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California news and analysis from The Nation
November 27, 2015
November 27, 1978: San Francisco Councilman Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone Are Assassinated
“Milk spoke to and for his homosexual supporters, but he believed he was working for a greater good: the liberation of the surrounding society.”
November 13, 2015
8 in 10 Hotel Workers Have Been Harassed at Work
These hospitality workers are pushing for a “panic button” to prevent the attacks that have become endemic in the industry.
October 8, 2015
At Catholic Hospitals, a ‘Right to Life’ but Not a Right to Death
Five states permit doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives, but Catholic hospitals still refuse to let their patients “die with dignity.”
October 1, 2015
It’s Time to Lock In the Wins of the Climate Movement
This is a new generation’s moment in history.
September 22, 2015
How Automatic Voter Registration Can Transform American Politics
50 years after the Voting Rights Act, a quarter of Americans are still not registered to vote.
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September 21, 2015
Oakland Residents Respond as the Largest Police Training in the World Invades
The Urban Shield police expo has become so popular among police around the world that the Sheriff’s Office no longer has to advertise.
September 18, 2015
Why Is the ‘Radical Pope’ About to Canonize a Priest Who Helped Enslave and Murder Native Americans?
It's time to confront, not celebrate, the other American slavery.
September 2, 2015
A Retelling: The Clubwomen
A writer reflects on her grandmothers’ struggles with progress and peril in a changing America.
August 17, 2015
If You Want to Know the Future of the Climate, Look at California
California’s struggle with climate change will soon reach the rest of the country.
July 30, 2015
The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames
When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.