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Stephen Whitburn: our next generation LGBT leader

Stephen Whitburn has built a grass-roots campaign and is running on an attractive platform that resurrects his open government ideas from his council race and includes a commitment to force the county government to finally meet its social service obligations to many overlooked communities.

State Senate working to maintain services with less revenue

The Senate is proposing to address the budget deficit through a balanced approach that includes a combination of program cuts, suspending corporate tax cuts, and extending current taxes due to end by June 30, 2011.

Solutions to the Gulf spill hide everywhere in plain sight

Everyday Americans want to help solve this problem but are being denied the access and chance to show their inventions and solutions. We are waiting for our leaders, someone, to tell us what to do and where to go to get to work.

Legal Ease: Police can now wrongfully arrest you just to get your DNA

Within the misdemeanor arraignment courts across the county, new Deputy District Attorneys are being instructed to offer criminal defendants outright dismissals of their cases if, and only if, those defendants voluntarily submit a DNA sample.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Socialism

The blatant link to a dissident Socialist movement from gay rights groups bothers me, and it should bother you, too, because Socialism and freedom cannot co-exist.