This letter, from our December 7, 1911 issue, and editorial, from October 27, 1962, are special selections from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on California, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article ever.
A political epic with a cast of thousands.
California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.
Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?
How dismal was election night 2002?
With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.
The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.
CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.
The Republican wave that swept the country seemed to crash and recede
right at the California border, but only barely.