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The Commonwealth

June-July 2012

Features Rachel Maddow, Russell Feingold, Dave Eggers, John Yoo, Dan Akerson, and much more. Commonwealth Club members receive a free copy of the magazine in the mail; nonmembers can purchase a print or digital edition through this service.

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The Commonwealth

August/September 2011

 From Senator Dianne Feinstein to Wendy Kopp, Larry Flynt to Richard North Patterson, Polly Trottenberg to Jorge Castaneda, it's all in the newest issue of The Commonwealth.  Read more »

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Does Margaret Hoover Have the Answer to David Brooks' GOP Complaints?

Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks today once again used strong words to accuse large portions of the Republican Party of not being serious about governing and being more interested in posturing and political purity than in making progress toward conservative goals. Read more »

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Ronald Reagan vs. the Loss of Pragmatism in Washington

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Indiana, Planned Parenthood, and the Election

A federal judge recently turned down an effort by Planned Parenthood of Indiana to block that state's planned cutoff of public money for the organization. Planned Parenthood had argued that the cutoff would harm health care services for thousands of women on Medicaid. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt rejected the group's argument, allowing the cuts to take place right away. Pro-life leaders in the state had argued that the matter was about abortion, not health care services to the poor. Read more »

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California vs. Texas in Business Attractiveness

By James Dohnert

Last week California lawmakers asked the question: Why are local businesses leaving the Golden State for the Lone Star state? "Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?" said GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue during a recent fact-finding trip to Texas.

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The Commonwealth

April/May 2011

Conservative columnist and commentator David Brooks discusses President Obama, the national mood, and psychology in this month's cover story. Also this issue: Tom Campbell, Nora Ephron, public pensions panel discussion, Uldis Kruze on how Japan met America, and Dr. Gloria Duffy on disaster avoidance.

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Forecasting California's Future

By James Dohnert

As California attempts to balance a budget $15.4 billion in debt, it is students who may be among the hardest-hit. "We're facing the worst financial situation the CSU has ever had," said Trustee Bill Hauck, chairman of the university system's finance committee. Read more »

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The Commonwealth, Feb/March 2011

February/March 2011

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner headlines this issue of The Commonwealth magazine. Inside, Geithner discusses the U.S. economic recovery and options for government policy. Read more »

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The Commonwealth, October-November 2010

Issue 14

The Commonwealth is the official magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California. This issue, former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and George Shultz discuss foreign policy priorities; Stephen Kinzer talks about dealing with Iran, Anna Quindlen discusses families, Kapya Kaoma uncovers American religious fundamentalists in Africa's social policies, and much more.

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