American Swastika

In American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate (2nd edition), Pete Simi and Robert Futrell look at the white power movement. Over 15 years of interviews allow the authors to use real stories to focus on white power families and the different ways the white power movement indoctrinates the next generation of white power warriors.

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Trump hearings launch Kamala Harris

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how Senator Kamala Harris is building her national political reputation in Congress. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran California political analyst, said Harris in the past was viewed as so careful in shepherding her political profile that “I don’t know that she has a reputation…

CALEXIT? New California independence movement willing to negotiate with Trump

Newsweek quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the California secession movement is capitalizing on voter disdain and distrust of President Donald Trump’s policies. “If down the line the impact of the Trump administration becomes more negative on the ordinary Californian, the Calexit movement may offer a release of anger, of…

For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the generational split in the California Democratic Party. “You can’t hide the fact that this is old school vs. new school, it is a generational split, it is the Berniecrats vs. the establishment,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a USC public policy fellow who…

Adam Schiff’s star turn sparks buzz at California convention

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Adam Schiff’s long-term political aspirations. …few on Capitol Hill embody the “streetcar theory of politics” more than Schiff, she said. That theory is: “You’ve got to be on the right corner, with the right change, at the right time — and the streetcar…

California Democrats’ big event likely to expose infighting amid anti-Trump resistance

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the limited impact intra-party fighting has on the California Democratic Party’s core purpose. “The main function of a state party — either of them — is to raise money,” she said, “and to provide a faucet by which big donors…

The infrastructure needed to support a thriving California economy

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators announced agreement on a bold plan to invest in the state’s crumbling roads and highways, putting aside years of disagreement to get people and goods moving through regions like Los Angeles again. Now, our leaders must act with the same resolve to increase the production of…

CA’s Republicans say ‘yes’ to health care bill

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act and the California representatives who supported the bill. Sherry: It’s astonishing to me, quite frankly, because if only two California Republicans had moved to “no,” that bill would not have made it out of…

State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein’s rough week, Rep. Issa’s ostensible journey to the center

KPCC’s Take Two speaks with Sherry Bebitch Jeffe A couple of raucous town halls for California Senator Dianne Feinstein Governor Jerry Brown faces some heat over deals he cut earlier this month A look at the story that Congressman Darrel Issa is calling BS Guests: Scott Shafer, senior editor for politics and government at KQED…