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Border Myths

The nation is currently enduring a lengthy government shutdown because Congress won’t give Donald Trump $5.7 billion for a border wall he said that...

Flashbacks

40 Years Ago This WeekIn the auditorium of the Food and Agriculture Building on N. Street, where Jerry Brown was in the midst of...

Mandated California?

by Elizabeth Aguilera/CALmattersIn a scramble to keep people enrolled in healthcare plans, what did New Jersey, Vermont and the District of Columbia do earlier...

Should I Stay . . .

So where is Gavin Newsom, his wife and four young children going to live when he becomes governor next month? Turns out it’s kind...

Paradise Glossed

It’s been two weeks since the Camp fire broke out in Butte County, and the North Bay air is still filled with smoke from...

Holiday Arts 2018

Ready or not, nearly two months of holiday fun and cheer are coming your way. To help navigate the season and keep your spirits...

Midterm Exam

For years, the policy window for privatizing public schools has been wide open, and what was once considered an extreme or at least rare...

Brown Out

On its face, California’s Brown family political dynasty is the story of two men, but metaphorically it’s really the story of three.In the dialectical...

Get out of Jail—Free?

When legislators introduced the bill to abolish cash bail in California, it promised to be a victory for progressives trying to reverse the crisis...

Upfront: If You Build It?

Federal Reserve study offers stark counterpoint to accepted wisdom that more development = cheaper rent. An eye-opening report on Forbes.com over the weekend was making...