Illustration of Democratic debate on climate change

The Democratic presidential candidates should hold a climate debate

The decision for the DNC to not hold a climate debate shows that the majority of DNC members do not seem to value these connections. A debate focused purely on the climate would allow Americans to hear about the substantive differences between the various candidates’ plans to address the climate emergency.
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Democratic candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck vie for California superintendent of public instruction

California state Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck — both members of the Democratic party — are running for the role of state superintendent of public instruction. Current superintendent Tom Torlakson is stepping down after holding the position since 2010, having narrowly defeated Tuck for re-election in 2014.
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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The personal and the political

Last week’s piece was not a reflection of my personal views, but rather an investigation into why a growing number of left-leaning California voters feel that the current political system fails to represent their values.
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