December 4 Open Thread

Some links for your weekend.

• Sen. Romero is working on legislation to block election losers from getting unemployment for their old elected offices.

• California progressives are leading the charge against the escalation in Afghanistan.

• The Sacramento Utilities Distrct got some federal grant money for n energy storage test.

• And finally, for you uber-nerds, check out the Capitol Notes podcast with John Myers and Anthony York. They’re taking a look at some of the musical chairs for 2010.