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Xi Jinping and Gavin Newsom meeting China

Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy

We need intelligent dialogue, not crude confrontation.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jake Werner

Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey

Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey

The former baseball star wants to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in California, and his celebrity status might just give him a chance.

Oct 18, 2023 / Editorial / Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele

A homeless encampment of tents neatly sit underneath the I-5 freeway in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Fed Up With the Homelessness Crisis, the Sacramento County DA Sues the City Fed Up With the Homelessness Crisis, the Sacramento County DA Sues the City

Can DA Thien Ho’s lawsuit force cities to more effectively confront a growing humanitarian catastrophe?

Sep 22, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Striking hotel front desk agent Lauren Lesure, center, and other hotel workers and their supporters rally at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, August 7, 2023.

The Hugely Important Strike You’re Not Hearing Enough About The Hugely Important Strike You’re Not Hearing Enough About

The LA hotel workers’ strike is vast, high-stakes, and being met with intense resistance. So why isn’t it getting more national attention?

Sep 8, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass speaks during a press conference to announce new efforts to curb recent retail thefts on August 17, 2023.

Progressives Need to Have Real Answers on Crime Progressives Need to Have Real Answers on Crime

California shows that unless the left acknowledges the need to make communities safe while maintaining support for criminal justice reform, right-wing demagogues will latch onto t...

Sep 1, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

A map of worker-owned cooperative businesses in the bay area from NoBAWC's website

Is This a Form of Capitalism Progressives Can Embrace? Is This a Form of Capitalism Progressives Can Embrace?

Cooperatives can be part of the solution in building the working and middle class in this country.

Aug 15, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A tent city in Culver City, California.

Other Countries Know Housing Is a Human Right. Why Doesn’t America? Other Countries Know Housing Is a Human Right. Why Doesn’t America?

Many European countries have systems to help unhoused people that put our society to shame. When will we change?

Jul 28, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

AI Chat Illustration

Hollywood’s Robot Overlords Hollywood’s Robot Overlords

The tech-driven takeover of the film industry aims at squeezing maximum profit out of art, draining it of all its humanity in the process.

Jul 21, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

An Urban Alchemy ambassador patrols an encampment in front of San Francisco’s City Hall.

How Urban Alchemy Turns Homelessness Into Gold How Urban Alchemy Turns Homelessness Into Gold

Cities are pouring money into the nonprofit to manage encampments and patrol the streets where unhoused residents congregate. Not everyone is happy about it.

Jul 19, 2023 / Feature / Paige Oamek and Rohan Montgomery

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LA’s Hotel Workers Are on Strike LA’s Hotel Workers Are on Strike

They are overworked and underpaid. But so far, only one hotel has offered them a fair contract.

Jul 14, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

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