The polls speak: the American people are with the dreamers, not with Trump

La Opinion quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the likelihood Congress will pass legislation to protect the Dreamers. “Part of the problem is that there is support for the dreamers, but there is not the same level of popular support to maintain the government closure in exchange for the Dream Act and that was…

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.…

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…

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…

Women’s Marches return to the Bay Area, nation: ‘People are ready to take action’

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why this year’s women’s march is still a significant political event. Even if the march fails to match last year’s numbers and drama, there is still great value to the newfound women’s movements, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran political…

GOP Retirements Muddle Congressional Races

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats’ chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections. Certainly, the trend line for California Republicans has been straight downhill. Democrats now hold a 19-point…