Sacramento's fragile deal on the state budget is in the best tradition of California governing, according to editorial cartoonist Steve Greenberg. See more of LA Sketchbook by Greenberg in the archive. His bio and link to his website are also there.
Plus, the real thing: the governor, wielding a knife and making light of cuts that could mean real pain for many of thousands of Californians. KTLA's Eric Spillman asks, is it in bad taste?: