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California news and analysis from The Nation
January 12, 2021
Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.
In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.
December 24, 2020
This California Law Offers Biden a Tool in the Fight for Environmental Justice
With a community-based approach, AB 617 could help guide Biden’s EPA in leveraging the 1970 Clean Air Act to fight for racial justice.
December 24, 2020
John Locke and America’s Cult of Private Property
Californians both voted to protect their private property rights and for Biden by a nearly two-to-one margin. How do those two things square?
Rachael Scarborough King
December 9, 2020
What I Learned Moving Cross-Country Twice in 4 Months
Global catastrophe has a way of putting life into perspective.
December 8, 2020
We’re Now Facing Both a Public Health and a Poverty Catastrophe
Trump’s malevolent mismanagement of the Covid-19 crisis has been compounded by ineptitude at the state level.
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November 25, 2020
Good Times and End Times on 26th and Folsom
The weed is legal, the virus is spiking, and kids dream of robots protecting their families from the landlord.
November 10, 2020
Can American Labor Survive Prop 22?
The California ballot measure could be the most radical undoing of labor legislation since Taft-Hartley.
November 4, 2020
California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform
Results are not final, and some are not progressive, but Golden State voters continue to turn away from the tough-on-crime course set in the 1990s.
October 22, 2020
Mike Davis: Climate Change, Extreme Fires, and White Flight
Plus Rennie Davis on
The Trial of the Chicago 7.
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October 19, 2020
How Climate-Driven Disasters Threaten Climate Progress
As climate change fans the flames of wildfires up and down the West Coast, those same fires also endanger efforts to combat climate change.