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Four years ago, a cancer formally took over our body politic. We then began several exhausting years of uncertain chemotherapy. Tuesday marked a relieving end to the first part of the battle. Yet, it’s too early to celebrate being cancer-free as all originating conditions remain in our political system.
To provide a guide for needed repairs, this issue takes inspiration from famed muckraker Lincoln Steffens’ “Shame of the Cities” series a century ago. The goal is to help restore the health of and confidence in our democracy.
Political Industrial Complex
The Shame of Our Campaigns, a primer
Fundraising: Rep. Doris Matsui’s addiction to opioid donations
How to spend a million dollars without really trying
The Far-Rightward slide of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
2020 Race Preview
Contestable? Two State Assembly districts look prime for Democratic upgrade
The continuing shame of the Patterson for Congress campaign
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