Democratic Fight in California Is a Warning for the National Party

By ADAM NAGOURNEY August 9, 2017 SACRAMENTO — For Democrats across the nation, California has offered a bright if lonely light this year. The party controls every statewide office and commands supermajorities in the Legislature. Gov. Jerry Brown and...

Northwestern Professor Held in Stabbing Death That Mystified Chicago

Wyndham Lathem, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, was arrested on Friday in California. By MATTHEW HAAG August 8, 2017 For more than a week, the gruesome killing of a young hairstylist in a downtown Chicago luxury high-rise has captivated...

Travel to Texas? Not on California’s Dime, You Don’t

By ALAN BLINDER July 19, 2017 DALLAS — Phillip Jones, whose job it is to court visitors to this city, spent months warning anyone who would listen: Economic pain will follow if Texas lawmakers pass laws seen as hostile to gay and transgender people....

Senator, (Un)Interrupted: Kamala Harris’s Rise Among Democrats

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER July 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — The casting call came early — the first of many unwelcome interruptions for Kamala Harris since November — consuming the Los Angeles nightclub where she was supposed to be celebrating an...

Call From California: President Trump, Where Are You?

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL D. SHEAR July 3, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Was it something we said? In the six months since President Trump took office, he has visited Iowa. Ohio. Florida. New York. South Carolina. Wisconsin. Georgia....

California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority

By THOMAS FULLER July 2, 2017 REDDING, Calif. — The deer heads mounted on the walls of Eric Johnson’s church office are testament to his passion for hunting, a lifestyle enjoyed by many in the northernmost reaches of California but one that Mr....