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Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation

California leads the world in climate science, greenhouse gas reduction strategies and climate mitigation investments, but we have largely neglected our responsibility to make the state more resilient to climate change. Currently, there is no mechanism to fund adaptation research and implementation projects that comes close to matching the scale of our challenges.

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Death and tax cut

Across the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and will lose it if the act is repealed. And after all that inveighing against the evils of Obamacare, it turns out that they’ve got nothing.

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The national death wish

A few weeks ago, Tom Cotton and David Perdue, Republican senators from Arkansas and Georgia, introduced an immigration bill that would cut the number of legal immigrants to this country each year in half, from about a million to about 500,000.

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Is Trump employing Nixon’s ‘Madman Theory’?

The experience of Trump’s two-track, two-policy, two-reality foreign policy in the first month suggests that, with prudence and luck, it can yield the occasional benefit – that the combination of radical rhetoric and conventional policy may induce better behavior both in friend and foe.

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Trump is bad for water and puppies

The president, it turns out, is more conservative on social issues than the guy who was running in all those primaries against Ted Cruz. Now, with virtually nothing to lose, he’s gotten worse. Wow.

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Can Democrats rise to Trump’s challenge?

The most striking aspect of the vast and swiftly organized movement against Donald Trump is how little it had to do with the Democratic Party. Whoever is elected to chair the Democratic National Committee this weekend should draw two conclusions from this, and they are in tension.

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Echoes of internment today

Communal memory recoils from what the United States of America did 75 years ago when Japanese Americans were sent to prison camps. Today, some of us cheered when a new executive order was signed and our airports turned to chaos.

Videos

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

Sacramento artist Stephanie Taylor brings oil pumpjacks to life in the city of Taft and its environs with this time-lapse video. It's part of her California Sketches series on Main Streets.
Stephanie Taylor Special to The Bee
Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks 0:18

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life 1:08

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life

Darrell Issa explains why he wants probe of Russia 2:23

Darrell Issa explains why he wants probe of Russia

Beauty and danger: New images show Lake Oroville and the dam 0:56

Beauty and danger: New images show Lake Oroville and the dam