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Newsom signature removal deadline passes -6/12/21

June 8 was the deadline for voters who signed the petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to request their names be removed from the petitions. County election offices now have until June 22 to report the number...

Joe Biden Hails ‘Unprecedented’ American Unity on $1.9 Trillion Covid Stimulus

President Joe Biden told House Democrats Wednesday the nation has never ""seen something that is needed as badly as the American Rescue Plan," and he thanked lawmakers for their efforts in getting the pandemic relief bill passed by the...

How new voters and Black women transformed Georgia’s politics-1/27/21

Black women transformed Georgia's politics In July 1964, Georgia restaurateur Lester Maddox violated the newly passed Civil Rights Act by refusing to serve three Black Georgia Tech students at his Pickrick Restaurant in Atlanta. Although this new federal law banned...

Push to recall California’s Governor Gavin Newsom gains steam, supporters have until March 17, 2021,

An effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was launched on June 10, 2020. Supporters of the recall have until March 17, 2021, to collect the 1,495,709 signatures needed to require a recall election. Recall supporters criticize Newsom over his response to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here’s why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

Oregon became the first state in the United States to decriminalize the possession of all drugs on Nov. 3, 2020. Measure 110, a ballot initiative funded by the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group backed in part by Facebook’s...

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

Alex Newhouse, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” – people with large online followings – as a social media platform where they can share and promote...

California Businesses Go From Simmer to Boil Over Newsom’s Fine Dining

Bernard J. Wolfson and Anna Almendrala November 25, 2020 California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s maskless dinner with medical industry lobbyists and others at a Napa County restaurant where meals cost a minimum of $350 per head was just about the last...

City of L.A. sees record-breaking 300 homicides in one year, highest in a decade

The last time there were that many reported homicides in a year was in 2009. https://youtu.be/uO2u32ufc7Y

What the California vote to keep the ban on affirmative action means for higher education

Editor’s note: On Nov. 3, California voters rejected Proposition 16, a proposed amendment to the California Constitution which would have reinstated affirmative action in the state’s public institutions. Here, Vinay Harpalani, an expert on affirmative action in university admissions,...

New Yorkers knew Donald Trump first – and they spurned him before many American voters did

Donald J. Trump was a president from, but not of, New York. In the final months of his presidency, Trump attacked New York as a lawless “ghost town,” and got attacked right back. At least 73% of New Yorkers citywide...
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