Stuck in the middle with few housing options

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the lack of new middle-class housing in California. “Nowhere in California is there lots of new construction,” said Richard Green, chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California. “That’s why you are not getting the filtering…

Democrats’ road to winning back the House goes through California

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the prospects of the Democratic Party picking up seats in the House of Representatives through California-based midterm elections. “Every little bit of conventional wisdom was overturned in 2016,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a fellow at the USC Price School of Public Policy…

California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

The New York Times, in a Reuters story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on the efforts of California’s state government to challenge federal leadership. “It’s a purposeful positioning,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California. “We have a different political path and a…

Colin Kaepernick Is Paying the NFL’s Black Tax

Fortune published an op-ed by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on whether football quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s inability to get signed by an NFL team has to do with his skills or political beliefs. Armour contends that wealth and status do not insulate Kaepernick and other successful black Americans from the “black tax.” “It…

Police Continue to Investigate Bomb Threat That Cleared Santa Monica Pier

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on how terrorists will sometimes call in a fake threat to check law enforcement’s responsiveness. Terrorism expert Errol Southers, an extremism expert, security assessment consultant, said that’s what happened during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta. He said during those Games the suspect had…

How does an old school Dem like Dianne Feinstein navigate the Trump era?

NBC News Honolulu affiliate KITV4 quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the continued popularity of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Many California political experts say even with recent resistance toward Feinstein, she wouldn’t face much competition should she decide to run again. “She’s well known, well funded and well organized,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

The Republican Party in California continues its long, slow slide

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the condition of the Republican Party in California. Asked to characterise the condition of the party in the state, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, quips that it is…

To build better cities, men need to listen when women speak

Vicky Mochama mentions Lisa Schweitzer in an article for Toronto’s Metro News on building better cities by listening to more female voices. Mochama cites the recent article in Curbed by Alissa Walker tackling the issue of mansplaining in urbanist circles. What we lose in that is nuance. Walker cites Lisa Schweitzer, an urbanist and professor of…

What Ohio can learn from California to eliminate gerrymandering

The Plain Dealer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how nonpartisan redistricting was implemented in California. “What we have now is way more pure than what it was when the legislature structured their own districts,” Jeffe said. “Republicans wouldn’t be allowed any where near redistricting if it was in the hands…

Price School, Zerunyan endeavor to establish PhD policy, management program in Armenia

The USC Price School of Public Policy is pursuing a plan to establish a special doctoral program in public policy and management in Armenia, designed to build the academic infrastructure to address the significant public management needs of this growing country and region.