"California’s sinking, but GOP Senate race is about Israel." Brilliant lead by Rob Hotakainen of McClatchy:
California is broke, its 12.1 percent unemployment rate is among the highest in the nation, housing prices have plunged, home foreclosures have skyrocketed and a drought is threatening the state’s dwindling water supply. There also are plenty of other issues for would-be U.S. senators to debate, including the battered economy and a massive effort to overhaul the nation’s health care system.
Instead, the state’s Republican Senate primary has been heating up over Israel.