CA-Init: Progressives Force Compromise on Jerry Brown-Led Tax Initiative

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:18 pm

A major battle between progressive activists and a sitting governor in the nation’s largest state is nearing a conclusion today. California Governor Jerry Brown and a coalition of progressives have entered into negotiations to finalize a tax measure for the November 2012 ballot, after both sides offered competing plans. The story is that Brown offered [...]

California Conundrum: Competing Ballot Measures on Taxes Could Undermine One Another

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:50 am

It is said that California is a harbinger for the nation. Since we’re having a national conversation about taxes for the wealthy, it’s natural that California would play a role in that conversation. But a difference of opinion in how to go about that conversation could result in a counter-productive disaster – or a bounty [...]

Brutal Police Treatment of Occupy Oakland Protesters Draws Response

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:20 pm

(UPDATE: The injured protester in the above video was a veteran who now has a skull fracture) The shocking police crackdown at Occupy Oakland, which featured flash grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and as you can see above, targeted firing of “non-lethal” weapons directly at protesters, has started to cause a response from California’s progressive [...]

Gillibrand Lays Out Strategy For DADT Repeal – Moratorium Or Repeal, Tucked Into Defense Bill

By: Thursday February 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand described tonight the Congressional strategy to end the military discharges of gay and lesbian service members under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, saying that a repeal or an 18-month moratorium would move inside the defense authorization bill later in the year. Gillibrand spoke on a conference call for supporters of the [...]

Anti-Equality Group Admits No Material Difference Between Straight And Gay Marriage

By: Friday January 15, 2010 1:16 pm

This is amusing. The Courage Campaign, who (full disclosure) I’ve done a bit of work for in the past, has put together a Prop 8 trial website, similar to the FDL trial hub. They created a logo for their site which is a parody of the’s logo from the Prop 8 campaign. Instead of [...]

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