So. As you may be aware, the state of California is medium-to-super-level fucked when it comes to raising revenues and preserving core programs. How'd we get here? This week, intrepid reporter/cool-name-haver Darwin BondGraham has an in-depth history of the way the Right's "stranglehold over the state's political discourse and how government operates" has left us as screwed as we are. Read it and weep.