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California

  1. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  2. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  3. gubernatorial recall
    Oregon Republicans Aim to Recall Democratic Governor Over Climate Change PlansAfter their legislators left the state to thwart a cap-and-trade bill, Republicans want to depose Brown for threatening executive action on emissions.
  4. college athletics
    California’s ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Bill: An Idea That’s Long OverdueThe rotten hypocrisy of college “amateur athletics” needs to yield to fair treatment of the kids who are creating wealth for everyone else.
  5. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Star Is Rising, But There Are Major Hurdles AheadHarris is beginning to show the promise that made her an early favorite. But her path to the Democratic nomination is narrow and perilous.
  6. lawsuits
    California Officially Comes to Its SensesCancer warnings won’t hit the Golden State’s coffee cups after all.
  7. vision 2020
    Nobody’s Conceding California to Kamala Harris in the 2020 RaceThe Golden State’s favorite daughter needs a win at home, but it will be tricky, as appearances by 13 of her rivals this weekend showed.
  8. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  9. life after warming
    Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.A bulletin from our climate future.
  10. california
    California Bets That Progressive Policies Will Reinforce Economic GrowthTrump & Co. can conflate conservative policies and economic growth all they want; California’s doing fine going in a very different direction.
  11. california
    Teacher Battling Breast Cancer Forced to Pay For Her SubstituteUnder California law, teachers have to pay for their own replacements while on extended sick leave.
  12. vision 2020
    California Could Ban Trump From 2020 Primary Unless He Releases Tax ReturnsJerry Brown vetoed a similar bill requiring all candidates to release their tax returns, but Gavin Newsom might sign it.
  13. domestic terrorism
    What We Know About the Southern California Synagogue ShootingA 60-year-old woman was killed in a heroic attempt to protect the rabbi. More would likely have died if the white supremacist’s weapon hadn’t jammed.
  14. domestic terrorism
    What We Know About the Southern California Synagogue ShootingA 60-year-old woman was killed in a heroic attempt to protect the rabbi. More would likely have died if the white supremacist’s weapon hadn’t jammed.
  15. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Need 2016 Support Levels to Win Lots of DelegatesThe 15 percent minimum threshold for winning delegates will make it easier for front-runners like Sanders and Biden to hog them.
  16. kamala harris
    California Is a Golden Opportunity — and Challenge — for Kamala Harris in 2020Harris is running third behind Biden and Sanders in the latest poll of her home state, but she hopes to boost her standing with an earlier win.
  17. vision 2020
    California May Move to ‘Unrig’ Rules Affecting IndependentsProposed legislation would let independents know they need to ask for a Democratic ballot in the 2020 presidential primary.
  18. vision 2020
    Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020Republicans are becoming far too accustomed to joining the president in attributing any electoral setbacks to Democratic conspiracies.
  19. now smell this
    Louis Vuitton Has a Cheerful New Cologne CollectionThree California-inspired unisex scents in brightly colored bottles.
  20. the democrats
    Democratic Prosecutors Aren’t Learning From the Mistakes of Their PredecessorsIn declining to charge Stephon Clark’s killers, California attorney general Xavier Becerra is failing to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.
  21. election fraud
    GOP Finally Has Documented Case of Election Fraud — Committed by RepublicansThe GOP pushes voter suppression to fight imaginary fraud, but that wouldn’t have stopped Republicans accused of tainting a North Carolina House race.
  22. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  23. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  24. high-speed rail
    Newsom Derails Jerry Brown’s Pet High-Speed Rail ProjectThe project has been far over-budget, behind schedule, and not very popular. The only surprise was how rapidly Newsom gave it the heave-ho.
  25. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  26. pda
    Invading Elephant Seals Are Using Popular Beach for SexcationThe Elephant seals that overran a California beach are now procreating on it.
  27. interviews
    Meet Soleil Ho, America’s Newest Restaurant CriticHo takes over at the San Francisco Chronicle after the previous critic held the job for 30-plus years.
  28. collective action
    This Beach Belongs to the Elephant Seals NowThey reclaimed it during the government shutdown.
  29. national parks
    It Could Take Joshua Tree 300 Years to Recover From the Government ShutdownAccording to a former park official, the damage has been “irreparable.”
  30. disgraceful
    A Line Cook Says She Was Fired for Speaking SpanishFrancisca Pérez alleges her boss demanded she speak English.
  31. mitch mcconnell
    In New Op-ed, McConnell Attacks Campaign Finance Reform and Voting RightsMcConnell jokes — and lies — his way through a Trump-friendly review of Democratic ethics and voting reforms.
  32. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  33. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  34. politics
    Basically Everything Is Improved by an Interrupting ToddlerCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom’s son wandered on stage during his inaugural speech.
  35. power
    California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals From Now OnIt’s the first state to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet shops.
  36. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  37. elections
    Why ‘Election Night’ Is an Outdated and Dangerous Relic of the PastMore and more, the traditional media-driven drama of single-day voting and vote counting is out of line with reality. And that’s bad for democracy.
  38. crime
    Two Unruly Nuns Apparently Embezzled $500,000 From School, Hit the CasinoSo much for that whole vow of poverty thing.
  39. 2018 midterms
    The New Republican Myth of California Voter FraudPaul Ryan and other Republicans are implying that California’s slow vote counts disguise fraud. It’s important to debunk these myths before 2020.
  40. travel
    Explore the New California Cool in SacramentoLive out your Lady Bird fantasies in this city with a burgeoning food-and-drink scene.
  41. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  42. outbreaks
    FDA Says It’s Identified the Source of the Romaine OutbreakWhich means romaine lettuce may return to the produce section very soon.
  43. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  44. natural disasters
    The California Wildfires Death Count Rises to 65Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate, and a number of celebrities have lost their homes to the fires.
  45. 2018 midterms
    Another Democrat Just Won Her Congressional Race in GOP DistrictKatie Porter won her congressional race, flipping a GOP seat for the Democrats.
  46. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  47. food fight
    Brave Californian Admits in Public That In-N-Out Is Just OkaySpeak truth to burgers.
  48. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  49. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  50. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaTwelve people were found dead. Here’s what happened.
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