TRUMPIFORNIA, Here They Come

Fox and Hounds published an op-ed by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the recent California Republican Party convention held in Anaheim and keynoted by Stephen Bannon. The Republican State Central Committee convened in Anaheim last weekend and gave every appearance of settling into a long-term tenure as a…

‘We have to become more Trumplike,’ California Republican activists say

The Sacramento Bee quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the future of California’s Republican party in the age of Donald Trump. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst at the University of Southern California and veteran of scores of state party conventions, said the lack of big-name candidates running at the top…

These middle school students pretended to rape black classmates on Snapchat

The Washington Post cited comments by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how each generation needs to relearn linguistic boundaries. There are a myriad examples of young people stumbling over the hazy line between free speech and offensive language, Jody Armour, a law professor at the University of Southern California, told The Washington Post last year.…

Chad Mayes may run for California governor

KPCC-FM interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why a crowded Republican field will make it easier for two Democratic candidates to qualify in the top-two primary in California’s governor race. Second interview on “Take Two” here. There could be further ripple effects as well should Mayes enter the governor’s race. USC…

Charter school law is murky when it comes to the Ref Rodriguez story

KPCC-FM quoted Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School about the application of conflict-of-interest laws in managing charter schools within Los Angeles Unified School District. “I’m stunned that a state like ours would allow such a loophole,” said Frank Zerunyan, a professor of practice at the USC Price School of Public Policy. “You should not,…

Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing ‘fake news’ under Dem plan

Fox News (in a Washington Examiner story) highlighted a paper by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and colleagues proposing government regulation of “fake news” on the internet. Wood and colleagues argue that sharing an item that has been flagged as “untrue” may make an individual liable under libel laws. Read Fox News here…

Did you get a raise? Pay hikes are helping some cope with Southern California’s rising rents

The Orange County Register featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. “Lots are scarce…

Electoral Math Favors Feinstein

Fox and Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on whether the progressive wing of the Democratic party could find a challenger to run against Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein’s announcement via Twitter that she will seek another term in Washington came as no surprise.  Neither…