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California news and analysis from The Nation
November 3, 2017
New America Media Is Closing—and That’s Bad News for All American Media
A Bay Area news service that grew out of the Vietnam War endured to cover a changing America, but foundered in today’s bottom-line culture.
October 18, 2017
No Sanctuary in Fire-Stricken California’s Immigrant Communities
Toxic smoke, destroyed homes, and fears of deportation are hitting immigrant communities all at once across Northern California.
September 29, 2017
From Free Lunch to Public Banks, These Cities Are Giving Us Hope
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance: Alameda to Elyria and beyond.
August 23, 2017
How Maxine Waters Became a Heroine for the Trump Era
When it comes to challenging Trump, the congresswoman from California says, “I’m gonna take off the gloves and I’m gonna put my career on the line.”
July 31, 2017
These Cities Are Putting Our Fractious Federal Government to Shame
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Denver to Minneapolis.
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July 17, 2017
Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?
The real issue in the fight for single-payer health care in California is not cost—it is political will and political priorities.
June 21, 2017
California Is Massively Expanding One of the Most Effective Tools to Make Work Pay Better
The number of families helped by the Golden State’s Earned Income Tax Credit is about to triple.
Joseph N. Sanberg
June 14, 2017
Will the Warriors Turn Down a Trip to the White House?
If any team would publicly and collectively decide not to make the White House visit, it would be these Warriors.
June 2, 2017
The California Senate Just Passed Single-Payer Health Care
The movement for "Medicare for All" is real, and it's winning.
May 23, 2017
California Takes Center Stage in the Resistance to Trump
The state Democratic Party has been moving rapidly to the left—and because it has a supermajority, that portends big social reforms.