Will Trump’s tariffs help him with his voters?

The Washington Post published commentary by Jeffery A. Jenkins of the USC Price School on if Trump’s tariffs will help him with his voters. Trump’s tariffs exhibit definite hallmarks of presidential particularism. At the same time, the tariffs were rolled out well in advance of the next presidential cycle — contrary to our expectations. More…

California paid $25 million in 3 years for sexual harassment cases

The Press Democrat mentioned Janet Denhardt of the USC Price School spoke at a joint legislative committee at the California capitol to discuss the culture that leads to sexual harassment. California has paid more than $25 million in three years to settle sexual harassment claims against the state and public universities, with most of it…

No “Business as Usual” in Politics, Just Ask Di Fi

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the political climate puts pressure on incumbent Democrats like Senator Diane Feinstein. In politics, motivation is paramount and, these days, the emotional intensity is very much on the left side of the ideological spectrum, particularly in California.…

USC Price’s Graddy-Reed wins research award for philanthropic impact

Alexandra Graddy-Reed, an assistant professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy, aims to address questions about the impact of overhead ratio  as the recipient of the Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact, presented by ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) and Charity Navigator. The award confers a $10,000 grant,…

In Last ‘State of The State’ Speech, Gov. Brown Reflects on His—and California’s—History

The Times of San Diego quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on Governor Jerry Brown’s career. “Some of that reflection may be the natural consequence of age. But it also reveals a governor more assured of his own accomplishments and less fearful that he’s riding on his father’s coattails,” said political scientist…

How Jerry Brown’s second governorship differs from his first

The Press-Enterprise quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how Gov. Jerry Brown’s two stints as California’s governor differed. Bebitch Jeffe said Brown in his second go-around hasn’t made any “jaw-dropping appointments” like when he tapped Rose Bird to be California Supreme Court chief justice. Critics said Bird, who was removed by voters…

Who’s next to lead the LAPD? Candidates might include women, Latinos

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about whether the next chief of the Los Angeles Police Department will be an internal hire. “If they go inside (LAPD), he’s got a tremendous bench in terms of talent there,” said Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC, referring…

Trump and Brown Loom over Governor’s Race

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how President Donald Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown will impact the California gubernatorial race. …. what has been an under-the-radar gubernatorial contest has the potential to become a barn-burner–along with the several California Congressional contests that…