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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

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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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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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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Ronald Reagan vs. the Loss of Pragmatism in Washington

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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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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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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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Journalism Twisting into New Shape

By Alex Wolinsky
News Analysis

On May 24, the Times-Picayune, which received two Pulitzers in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, confirmed that it would eliminate staff and drop down to three days of print publication per week, rendering New Orleans the largest city in the country without a daily newspaper. Read more »

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Secret Videos and Secret Presidential Speeches

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