Politics

Capitalism Versus the Democratic Party

John Hickenlooper ought to be a poster child for American capitalism. After being laid off from his job as a geologist during the oil bust of the 1980s, he and his business partners turned an empty warehouse into a thriving brewery. It launched his political c...
Gov. Gavin Newsom enters the Capitol chamber

AP Fact Check: Newsom Wrong on Illegal Border Crossings

SAN DIEGO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted part of his first State of the State address to attacking President Donald Trump's positions on illegal immigration, declaring, "This border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis and California wi...
Photo of handguns displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas

How California Got Tough on Guns

The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. by Ben Christophe...
Photo of "Yellow Vest" protester in Biarritz, France

Everywhere, There Is a Growing Backlash to Populism

NEW YORK — Emmanuel Macron has been the great hope for those who worry that global politics is being dominated by populism, nationalism, and racism. In his presidential campaign last year, Macron was able to rally France around a message of reform and multilat...