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Training to 'Hold Power Accountable'

August 10, 2017

California Common Cause recently completed its annual Student Activist Training, a weekend of seminars and team-building for collegians interested in working on democracy reform on their campuses and in their communities.

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An Eloquent Plea; A Flawed Vote

July 25, 2017

Diagnosed with a brain tumor last week, John McCain returned to the Senate on Tuesday with his perspective on his life and service there sharpened by that confrontation with his own mortality.

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Justice Department Backing Away from Civil Rights Enforcement

June 15, 2017

The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions is gradually eliminating one of the judiciary’s most important tools for civil rights enforcement: “consent decrees” that give judges long-term oversight over individuals, groups and government agencies that have engaged in discrimination.

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