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Don’t be alarmed if Legislature’s housing package makes things worse

SACRAMENTO — I’ve occasionally quoted journalist H.L. Mencken’s quip that the “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” But after years of covering California politics, I think the quotation needs […]
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