Quick Hits

The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee has quietly decided to keep SuperDelegates though the committee has voted to dilute the superdelegates’ influence mostly by increasing the number of ordinary delegates. The full story in Newsweek.

Paul Krugman worries that US policymakers will view the US unemployment problem as a structural one and beyond their control and thus resolve to do nothing about it.

California's high court on Monday upheld the state's 14-year-old law barring preferential treatment of women and minorities in public school admissions, government hiring and contracting. In a 6-1 ruling, the state Supreme Court rejected arguments from the city of San Francisco and Attorney General Jerry Brown that the law, known as Proposition 209, violates federal equality protections. Opponents of the ban say it creates barriers for minorities and women that don't exist for other groups, such as veterans seeking preference. The story from the Associated Press.

The New York Times profiles Chris Dudley, the former NBA player for the Portland Trailblazers currently running for Governor in Oregon. Dudley is using the McDonnell-Christie playbook in hopes of becoming the first Republican to be elected Governor of Oregon since 1982.

The Los Angeles Times looks at Arizona's transition from being a state that was welcoming to immigrants to becoming the epicenter of anti-immigrant bashing.

Tags: Oregon Governor's Race, Chris Dudley, DNC, US Unemployment, Arizona, US Immigration Issues (all tags)

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"and thus resolve to do nothing about it."

How Reaganesque this phrase. But it was not only unemployment he didn't give a damn about, it was homelessness even among families.

So are we about to take a page out of history?

by MainStreet 2010-08-02 07:58PM | 0 recs
RE: Quick Hits

has the page been turned and the book burned?

by Palli 2010-08-03 10:35AM | 0 recs

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