The Jeffes’ latest Op-ed looks at Stu Spencer’s long career

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and husband (and writing partner) Doug Jeffe published a new opinion on Fox & Hounds on February 24, 2017. This piece takes a look at the long and successful career of Stu Spencer, political consultant to Ronald Reagan.

Stu Spencer succeeded not just because of his strategic brilliance, but also because of his great, good sense, his perseverance and his ability to reach out beyond grudges and political warfare.  He stands for an era when politics was a joyful profession and competition didn’t equate with personal animosity.

Read the full piece here.

Republican representatives must work to satisfy Democratic constituents

Mimi Walters’ district was one of four in Orange County, California, that mixed votes between Clinton and Republican representatives – making the county a key battleground in the Democratic Party’s effort to regain political power in Washington, D.C.  Political analysts say that satisfying constituents while adhering to GOP wishes on issues such as health care and…

The fight’s on in 4 local districts where GOP lawmakers represent people who voted for Hillary

The Orange County Register quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why reliance on the “old rules” of politics may not serve politicians who represent districts that supported the other party in the presidential election. “We are in a whole different political environment,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at USC Price…

California’s governor may emerge as top defender of liberal values

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tough rhetoric toward the possible agenda of President Donald Trump’s administration. Four-time Gov. Jerry Brown, who has a history of political independence, may be the Democrat most likely to chart a path that not only defends liberal values…

California prepares to lead national revolt against the new president

California, as a whole, did not vote for Trump.  What are the implications for a liberal state? ….For all the forces arrayed against Trump in California, the federal government has several relatively easy ways to punish a rogue state. “We’re screwed,” glumly concludes University of Southern California political scientist Sherry Bebitch Jeffe when [asked how] she reacted to Trump’s…

A large number of democrats will not attend presidential inauguration

Not since the inauguration of Richard Nixon has there been a high level of refusal to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump.  Sherry Jeffe Bebitch offered her insight as to why there is unwillingness to compromise by the democrats and republicans. “There were ideological divisions, sure,” Bebitch Jeffe said. “But the problem now is we have…

There is a lot of hype around Kamela Harris

New Republic quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about the disconnect between national and state excitement for Kamala Harris’ political career now that she’s been elected to the U.S. Senate.  Seen as a possible candidate for 2020 presidential election, Kamela Harris’ record isn’t very bold. ….excitement about Harris is primarily a phenomenon among national Democrats casting about…