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Schwarzenegger’s California

Are we better off after the 2003 recall election? Has Schwarzenegger been able to translate his massive popularity into effectiveness? All week, Bill Bradley and Bill Boyarsky debate California under Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Will Arnold be back?
    Will Arnold be back?

    Bill Bradley says Schwarzenegger has a bright future in politics. Bill Boyarsky says the governor has instilled a feeling of optimism in the Capitol previously absent from Sacramento.

  • Has Arnold's 'post-partisanship' worked?
    Has Arnold's 'post-partisanship' worked?

    Bill Boyarsky says it's impossible for any California governor to deal outside partisanship. Bill Bradley says Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats brokered several landmark deals under the spirit of non-partisanship.

  • Was Arnold right to terminate the budget?
    Was Arnold right to terminate the budget?

    Bill Bradley says that after years of failed leadership on the budget, Schwarzenegger has an opportunity to restore some stability. Bill Boyarsky praises the governor for standing up for fiscal sanity

  • Can California survive 'no new taxes'?
    Can California survive 'no new taxes'?

    Bill Boyarsky says California needs a complete tax-structure overhaul. Bill Bradley says Arnold Schwarzenegger, despite his words, has never been completely averse to raising some taxes.

  • Is California better off with Arnold?
    Is California better off with Arnold?

    Bill Bradley says Schwarzenegger can claim an impressive list of accomplishments despite the state’s budget mess. Bill Boyarsky says the governor hasn’t displayed the leadership of past Sacramento greats where it matters most: the budget.

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