The people's willThe Economist seems to think so.The venerable newsweekly this week contains a special report, "The People's Will," on the woes of the Golden State. Economist West Coast correspondent Andreas Kluth makes the case that California's expansive system of direct democracy -- and in par ... More >>
We here at The Snitch have followed the long-running murmurs about a future state constitutional convention with interest. After all, in a state as saturated with moneyed interests and crippled by partisan hackery as California, just what rough beast might be born from a thorough redesign of our met ... More >>
Despite crossing party leadership during the campaign, new state Senator gets plum posts.
In the state Legislature, there are some things you just don't do. If your Democratic incumbent re-enacts scenes from Mad Max on the interstate, treats her employees in a manner even Naomi Campbell would decry as brutal, and, in general, make enemies at a Bernie Madoff-like pace, you do not run agai ... More >>
A man who pursued illegal immigrants for deportation found himself handcuffed by the feds and accused of impersonating a federal agent
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches an attack on CalPERS. The giant pension fund's Democratic allies aren't taking it lying down
Journalists are playing into the hands of George Bush when they unthinkingly insist that everything is different since Sept. 11
John Conley and Verna Brock trade the serious quietude of Holiday Flyer for the kitschy power-pop of California Oranges
They're young, poor, unmarried fathers -- but don't call them deadbeat dads. They want to be part of their kids' lives, and Oakland's Midnight Basketball League is helping them do it.