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First, I should explain that I'm a graduate student at the University of California Santa Barbara. Today I witnessed what I think is an incidence of ballot petition fraud relating to the electoral ...
by Vikingkingq
Comment Count 306 comments on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 01:41 PM PST with 548 Recommends
Yesterday, I posted this diary about possible ballot petition fraud going on in Santa Barbara, California related to the Electoral College Initiative that seeks to split California's electoral votes ...
by Vikingkingq
Comment Count 193 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 05:12 PM PST with 380 Recommends
An amazing thing happened in California last week, but it went almost unnoticed by the national media. It's an encouraging story, and an object lesson in the power of citizen involvement to create ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 221 comments on Mon May 04, 2009 at 04:03 PM PDT with 356 Recommends
I took a day off yesterday. Did some walking around. A head-clearing day. Spring cleaning for the mind and so on. When you're a Democrat and you suffer a political defeat, this is what you do. You ...
by droogie6655321
Comment Count 537 comments on Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 07:25 AM PST with 229 Recommends
It is painful for me to write these words, I just got this letter from Karen Wunderman Chief of Staff at AlGore.org Dear AFG Steering Committee Members: We have received a ...
by Abraham Running For Congress When I Turn 25
Comment Count 363 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 09:25 PM PST with 181 Recommends
504,760 valid signatures are needed to get a ballot initiative qualified for the November elections in California. At first, efforts by Consumer Watchdog to place health insurance rate regulation ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM PDT with 137 Recommends
by nwprogressive
Comment Count 79 comments on Thu Nov 10, 2005 at 12:00 PM PST with 110 Recommends
Two proposals, both alike in dignity, In slimy Sacramento, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. A pair of star-cross'd ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 03, 2012 at 09:35 AM PDT with 105 Recommends
Pew came out with a detailed poll of Californian's attitudes towards, well, just about everything today. (Except, oddly enough, marijuana legalization). They asked forty one different detailed ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu May 30, 2013 at 09:21 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
We had some great victories for marriage equality this November, with three states voting to legalize it and a fourth voting down a constitutional ban. Furthermore, the Supreme Court is likely to ...
by BeloitDem
Comment Count 229 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM PST with 53 Recommends
Perhaps by now you have all heard that the Tax Cannabis campaign in California has succeeded in qualifying an initiative to make ...
by 3WaveRider
Comment Count 104 comments on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 08:41 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Massachusetts gubernatorial politics this season have me peeking at poll results from between the fingers covering my eyes while I pray that 2014 isn't a repeat of her 2010 Senate campaign. However, ...
by brillig
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
A diary on today's rec list was titled Maybe we've been coming at this wrong. Please, don't get me wrong, I love, agree with and ...
by Scott Wooledge
Comment Count 157 comments on Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 02:02 PM PST with 45 Recommends
by Scott Wooledge
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 07:51 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
This is to keep Vikingkingq's breaking news story breaking. Summary: a Republican political operations group known as Arno ...
by Hjiorst
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 02:57 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The Minnesota Senate yesterday voted 38-27 to put a constitutional ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu May 12, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Preliminary results out of SeaTac in Washington State indicate that a proposed $15.00 minimum wage for a variety of workers associated with the Seattle-Tacoma Airport will pass with a solid majority.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 02:26 PM PST with 34 Recommends
If I had lived in Mississippi in 1996, would I have dared go to the hospital when I suffered a miscarriage? And if I had, would I be facing prison? Written by Lorraine Berry ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 01:52 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
The Third Edition of Election Diary Rescue is coming to a Front Page near you at 10:00 PM Tuesday night.
by randallt
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 09:35 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Been feeling angry, fearful, sad, or depressed, lately? I have. I remember the joy I felt on election night, and how that joy came crashing down when I woke up the next morning to the reality of ...
by RfrancisR
Comment Count 59 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 08:13 AM PST with 34 Recommends