There are 18 propositions on California’s November ballot. Here are my recommendations.
‘At this rate,’ I joked to a friend the other day, ‘California is going to sink into the Earth before it breaks off from the North American Plate.’ To live in California is to have a certain amount of morbid humour — it, like all states, comes with a healthy dose of natural disasters and […]
In a very short period of time, the drone has gone from being an expensive and highly specialised tool to an extremely accessible piece of tech that can be obtained and used by basically anyone. You don’t need extensive skills to put together and operate a drone, and they’re not subject to regulations that hamper […]
The news that California was ‘running out of water’ and would be out of water in a year sparked considerable discussion this year—unfortunately, the representation wasn’t quite accurate. The state is facing a major drought, it does need to institute conservation measures, and it is facing a dwindling supply of readily available sources of water, but it’s […]
I have a very specific and intense hate-on for Nestlé, because even among terrible corporations, they’re especially terrible. They’re probably most famous for their repeated misdeeds with infant formula — essentially getting women in the Global South hooked on expensive formula via enticing free samples and misleading information — but they do a whole lot […]
What’s one of the last things you want to do in a drought? If you guessed ‘export water,’ have a cupcake. Yet, many states routinely do so, thanks to exploitative water sales contracts with companies that effectively privatise public water supplies. Such companies aren’t subject to the same restrictions as other water users, and they […]
The case for ending the death penalty in California is quite clear.
California shows up steadfastly as a blue state on election maps, and, of course, it’s the butt of comments across the country about ‘liberals’ and ‘San Francisco values’ and the like. People seem to broadly believe that California is a progressive state, and not just a progressive one, but one with fairly extreme liberal political […]