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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.

Phantom Pols

GOP's Mystery Man Battles, as State's Ex-First Lady Vanishes

GOP’s mystery man battles, as state’s ex-first lady vanishes. Read story.

Groundhog Day for Moonbeam

Jerry Brown Faces a Tangle of Fiscal Problems Created by His Younger Self

Jerry Brown faces a tangle of fiscal problems created by his younger self. Read story.

Sharia Screwball

Tea Partier Hits Hindu Rival over Islamic Law as Wacky GOP Governor’s Race Gets Weirder

Tea Partier hits Hindu rival over Islamic law as wacky GOP governor’s race gets weirder. Read story.

Tune In, Turn Out

New Polling Shows Key Dems Less Attentive, Less Likely to Vote

New polling shows key Dems less attentive, less likely to vote. Read story.

By the Numbers

A Math 101 Guide to the Big Political Issues in California and Beyond

A Math 101 guide to the big political issues in California and beyond. Read story.

Follow Your Memes

Sacto’s Biggest Stories: Keeping Track and Catching Up

Sacto’s biggest stories: keeping track and catching up. Read story.

A Guide to Shrimp Boy Scandal

As Three Senators Face Prison Time, Bribery Once More is Sacto's Topic A

As three senators face prison time, bribery once more is Sacto’s Topic A. Read story.

'Shrimp Boy' Shocker

Leland Yee Corruption Case Includes Bizarre Gun and Murder Plots

Corruption case against third senator includes bizarre gun and murder plots. Read story.

Senator Secrecy

Feinstein Sends Mixed Messages in Privacy-Security Clash

Feinstein sends mixed messages in privacy-security clash. Read story.

Republican Reboot

At a Low Point in State GOP History, Party Leaders Plot a Political Comeback

At a low point in state GOP history, party leaders plot a political comeback. Read story.

Six Degrees of California

Silicon Valley Tycoon Fronts Ballot Measure to Create a Sextet of States

Silicon Valley tycoon fronts ballot measure to create a sextet of states. Read story.

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