Can Progressives Trust Xavier Becerra to Police the Police?

In his two years on the job, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has crafted an image as a progressive warrior, suing the Trump Administration dozens of times and delivering the Democrats’ Spanish-language rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union ...
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Cal GOP Loses Another Lawmaker. He’s Now a Democrat.

SACRAMENTO — A moderate California Republican state lawmaker switched parties Thursday while criticizing the policies and leadership of President Donald Trump, whom he said has led the party "to the extreme." Assemblyman Brian Maienschein said he and the Re...
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More Democrat Governors, More Skepticism of Charter Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ...