Trump Makes California Grate Again

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the continued tension between President Donald Trump and the majority of California voters. All in all, besides lousy traffic, Trump’s visit meant little to most Californians. And the optics of the military and the “wall” didn’t…

CSUN professor says she stopped teaching out of fear after this test question about Donald Trump

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School’s Safe Communities Institute on why universities should have set protocols for dealing with online harassment of faculty. Erroll Southers, director of USC’s Safe Communities Institute, said it’s important that universities and other workplaces have formal protocols to deal with such scenarios. When a…

Jury awards $33.5 million to parents of 29-year-old man killed by San Bernardino County deputy

Los Angeles Times quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the large sum a court awarded in damages to a family of a man fatally shot by a San Bernardino County deputy. “The jury was convinced that there was clear and convincing evidence that the officer was not merely negligent and unreasonable in…

Edwin Bender column: Wanted: civic courage

Richmond Times-Dispatch cited research by Abby Wood (USC Gould) and colleagues that found disclosure of signatures on a ballot measures does not chill free speech. New cutting-edge studies by scholars, including Abby Wood of University of Southern California and Douglas Spencer of the University of Connecticut, are beginning to provide the type of evidence Justice Thomas…

A combative Trump has busy day in California

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why President Donald Trump was comfortable speaking in front of prototypes for his proposed border wall. “I haven’t seen (Trump) as comfortable as he was at the wall, discussing why this one was good and that one was bad,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

Jerry Brown—the Man Who Wasn’t There

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about Gov. Jerry Brown’s conspicuous absence from the California Democratic party convention. If the San Diego convention is any indication, both Governor Brown and the California Democratic Party have moved on.  The Governor is focused on battling…

California Dems Target ‘Weak’ Republicans in House Races

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on efforts in California to flip House seats currently held by “weak” GOP incumbents. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, said several candidates who sided with Trump are limping toward the midterms…