California

It's a Summer of Record Heat, Drought, and Wildfires
California is in the middle of its worst drought in decades.
July 22, 2014

It's not just the time of year and it's not just you.

A New Provision Threatens California Inmates' First Amendment Rights
A year after the hunger strike, some things have improved, but some things have gotten worse
July 13, 2014

A year after the hunger strike, some things have improved, but some things have gotten worse.

California Gave New Moms and Dads Paid Leave—And It’s Working
Now imagine if paid leave became federal law
June 30, 2014

Now imagine if paid leave became federal law.

I'm Supposed to Be a Cynical Journalist, and I've Fallen in Love with a Politician
The excruciating pain of watching Matt Miller lose
June 16, 2014

The excruciating pain of watching Matt Miller lose.

This Just In: Uninsured in Red States Getting Shaft From Lawmakers
April 16, 2014

The states that need the most help aren't getting it, thanks to conservatives and their friends at the Supreme Court.

Trapped in a Devastating Drought, California Needs to Take on Some Surprising Sacred Cows
March 06, 2014

The state's water situation is life-changing. Here's the behavior that needs to be altered.  

Obamacare in Red and Blue America: Two Charts Tell the Story
January 19, 2014

Two graphs show how differently the Affordable Care Act is playing out in more conservative parts of the country.

A Crash Course in California Politics
Jerry Brown let Corinthian Colleges off easy. Will his successor, Kamala Harris?
January 19, 2014

Corinthian Colleges is one of the worst-performing higher education companies in the country. So why did the California government let it off the hook?

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country
January 13, 2014

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

Signing Up for Health Insurance in California Was Hell, But I'm Glad I Did It
November 18, 2013

As a nearly 25-year-old, healthy, non-smoking male living in San Francisco, I’ve spent the last six months preparing to be screwed by the Affordable Care Act.

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