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D. J. Waldie

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

August 6, 2005, is a good day. The summer monsoon has pushed thunderstorms into the high desert, and as the damp air flows north and east, there’s a risk of flash floods in the foothills above the city. The inversion layer is down to 600 feet, clamping a lid overhead......

No Way To Govern These People

Illustration by Juan Alvarado California as it currently stands — and it barely stands — is ungovernable. The fiasco of energy deregulation, the Legislature’s fiscal irrationality during the dot-com bust, the $38 billion deficit that followed and the election of the thoroughly unlikable Gray Davis reveal how ungovernable California has......