California

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Testifies Before The Senate Banking Committee

The Latest Banking Crisis Is Brought to You by the Federal Reserve The Latest Banking Crisis Is Brought to You by the Federal Reserve

There’s a lot of blame to go around for the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank. But the Fed’s myopic attitude towards inflation bears much of the responsibility.

Mar 17, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Bankers Lobbied for Deregulation, Congress Capitulated, and Now Banks Are Collapsing

Bankers Lobbied for Deregulation, Congress Capitulated, and Now Banks Are Collapsing Bankers Lobbied for Deregulation, Congress Capitulated, and Now Banks Are Collapsing

The Silicon Valley Bank collapse doesn’t require a bailout. It requires stronger bank oversight and the repeal of the 2018 “economic growth” act.

Mar 14, 2023 / John Nichols

The Obscene Invention of California Capitalism

The Obscene Invention of California Capitalism The Obscene Invention of California Capitalism

A conversation with Malcolm Harris about his new history of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, the West Coast's settler ideology, and recent turbulence in the world of tech.

Mar 15, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Emma Hager

Deported to a Country You Can’t Remember

Deported to a Country You Can’t Remember Deported to a Country You Can’t Remember

The Biden administration sent Phoeun You, a former child refugee, to Cambodia after more than four decades in the US. Governor Gavin Newsom has the power to bring him back.

Mar 10, 2023 / Jessie Lau

E. Pico Blvd. in the Garment District of Los Angeles

LA’s Zoning Plan Pits Garment Workers Against Developers LA’s Zoning Plan Pits Garment Workers Against Developers

The Downtown LA 2040 proposal could force garment factories to close and replace affordable housing with luxury developments.

Mar 6, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

What Life Is Like in Fresno’s “War Zone”

What Life Is Like in Fresno’s “War Zone” What Life Is Like in Fresno’s “War Zone”

A community of migrants and unhoused people call the shuttered downtown of this California city home.

Mar 6, 2023 / Editorial / David Bacon

California Puts the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Penalty Box

California Puts the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Penalty Box California Puts the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Penalty Box

New legislation would empower the state’s energy commission to investigate price gouging and implement fines for refiners.

Feb 24, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Katie Porter Is Aiming for Dianne Feinstein’s Seat

Katie Porter Is Aiming for Dianne Feinstein’s Seat Katie Porter Is Aiming for Dianne Feinstein’s Seat

Now that the 89-year-old California senator has announced her retirement, progressive Democrats are lining up to run.

Feb 17, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

Climate Crisis Forest Fire

California’s Extreme Weather Is the Future of Climate Change California’s Extreme Weather Is the Future of Climate Change

After years of thirst, the state has been drowning, and the poorest people have been among those hardest hit.

Feb 8, 2023 / Rebecca Gordon

California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns

California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns

The state is reeling after a week of mass shootings that underscores the bloody price we pay for our worship of guns.

Jan 27, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

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