“The epidemic of hate”
Confrontations with traumatized suspects too-often end in shootings. Is there another way?
As California grows, it’s changing. Representation adjusts more slowly.
UCLA’s Voting Rights Project melds law, tactics and social science to protect the vote
Critics bent on squelching conversations about race have assailed the idea, usually without bothering to study it
How housing has shaped the landscape of Los Angeles. And vice versa
Organized labor is redefining California’s culture and politics
“Bringing the university into the streets”
White supremacists confront evidence that they are not only wrong — they are not even White
From her childhood in El Paso to representing California’s East Bay: unyielding dedication to progress
The fight for the right to vote is hard won, and never finished
Aaron Panofsky and colleagues examine the history and growth of white supremacy and its relationship to terrorism
Lorenzo Jones and the deep questions of American policing
The former LAPD chief and Los Angeles city councilmember considers American policing and its critics
Jorja Leap spearheads an effort to examine the LAPD’s work in Nickerson Gardens and beyond
This year of crisis has upended politics, public health and policing, among many other walks of life. It now moves to an election.
The LAPD chief has seen what happens when police fail and what can be achieved when they succeed. His conclusion: Police matter.
Elected this year, Councilman Harris-Dawson replaces Bernard C. Parks and brings a new perspective to the problems of L.A.’s 8th District.
For decades, California fought crime with long, rigid prison sentences. It didn’t work.
In Ferguson, Charleston, Baltimore and beyond, the nation confronts charges of police racism. One researcher is breaking new ground.
California’s attorney general discusses the state of the state with Blueprint editor Jim Newton.
How women of different races respond to sexism in politics
The political strategist and CNN commentator discusses the state of American politics
Homelessness takes on different forms and requires different responses around the world
California leaders welcome and protect immigrants. Washington has had enough.
George Gascón, former LAPD officer and now district attorney of San Francisco, discusses sanctuary, policing and public safety.
Maria Elena Durazo has influenced Los Angeles politics for decades as a leader of a revived labor movement. Now she’s running for office.
Americans favor citizenship for those here, but worry about allowing more in.
As change roils Los Angeles communities, academics and city planners absorb new challenges.
Researchers attempt to understand and help workers.
Margaret Peters looks at the history of trade and immigration, both at the center of today’s Washington.
Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, discusses immigration in Trump era with Blueprint editor Jim Newton.
Herb Wesson, L.A. City Council president, wields great power at City Hall. Here’s how.
The ravages of poverty go beyond lack of income. The poor suffer physically as well.
The dangers of acting on fear
California’s problems are monumental, but history gives room for hope
Welcome to Blueprint’s 14th issue
As the nation reels, life adjusts
Writer Audrey Prescott on the changes in student life
Zachary Slobig on the combined effects within his family of COVID-19 and national policing protests
Some see policing problems as the work of a few bad officers. Others see cultures of racism and brutality. Here’s how to tell the difference.
Online Table Talk: Martin Gilens on the Electoral College
The debate over DACA involves real people. I’m one of them.
The law slowly comes to appreciate the significance of hair
Welcome to Blueprint’s look at federalism in the Age of Trump.
In the clash over California and national values, the stakes are high and the research compelling.
Recent special election tests the status of L.A.’s shifting demographics.
Upshot of much research on policy and philanthropy: They reinforce one another, to society’s benefit.
There are few issues in America more combustible than immigration. This issue of Blueprint examines it from many angles.
Students eye Trump presidency with wariness, protest.
New Luskin poll finds Angelenos concerned for undocumented neighbors.
Immigrants breathe life, culture and money into American society.
California’s GOP struggles for relevance.
A young Los Angeles organizer helps lead a national debate over police and force.
Karen Bass is L.A.'s new mayor, the first woman ever to hold that office. What lies ahead for her? Blueprint editor Jim Newton reports for CalMatters.