Alex Maese is an example of how mistaken critics can be when they claim, as they have for decades, that Californians are not smart or sophisticated enough for direct democracy via ballot propositions.
No state agency over the years has so disregarded the interests of both ordinary citizens and business owners as the state Public Utilities Commission.
Maybe Proposition 13 really still is a third rail in California politics, one that no one dares touch for fear it means instant political suicide, just as surely as if through electrocution.
The Tea Party, most conservative element of today’s Republican Party, takes its name from a historic incident.
For the 47th time in the last 10 years, an out-of-state electricity generating company has just agreed to repay big bucks to Californians for overcharges during the power crunch of the early 2000s.
It’s secession season again in California. For the seventh time in the last 27 years or so, there’s a movement afoot to split the state.
As the lines begin to blur between American citizens living in California and immigrants who are here legally, it’s fair to begin asking what’s the difference?