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The “Don’t Vote” Campaign

By Sally Schilling


It’s that time again. Midterm elections are beginning to be the talk of the nation once more. With more than a month until election day, major news stations are beginning their up-to-the-minute coverage of pre-election news.

We see the media excitement is building, and with it, the encouragment of people to get out there and vote.
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Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Gov. Schwarzenegger's Commonwealth Club Speech

Last night on his program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's Olbermann featured extended excerpts from Monday's speech by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the anniversary of the passage of AB32, the state's climate change law.

Speaking at The Commonwealth Club's Climate One program in Silicon Valley, Schwarzenegger took off his (rhetorical) gloves and sharply criticized the forces that have pushed a repeal or freeze of AB32. Watch the video yourself from MSNBC.
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The New Issue of The Commonwealth Magazine: Foreign Policy, Culture Wars, Aghan War, & More

The newest edition of The Commonwealth, the members' magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California, is in the mail at this moment. If you're a member, watch your mailbox for the October/November 2010 issue, which is filled with interesting people and thought-provoking and even controversial ideas.
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This Week at The Commonwealth Club

Roz Savage & David Kroodsma, Robert Reich, Climate Change Effects on Animal and Plant Species, Roelof van Ark, New Member Reception, Robert Sutton, P.J. O'Rourke, Pirates, More Pirates, Thomas Keller, & Frank Spinelli.

So there are no excuses for not having anything to do this week!

Join us!
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Mary Ellen Hannibal Heads up California Book Awards at The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California welcomes a new chair of its California Book Awards selection committee. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a longtime professional journalist and editor, having served as book reviews editor at Esquire and Signature magazines, authored three books, and more. She currently chairs the advocacy and communications efforts of the board for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Her reviews can be found online at The Readers Review.
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Mary Ellen Hannibal Heads up California Book Awards at The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California welcomes a new chair of its California Book Awards selection committee. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a longtime professional journalist and editor, having served as book reviews editor at Esquire and Signature magazines, authored three books, and more. She currently chairs the advocacy and communications efforts of the board for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Her reviews can be found online at The Readers Review.
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James Ellroy on the Hardboiled School of Language

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James Ellroy on the Hardboiled School of Language

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Address The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco September 30

With the country working hard to pull out of one of the most difficult economic climates in the past century, the Obama administration's powerhouse economic team is the focus of much hope and much
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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Address The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco September 30

With the country working hard to pull out of one of the most difficult economic climates in the past century, the Obama administration's powerhouse economic team is the focus of much hope and much
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