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Also on the show: California’s budget crisis may be coming to a close and that may be good for governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state politicians, but what about the potential crises to come, caused by a budget that severely cuts programs serving the elderly and the young, especially in the areas of health and education? And what are the prospects of any permanent solution for the wealthiest state in the union which seems perpetually broke? We’ll talk to Washington Post columnist and editor at large for the American Prospect Harold Meyerson.
— If Media Were Any Good, by David Swanson (AfterDowningStreet.org, 7/21/09)
— California: A Dream Decimated, by Harold Meyerson (Washington Post, 7/1/09)