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California news and analysis from The Nation
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.
February 19, 2021
West Coast States’ Failure to Reopen Schools Is a Disaster
The ongoing closure is creating an educational, social, and mental-health crisis.
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February 12, 2021
Introducing My New Column: ‘From the Left Coast’
I’ll be exploring developments in the Pacific Coast states as well as, from time to time, the blue and purple states of the interior Southwest.
February 9, 2021
Mike Davis’s Forecast for the Left
His works of history and social criticism have grappled with the political and ecological disasters of the past. His work has now started to become more hopeful about the future.
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