FROM Jerry Brown
Governor Brown: On His Way to Paris On his way to the Climate Summit in Paris, Governor Jerry Brown spoke to reporters and radio hosts today. I asked him what he hopes to accomplish since California has no official role. He says California's a "catalyst" for change in the fight against greenhouse emissions. Is that's consistent with his support for fracking, diverting cap-and-trade fees to high-speed rail and watching the oil industry score a big victory in Sacramento?
Jerry Brown on His Latest Campaign for Governor If you're old enough, Jerry Brown needs no introduction. If you're not, the current Attorney General of California was Secretary of State and Governor in the 1970's. He ran for President three times, then spent eight years as Mayor of Oakland. Now he wants to be Governor all over again.
Global Warming and Health Care Reform One of Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature issues is Global Warming. He announced today that eight western states and Canadian provinces have established the common goal of reducing greenhouse gases. But Senators from Schwarzenegger’s own Republican Party denounced Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown when he sued San Bernardino County for failing to include greenhouse gas targets in its long-term growth plan. Yesterday, that suit was settled.
California Battles E.P.A. in War on Global Warming California officials are threatening to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency . Governor Schwarzenegger wants to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting emissions from cars, light trucks and some SUV’s. But that’s a federal prerogative unless the EPA grants a waiver.
The Race for California Attorney General California's Attorney General is Democrat Bill Lockyer, but term limits have led him to run for Treasurer . Democrat Jerry Brown wants to replace him, as does Republican Charles Poochigian . Brown, Mayor of Oakland one of the best known politicians in California, followed his father, "Pat" Brown, to the Governorship, separated by eight years of Ronald Reagan. "Pat" Brown was Attorney General before he was Governor, and now Jerry Brown wants to follow him to that office as well. Poochigian, a two-term State Senator and former Assemblyman from Fresno, is less well known and far behind in the polls. We hear from both candidates on gun control, the environment and capitol punishment.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.