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California news and analysis from The Nation
April 16, 2021
Climate Migration Has Come to the United States
After living through a spate of record-breaking wildfires, some Californians are opting to leave the state.
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.
April 14, 2021
Undanced Dances During a Pandemic
From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.
April 12, 2021
What the Cops Off Campus Movement Looks Like Across the Country
When we talk about police divestment, these students argue, we have to remember campus cops, too.
April 9, 2021
New Immigration Policy Is Opening Doors for Mixed-Status Families
The harshest excesses of the Trump era are being unraveled across the country.
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April 2, 2021
New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE
An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison companies.
March 19, 2021
The Campaign Against Gavin Newsom Sets Its Targets on Social Justice
An effort to recall the California governor is aimed at blocking progress toward reducing wealth inequality and mass incarceration.
March 12, 2021
Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Be a Huge Benefit for Undocumented Workers
This federal sea change in policy comes after years of efforts by Western states to reimagine their social safety nets.
March 9, 2021
Meet Julie Su, California’s Fighter for Workers
Biden’s nominee for deputy labor secretary has been a champion of the underrepresented for nearly three decades.
February 26, 2021
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.