Study the Moonbeam, Obama
July 01, 2013

Learning the lessons from California.

Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill
June 27, 2013

The consensus among decent people in favor of the immigration bill making its way through Congress is so firm that expressing dissent feels a bit like taking the floor to suggest we chop down the Redwood National Park.

The Gay-Marriage Victory Is Bigger Than You Think
June 26, 2013

How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality.

Un-rigging the Rate-Shock Debate
June 05, 2013

Not all healthy 25-year-olds will pay more under Obamacare. Here's why.

Anatomy of a Bogus Obamacare Argument
June 03, 2013

How an irresponsible Forbes writer distorted the debate.

California Will Be Spared the Obamacare Apocalypse
May 24, 2013

No sticker shock here—just affordable insurance premiums.

Inaugural Party Hopping: Californian Politicians Predicting Oscars Edition
January 20, 2013

What to Talk About with California Pols at an Inauguration Party? Oscars, of Course.

Why Helen Hunt Deserves a Best Actress Oscar for The Sessions
January 19, 2013

The Oscars are odd. It’s just about the only reason left for having them; that and for the sake of the people who make red carpets. Every year when the nominations come out, there are three or four days of stories about the “surprises” and the people who were “snubbed.” So Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow were overlooked, but Michael Haneke was remarked on. And Helen Hunt got a supporting actress nod for The Sessions. No, I’m not suggesting that she was undeserving—far from it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The One-Man Brand That America Keeps Buying
January 18, 2013

The Governator keeps coming back—because retirement is for sissies.

There's a War in Cyberspace over Icons vs. Text
January 17, 2013

How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?