California

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.

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.

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