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  • Jewish pot activist Mason Tvert hits new high with marijuana legalization vote in Colorado

    November 12, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of humor.

    Some years ago, in his efforts to persuade the public that marijuana is far less of a health menace than alcohol,...

  • Campaign 2012 election day updates from your favorite fantasy movies [TOP 10 List]

    By Jay Firestone

    November 6, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Jeff Hensiek and Adam Wills contributed to the post.

    1) Star Wars, Episode VII:

    Han Solo casts the ceremonial first ballot in the first free elections since the fall of the Empire.  

    2) Harry Potter

    Voting by Owl accounts for most accurate election results in history of...

  • Why we support Prop. 30

    November 1, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    There are those who say California doesn’t have seasons. But sadly, when it comes to California’s chronic budget deficit, each fiscal year brings yet another dreary forecast calling for drastic cuts to services for our state’s most vulnerable residents. Such bad fiscal weather is...

  • Jewish groups split on gay marriage ruling

    February 8, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    Jewish groups split on a federal appeals court ruling that allows same-sex couples to marry in California.

    The 2-1 decision Tuesday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that said same-sex marriages violated the state constitution....

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  • Rabbis on anti-gay marriage Prop 8: Yes, no, maybe

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2008 | 12:16 am

    "Prop. 8 is presently the most crucial battle of the culture war here." -- Penny Harrington, legislative director, Concerned Women for America in California

    The arguments and epithets surrounding state Prop. 8 are rising in volume and intensity as the Nov. 4 election draws near, so...

  • Hot Propositions

    By Eric Roth

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    California's ballot initiatives have been making laws and national headlines since 1911. Designed by Governor Hiram Johnson to take politics directly to the people and over the heads of a corrupt legislature, the initiative process often focuses on populist issues. California voters...
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