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California vs. Texas: The Jekyll and Hyde of health-care reform

So Texas is making noises about ditching Medicaid, but on the other end of the spectrum, some blue states are rushing to embrace the program's expansion under the federal health-care reform law as quickly as possible. Take California, for example:...

By Suzy Khimm  | November 11, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  California, Government, Health, Health Coverage, Health Reform, Obama administration, states  
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Tom Campbell is baaaaaaaad

It's almost impossible for me to believe that this ad comparing fiscal conservatives to sheep -- but in a good way! -- is real. But it is! The problem with Tom Campbell, the ad says, is all of his independent...

By Ezra Klein  | February 3, 2010; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  California  
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California is getting even crazier

Want to impose a three-fifths majority for passing a budget in California? How about include "fertilized eggs" in the state constitution's definition of a human being? Want to force schools to offer Christmas music? How about drug test legislators?...

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  California  
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The Golden State begs

California is now begging for a bailout, though they don't want to call it that: California's political leaders, who are facing the daunting challenge of closing an estimated $20.7 billion budget deficit this year, are looking to Washington for help....

By Ezra Klein  | January 4, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  California  
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The folly of term limits

After I wrote my column on the problem of the filibuster, I got a lot of e-mails agreeing with the thrust of the piece, but urging term limits as the real answer to the dysfunctions of the Congress. After...

By Ezra Klein  | January 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  California, Government  
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California's scary sneak preview

This column originally appeared in the Sunday business section. We Californians pride ourselves on the crystal-ball quality of our state. Auto emissions regulations, the tech boom and bust, Ronald Reagan, Hispanic immigration, the anti-tax revolt, the mortgage bubble, the...

By Ezra Klein  | January 4, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  California  
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Older Entries in This Category »

And the Californiacation of America continues, Ezra Klein , December 23, 2009
Why California is such a mess, Ezra Klein , December 1, 2009
California blegging, Ezra Klein , November 23, 2009
The Role of Prop. 13 , Ezra Klein , August 5, 2009
The Politics of Taxes in California, Ezra Klein , July 23, 2009
California: Still Ahead of the Curve, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
Crisis in California, Ezra Klein , June 16, 2009
California Leavin', Ezra Klein , June 15, 2009
Blame Prop 13!, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
Is California Getting a Raw Deal?, Ezra Klein , June 2, 2009
As Goes California, So Goes the Nation?, Ezra Klein , May 26, 2009
 
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