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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
... homeowners, Catholic and Presbyterian-based social service organizations, Latino political groups and union locals, and radical left members of the Progressive Labor Party and Mission Tenants Union established the Mission Council on Redevelopment (MCOR).1 MCOR demanded veto power over any Redevelopment...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2013
... leaders zealously advocated for rail transit and ultimately persuaded an ambivalent electorate and federal leaders to support their vision. Explore The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era. Richard Walker and Suresh Lodha s new atlas shows a new California in the making, as it maps the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 14–17.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Mindy Romero and Jonathan Fox Voter turnout is understood in two different ways. The easiest to measure is turnout as a share of already-registered voters. For understanding who is represented in our electorate, the more accurate indicator is voter turnout as a share of eligible voters. The...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 37–54.
Published: 01 June 2012
... political gridlock prevent preparations for future needs. This public incapacitation has been blamed most often on a failed governance structure, which creates what observers have called a crisis without exit. 2 Enveloping all this is a deep pessimism that afflicts the residents of the state. The vast...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
... become both part of electoral politics and a fourth branch of government. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson, then behind in his run for re-election, embraced two divisive initiatives against his op- ponent, Kathleen Brown, a traditional liberal Democrat who opposed the death penalty.27 One of the Wilson...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 44–56.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in historic numbers to chuckle Monday through Friday to El Cucuy’s radio show where matters of immigration, both personally and politically, were laced with humorous fanfare. As opposed to anger, laughter as a response to injustices can suppress, trivialize, and “laugh off” the matter at hand...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 30–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
... return to politics. Though we quickly forget failed initiatives, Proposition 16 set an important precedent for conservatives in Califor- nia. Though it lost badly by the standards of most pundits at the time, more than 2.5 million voters (43 percent of the electorate) supported it. Clearly, there was a...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... political system. We can design it so that it faithfully reflects our disagreements and accurately weights them in public representation. This requires borrowing the best practices of the rest of the democratic world, where nations have increasingly rejected single-member-plurality electoral systems in...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of its mass-educated millions and the spirit of its ever-blooming harvest of modern pioneers. 3 Some specifically commented on the egalitarian character of this emergent utopia. A Look magazine columnist prom- ised, California s political message is clear: The needy mi- norities of the past are...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., American chauvinism, and even bigotry. Country music has been prominently featured by every major contemporary conservative political figure from Richard Nixon to both Bush presidents to the vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. With its symbolic home in the American Southlands, stretching from...