ISSUES: Blackjack and Bras

The voters last week not only picked candidates for office; they also had opportunities to establish policy and make laws, though they were generally in a negative mood and chose not to. Across the nation there were hundreds of voter initiatives and referendums on state, city, county and town ballots. In California the electorate confronted a bewildering array of 17 separate statewide propositions, including one that called for the elimination of all masculine terms from the state constitution (it passed). Connecticut voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment barring sex discrimination identical to the as yet unratified national Equal Rights Amendment....

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