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"Change is the order of the day," Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown declared
after California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis and replaced him
with film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown is right.

We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?

How can the GOP women endorse misogynist Schwarzenegger?

The giggle factor might propel a Jesse Ventura wannabe into management of the world's sixth-largest economy.

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.

California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

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April 20, 2015

Progressive groups are hoping to decouple Democrats from Wall Street by pushing a pledge to give up Wall Street donations.

April 9, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

March 23, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014