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Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
We asked our readers what issues should President-Elect Donald J. Trump focus on in his first 100 days as president.
Michael J. O’Loughlin

“Let us remind ourselves of those moments when our loved ones were forced to seek the mercy of others in a new land.”

California Dreaming? A Donald Trump campaign sign along a highway near Los Banos, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott

The real alternative government in the United States is not the federal Democratic Party, but the state government of California.

Josephine McKenna - Religion News Service
The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League, Matteo Salvini, called the pastor's actions an act of madness.
Politics & SocietyNews
Scott Smith - Associated Press

The state produces nearly half the country's fruits, vegetables and nuts valued of $47 billion annually.

Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Kevin Clarke
Here are a few pieces America editors wish had made it on to those top-ten lists but didn't: