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Commentary: Unsolicited advice for California's GOP

Believe it or not, I want the California Republican Party to do well. I agree with nearly none of its platform, and its troglodytic elected officials are good only for internet memes and scary bedtime stories.

But we as a state need a competitive democracy to truly thrive. The Democrats have a near supermajority in both chambers (recently lost because of resignations in the wake of #MeToo) and can pass nearly anything they want; that makes Sacramento little better than Mexico under

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