Los Angeles voters and California legislators exploring the public bank option may be breaking not just from Wall Street but from the Federal Reserve.
What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the US Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here Pictured right, California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun laws Pictured above, California Lt.
Californians headed to the polls to elect our next president will have another big decision to make: Should the state abolish capital punishment and commute all death sentences to life in prison?
Equality California, possibly the biggest gay rights group in California, will wait until the 2012 election to attempt to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. The organization's director says "we think we have one shot" and that it will take time to marshal the necessary forces. Other groups have their sights set on 2010. Update
Democrats are hoping ballot initiatives in favor of stem cell research and raising the minimum wage will help drive voter turnout in the upcoming election. Republicans pioneered the initiative strategy, but this time around the electorate seems to be suffering from gay marriage fatigue.