Props 20 and 27: Who's Behind the Political Battle Lines?

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Propositions 20 and 27 are a recipe for confusion, two measures with different answers to the same question: should an independent panel draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts, or should it be the politicians themselves?  Voters can decide to expand what they did two years ago or reverse themselves, with important consequences for the distribution of political power. Also, community colleges and California's economic future. A study of failure shows the key to success. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "multiculturalism" is a failure and that it's time for a change. Have Turkish immigrants refused to assimilate, or are they unwelcome? Is the question an unwelcome of Germany's dark past?

Banner image: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses guests at his election night party on November 8, 2005. As the results of the special election came in it appeared that Schwarzenegger failed in his push to rein in the Democrat-controlled Assembly with ballot measures that would remove legislators' redistricting powers. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images



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