Healthcare May Be Hazardous To Political Health

Fox & Hounds Daily published an editorial by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how politicians must address health care among highly partisan constituents. The health care system, in America and in California, is far from perfect and a number of fixes and upgrades are clearly in order. Nationally…

Democrat Kevin de Leon’s role questioned after rommate accused of sex harassment

The Daily Democrat quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how California Senator Kevin de Leon handles allegations of sexual harassment in the state capitol. Political analysts say that even the appearance of an attempted coverup could be a black mark on the Los Angeles Democrat’s campaign for U.S. Senate, which is…

California Today: The Latino Education Crisis

The New York Times’ “California Today” newsletter quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the national attention Californian elections will capture next year. On Tuesday, voters across the country returned to the polls. Believe it or not, Wednesday marks one full year since Election Day 2016. And while some states held votes…

In California, new grassroots activists lead Trump ‘Resistance’

Agence France Presse quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why California is leading the resistance against President Donald Trump’s far-right policies. “Every time there’s a policy decision, California gets hit in the gut,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, an analyst and professor in public policy at USC. “Without question we’re looked at…

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…

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…

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…

California Governor Responds to Deadly Wildfires From Afar

U.S. News & World Report (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why the role of “consoler-in-chief” does not fit the political profile of California Gov. Jerry Brown when considering his response to the devastating fires in Northern California. “I’m not at all sure what he could…

CA’s presidential primary moves again, SCOTUS considers unions

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School: Governor Brown signed yet another bill Wednesday. This one moves California’s presidential primary from June to March. But don’t celebrate yet: it might not mean much by 2020. The Supreme Court could deal a blow to unions next session. It’s a move that…