LAT telling the truth

The LA Times has started a new, somewhat weblog-like feature called Golden State. They haven’t quite figured out comments or convenient blog-style formatting, but they do seem to have the telling the truth part down…

Most of the initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot have something in common: They’re facile solutions to complex problems. By “facile,” by the way, I don’t mean “simple”: Proposition 77, which would alter the redistricting process, has 36 provisions and runs to nearly 3,000 words. I mean they’re easily reduced to sound bites and slogans to conceal the agendas of their promoters and distract attention from their potential to unleash unintended consequences down the line.

Nice to see something to balance the mistakes their editorial page has been making.