Politics & public policy

Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change — they just don't realize it

The key to fixing climate change isn't convincing people it's real: it's getting them to choose policy over party.

Man riding an electric scooter

Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers

The sometimes hazardous form of transportation could end up making cities safer for everybody.

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How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Increased support for punitive immigration legislation is found where ICE detention facilities are privately run.

Ethics Bowl at San Quentin Prison

How to find truth in today’s partisan world

The Ethics Bowl teaches you not to win or lose a debate, but something more important: how to think.

Refugees in Greece

New website amplifies refugee voices amid immigration crackdowns

Researchers map the perilous ordeals of thousands of displaced people through personal stories.

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How the census overlooks the LGBTQ community

The census is finally counting same-sex couples — but it's missing everyone else.

Children at an immigrant family separation protest in Phoenix

Trump and Sessions can end immigrant family separations without Congress’ help

Current immigration laws give the executive branch considerable discretion.

Lantz Rowland poses in front of his tent outside Seattle, Washington.

The rise of California's tent cities

The extreme shortage of affordable housing is driving California's epidemic of homelessness.

UC Davis refugee backpack

UC Davis launches digital tool in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees reclaim right to education

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first to assemble his virtual ‘backpack.’

UC Berkeley racial resentment study

Welfare backlash tied to white fear of declining status

Racial resentment is found to fuel opposition to government anti-poverty programs.

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