Capitol Letters

Disneyland Dems

Amid U.S. Senate Scrap, Santa Barbara Pols Jockey at State Convention

Amid U.S. Senate scrap, Santa Barbara pols jockey at state convention. Read story.

Capps Family Matters

Laura Capps Withdraws from 24th CD, Setting up a Three-Way Race for Two Spots

Laura Capps withdraws from 24th CD, setting up a three-way race for two spots Read story.

The World After Lois

Six Takeaways About the Wide-Open Race to Replace Santa Barbara's Retiring Congressmember

Six takeaways about the wide-open race to replace Santa Barbara's retiring congressmember. Read story.

Murder By Initiative

Ballot Proposal to Kill Gays Sets Off Free-Speech Debate

Ballot proposal to kill gays sets off free-speech debate. Read story.

Family Business

Lois Capps Kin — Ex-Obama Aide and Top Political Consultant — Settles in S.B.

Lois Capps kin — ex-Obama aide and top political consultant — settles in Santa Barbara Read story.

Hell Freezes Over

GOP Convention — Finally! — Allows Gay Republican Club into the Party

GOP convention — finally! — allows gay Republican club into the party. Read story.

Mega-Drought Mega-Trends

Why Rain Is Not the Answer to California’s Desperate Search for Water

Why rain is not the answer to California’s desperate search for water. Read story.

Nanny State

From Cheerleaders to Cats, Conservatives Blanch at Democratic Doctrine

From cheerleaders to cats, conservatives blanch at Democratic doctrine. Read story.

Generation Next

Boxer’s Farewell and Brown’s Last Inaugural Trigger Fracas at the Kids’ Table

Boxer’s farewell and Brown’s last inaugural trigger fracas at the kids’ table. Read story.

Election Day Takeaways

California Resists GOP Tide

From Brown’s landslide to approval of prison reform, California resists GOP tide. Read story.

All You Need to Know

A Last-Minute Voter Guide

A last-minute voter guide to California’s low-key mid-term election. Read story.

Dimwit Democracy

Amid Angst Over Low Turnout, Report Finds Widespread Ignorance of Basics Among Voters

Amid angst over low turnout, report finds widespread ignorance of basics among voters. Read story.

Why Dudley Is 'No' on 47

Santa Barbara DA Bucks Liberal Reformers on Prison Measure, as Brown Battles Diaper Dads

Santa Barbara DA bucks liberal reformers on prison measure, as Brown battles diaper dads. Read story.

Tipping Point

All You Need to Know About the Republicans' Fierce Bid for Total Control of Congress

All you need to know about the Republican’s fierce bid for total control of Congress. Read story.

God Help Us

Even The Lord Couldn’t Fix What Ailed the GOP State Convention

Despite bigwig pleas, even The Lord couldn’t fix what ailed the GOP state convention. Read story.

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