Why the Productive Middle Class Leave California

The great medieval Jewish philosopher and poet, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi, was based in Spain and aspired to live in Israel someday. He ultimately realized his dream. Famously, he wrote: “My heart is in the East, and I am at the utmost corner of the West.” With winter approaching, I have no desire to be in New York or New Jersey, but I relate to those words.

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The Myth of Regenerative Ranching

When foodies sink their teeth into a slab of cheese from one of the historic dairy farms in Point Reyes, their minds probably run to grass-fed cows ranging free on the lush green oceanside hills of Marin County. Over 5,000 dairy cows and beef cattle roam the Point Reyes National Seashore National Park in full view of visiting tourists.

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The Myth of Regenerative Ranching

When foodies sink their teeth into a slab of cheese from one of the historic dairy farms in Point Reyes, their minds probably run to grass-fed cows ranging free on the lush green oceanside hills of Marin County. Over 5,000 dairy cows and beef cattle roam the Point Reyes National Seashore National Park in full view of visiting tourists.

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Kyrsten Sinema’s Grapes of Wealth

An Instagram photo posted by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). (Kirsten Sinema / @kyrstensinema via Instagram)

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The California Recall Effort Has Officially Failed

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California voters have chosen to retain Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election, with early results giving the first-term governor a landslide 70-30 mandate to remain in office.

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The California Recall Effort Has Officially Failed

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California voters have chosen to retain Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election, with early results giving the first-term governor a landslide 70-30 mandate to remain in office.

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California’s Recall Election Rules Are Dumb. BoJack Horseman Offers a Better Option.

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When California announced in February that enough signatures were gathered to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, I decided to look up the rules and regulations for such an election. The convoluted nature of the process (even though this is about recalling him, his name does not appear on the ballot?) intrigued me, and I was reminded immediately of BoJack Horseman, a cartoon for adults on Netflix.

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California’s Recall Election Rules Are Dumb. BoJack Horseman Offers a Better Option.

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When California announced in February that enough signatures were gathered to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, I decided to look up the rules and regulations for such an election. The convoluted nature of the process (even though this is about recalling him, his name does not appear on the ballot?) intrigued me, and I was reminded immediately of BoJack Horseman, a cartoon for adults on Netflix.

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The California recall is a microcosm of what has become the GOP’s strategy of trickery

Larry Elder speaking at the 2016 FreedomFest at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2016, Gage Skidmore

The stakes of the California recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom couldn’t be higher. Voting, either by mail or in person, ends Tuesday, and if Newsom is recalled, the bluest state in the country will not just have a Republican governor, but Larry Elder, a right-wing talk radio host who is a loon even by the standards of the party that elected Donald Trump.

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It’s California Recall Day, and This Is Your Reminder that Larry Elder Is Bonkers

Of the 46 names on the ballot in the recall election against California Governor Gavin Newsom, Larry Elder ended up having the best chance of succeeding the first-term governor if voters recalled him. It’s a bizarre turn of events because there were other candidates with longer, more serious records. Elder’s most formidable “record” is his history of bizarre, controversial, and fringe statements throughout his campaign and before that as a bombastic conservative radio host. 
Elder has a penchant for the explosive on par with Donald Trump’s.

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