of her money has come from PACs) and has the name ID and backing from the local establishment that should signal a cruise to victory?

So why is she running negative ads and sending out negative mailers throughout the district?

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