California

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.

Six Things the Media Doesn't Understand About Obamacare
November 18, 2013

People losing their insurance is a bigger story, unfortunately, than people getting insurance for the first time.

It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
November 07, 2013

Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.

Obamacare Rate Shock and Premium Joy: Now It's Real
October 28, 2013

The conversation about Obamacare shifted a bit over the weekend. Nobody has forgotten about the technical problems with healthcare.gov.

California Shows the Country How to Overcome GOP Dead-Enders
October 20, 2013

California works again—and so could the nation if we follow its example

The Truth About the Obamacare Rollout
The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better.
October 18, 2013

The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better. 

Obamacare Glitches Are Real—and Matter Less Than You Think
October 02, 2013

Republicans spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day glitches. Democrats spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day successes.Both spoke the truth. One truth matters more.

Obamacare Online Will Be Glitchy. Don't Freak Out.
September 20, 2013

October 1 is less than two weeks away. And if you have followed the coverage of Obamacare, then you have heard a lot about that date.

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