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Ensure Democracy in California, Vote Yes on Proposition 25

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

By Jeremy Bishow Proposition 25 needs to pass this November.  As is stands, California is a financial nightmare.  The current political atmosphere of our state legislature is a microcosm of the current dilemma in the US senate.  The minority party (the Republican party) currently holds just enough votes to successfully filibuster anything the Democratic Party [...]

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An Interview with Jason Overman

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

Ariel Boone: How did you first get involved in Cal Dems? Jason Overman: I was coming out from DC and I remember seeking Cal Dems out before I even got to Berkeley.  I went online to look for organizations and did my research.  I was still in Washington and I just knew before I even [...]

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A Failed Catharsis

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

By Daniel Osborn 2008 was a watershed election year. For the first time ever, Americans elected as President a black man, who, in historic fashion, contended with the most competitive and qualified female Presidential candidate ever.  In 2008, Hillary Clinton spoke openly and often about her gender, and Barack Obama spoke eloquently and candidly about [...]

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“We’ll Give You the Liberal Media”

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

An Interview with Paul Hogarth, Co-Founder of The Smart Ass By Anaïs LaVoie and Zoe Kornberg Paul Hogarth is the Managing Editor of the Bay Area political blog, Beyond Chron. In addition to being a founding member of this magazine and an active member of Cal Berkeley Democrats during his time here at Cal, he [...]

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A Green New Deal?

Oct 29, 2010 No Comments

by Jeremy Pilaar At a time when the American economy looks poised to stagnate for years to come and unemployment has soared to its highest level in decades, one cannot help but think back to the recovery path President Obama stressed in last January’s State of the Union: “…providing incentives for energy-efficiency and clean energy are the right thing [...]

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