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July 30, 2021
Homelessness Escalates as California’s Recall Election Nears
The country's biggest blue state faces a potential upheaval.
July 9, 2021
Drought Takes Hold of California
As the recall election nears, rising heat and access to water may become defining political issues for the state.
June 25, 2021
The Fight Against Homelessness in California Is Just Beginning
New plans are promising, but they’re also just stopgap measures in confronting the West Coast’s burgeoning housing crisis.
June 18, 2021
Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback
With California’s recovery in full swing, the governor is poised to make it through the upcoming recall election unscathed.
May 28, 2021
Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem
Without mental health services, drug treatment programs, and job training for ex-prisoners, California's most vulnerable population will remain at risk.
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May 21, 2021
The Blue Welfare State
With its new budget proposal, California could be poised to go down the social-democratic route taken by most Western democracies three-quarters of a century ago.
May 7, 2021
The Arizona GOP’s Attack on Democracy
The Republican Party is determined to hold power, even against the will of the electorate. But working-class immigrants are fighting back.
April 30, 2021
Red Carpet at the Picket Line
As Hollywood’s aristocracy convened for the Oscars, laid-off hotel workers were protesting to get their jobs back.
April 23, 2021
The American Addiction to Violence
While a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder earlier this week, that verdict alone, though so desperately needed, was woefully insufficient.
April 16, 2021
The Ruins of Bunker Hill
A visit to Downtown Los Angeles makes plain how cities will be irrevocably changed by the pandemic.