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California tests populist vision of ‘direct democracy’

By Dan Walters In summary California is testing Hiram Johnson’s vision that “direct democracy” can overcome special interest influence. California’s great reformer, former Gov. Hiram Johnson, envisioned that “direct democracy” would be an effective curb on special interest influence. At the time, more than a century ago, the Southern Pacific Railroad dominated a corrupt state […]