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California news and analysis from The Nation
July 13, 2021
Is There No Way Out of the Climate Crisis?
There isn’t without global action against fossil fuel companies.
June 30, 2021
Maybe We Shouldn’t Go Back to Normal
“Normal has always been a perilous reality.”
June 25, 2021
#FreeBritney Is Damn Right
The law has failed Britney Spears and likely many others—young, old, often female. Now it’s time to change it.
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.
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June 16, 2021
Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life
On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.
June 14, 2021
How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue
Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.
June 4, 2021
A Tale of 2 States
Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.
June 1, 2021
In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right
Charles and Willa Bruce, Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, lost their land to eminent domain in 1924. Nearly 100 years later, it’s being returned to their living descendants.
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.