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Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.


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Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.


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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.


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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.


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Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.


Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.



Rocklin Man Facing Child Porn Charges

A Rocklin man was arraigned Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to four counts of sharing, receipt and possession of child pornography after investigators say they found thousands of images on his home computer.



Former State EDD Employee Sentenced For Fraud

A former state employee was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced.


California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers a keynote address during the 2011 Pacific Coast Builders Conference on June 23, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his address as State legislators scramble to revise a budget that Gov. Brown vetoed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Department Of Justice Agents Face Layoffs

A number of agents with the department that protected Governor Jerry Brown when he was targeted by a Mexican drug cartel are facing hundreds of layoffs.


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California Hate Crime Rate Remains Steady

The overall number of hate crimes in California remained steady last year, but the number targeting Hispanics nearly doubled.