California

The Case Against Closing Nuclear Power Plants

The Case Against Closing Nuclear Power Plants The Case Against Closing Nuclear Power Plants

Existing plants like Diablo Canyon obviate the need to draw on fossil fuel generators and should remain in service.

Apr 4, 2022 / Charles Komanoff

High gas prices in West Hollywood

California Scrambles to Manage Its Housing Crisis and Rising Gas Prices California Scrambles to Manage Its Housing Crisis and Rising Gas Prices

It’s time for the governor to push for deeper reforms—and for the federal government to follow suit.

Mar 25, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Who Drives the Climate Train?

Who Drives the Climate Train? Who Drives the Climate Train?

As both its victims and its drivers, humans could, at least theoretically, apply the brakes on the locomotive.

Mar 23, 2022 / Jane Braxton Little

California Governor Newsom Visits Encampment in Berkeley

Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness? Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?

Governor Newsom has taken a triumphant tone, but thousands are still sleeping in the streets.

Mar 11, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Kent Macdougall

A Socialist in the Newsroom: Kent MacDougall, 1931–2021 A Socialist in the Newsroom: Kent MacDougall, 1931–2021

The once-controversial reporter and teacher dies without notice.

Mar 11, 2022 / Tom Goldstein

Doctors hold

The Plan to Save Californians $117 Billion a Year by Switching to Single-Payer The Plan to Save Californians $117 Billion a Year by Switching to Single-Payer

Why is universal health care seen as prohibitively expensive when the status quo costs far more?

Feb 25, 2022 / Michael Lighty

The Bold New Campaign to “End Poverty in California”

The Bold New Campaign to “End Poverty in California” The Bold New Campaign to “End Poverty in California”

Poverty isn’t an individual choice—it’s a collective one. And just as we choose to perpetuate it, we can choose to abolish it.

Feb 23, 2022 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Dying on Tulsa Time

Dying on Tulsa Time Dying on Tulsa Time

Gavin Newsom’s pledge to shut down San Quentin’s death row brings capital punishment outliers into harsh relief.

Feb 14, 2022 / Tom Gogola

Homeless Struggle To Maintain New Encampment In Sacramento

California Needs to Get Serious About Homelessness California Needs to Get Serious About Homelessness

The state has failed to provide housing to the formerly incarcerated and other vulnerable people.

Feb 11, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Drama at Redding BOS meeting

California’s Red Counties California’s Red Counties

The alt-right’s ascendancy in Shasta County gives a window on what could be a fractious political future for California’s rural north.

Feb 4, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

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