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The winds of change are blowing in America — just not California's way

The winds of change are blowing in America — just not California's way

Much like the fabled Santa Ana winds, the California primary blew in from the east and enveloped the state in a prolonged spell of hot air. But whereas the climatological Santa Anas can spark wildfires and ruin, Tuesday’s political windstorm did little to alter the California landscape. If anything, the vote served as a reminder of just how dishwater-dull the Golden State has become.

Most local candidates seemed unaffected by the grass-roots revolutionaries that are Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Looking down the ticket, there was no “Feel the Bern” acolyte who pulled off a primary upset. On the Republican side, 2014 gubernatorial also-ran Tim...

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