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From the Ivory Tower to the Mean Streets of Santa Monica

by Pete Petersonvia Eureka
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

With two elections under the belts of California voters using the “Top Two” primary system, the verdict is in: the new primary is accomplishing the goals stated by supporters when Proposition 14 was passed in 2010. Well…sort of.

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Eureka: California’s 20th-Century “Voting Experience”

by Pete Petersonvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

California's 20th-Century "Voting Experience"

by Pete Petersonvia Eureka
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A drive through the office parks of Silicon Valley may fool you into thinking California is a state with its eyes focused firmly on the future.

Jerry Brown Meets the Voter of the Future

by Pete Petersonvia Eureka
Friday, November 2, 2012

As his Proposition 30 hangs in the balance, California Gov. Jerry Brown continues an old-fashioned barnstorming campaign in its support.

California State Parks and “Unbuilding” the Golden State

by Pete Petersonvia Eureka
Friday, August 3, 2012

In a popular appearance on CNN’s “GPS” program last fall, arch-Keynesian economist Paul Krugman wondered whether a possible route