Print and Online

I am a regular contributor to Capital & Main, TheBody, and TheBodyPro. Over twenty years I have contributed to more than three dozen publications, including A&U magazine, DeSmog, Deutsche Welle, The New York Times, The New Republic, Newsweek, Business Insider, Undark magazine, Fast Company, ATTN:, Wired, Yahoo News,, The Advocate, Marijuana Venture, and The Fight.

Below are a few of my favorite recent pieces.

Social Justice 

Can Stephen Miller be prosecuted for torture? Newsweek.

City sued for letting charter schools dodge environmental rules. Capital and Main.

Donald Trump’s call to militias to “watch” polling places raises fears of voter intimidation. Newsweek.

Officials accuse Trump of xenophobia and violence against Asian Americans. Newsweek.

Do incarcerated firefighters deserve a path to employment? Capital & Main.

David Arquette talks about Alexis’s legacy and his work to fight HIV stigma. A&U magazine.

After Ed Buck arrest, young men of color still at risk. The Body Pro.

Violence against LGBTs in Russia prompts violinist to come out. The Fight magazine.

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Should California allow development in fire zones? Capital and Main.

Developers blame environmental law for housing crisis. Capital and Main.

Can vacancy taxes bring down housing prices? The American Prospect.

Would Oregon’s anti-price gouging rental law work in California? Capital and Main.

Health and Science

Will pharmacist resistance hamper access to HIV prevention meds? Capital and Main.

To treat chronic ailments, fix diet first. The New York Times.

Living homeless in California: to health and back. Capital & Main.

Helping the homeless make their medical preferences clear. Undark.

Will COVID-19 vaccines affect HIV risk? Here’s what the science says. TheBodyPro.

Meth use is biggest HIV risk for gay/bi men. TheBodyPro.

More health and science

Energy and Environment

Rising sea levels leave coastal cities with hard choices. Capital and Main.

The toxic-gas catastrophe hiding beneath your home. The New Republic.

California’s high-value crops most vulnerable to climate change. Fast Company.

Should oil refineries be using hydrofluoric acid? Undark magazine.

Utility spreads fear over natural gas ban. Capital & Main.

More energy and environment

Politics and Public Policy

Trump may blow re-election headwind for David Valadao. International Business Times and Capital & Main.

Aligning with Trump could hurt house incumbent Jeff Denham. Capital & Main.

Climate of fear could lead to Census undercount. The American Prospect.

When the government deports someone, this is what happens to their stuff. ATTN.

Business, economy and labor

Why freelancers should – and shouldn’t – worry about the PRO Act. Business Insider.

Blame home delivery driver layoffs on Prop 22. Capital and Main.

Can U.S. tackle climate change and inequality? Capital and Main.

California is attempting a massive labor experiment. Business Insider.

Speed bumps on California’s road to cannabis social equity. Capital and Main.

New legislation aims to clarify who is an employee. The American Prospect.

Attorney General’s memo leaves cannabis industry in the weeds. International Business Times.


Women take their place in cannabis industry. Marijuana Venture.

How the GOP tax bill would hurt Californians. Capital & Main.

The Arts


White Walls: How Art AIDS America exhibition exposed institutional racism in art world. A&U.

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Churn and Burn: Charter teachers challenged by working conditions nationwide. Capital & Main.

Two L.A. communities fight back against “carpetbagger” charter school. Capital & Main.

L.A. charter school teachers also flex strike muscles. Capital & Main.

Are charter schools over saturating their markets? Capital & Main.