Few things have defined California's politics more than the three election reforms championed by the state's 23rd governor – the initiative, the referendum and the recall. Hiram Johnson's system of direct democracy, used early and often in California since 1911, was designed to place power in the hands of "the people." That era's "progressives" believed voters needed the power to circumvent legislators. Unfortunately, writes Steven Greenhut, today's progressives don't. The California Senate just approved a bill to rein in ballot initiatives.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
The Clemson psychology lecturer and 1996 Libertarian vice presidential candidate got 51 percent on the fourth ballot.
The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close.
I added a mini-monitor, right behind my camera, to serve as a teleprompter during Zoom sessions.
Cohen, who had been linked with parodist Vermin Supreme, identifies as an anarchist.