Dozens of NFL teams protest national anthem after Trump comments

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about NFL players and owners reacting to President Donald Trump’s statements about kneeling during the national anthem. Armour told FOX 11 most people don’t realize this movement started during the Obama administration, not under Trump. “A lot of people attribute the…

How many votes could Hurricane Harvey cost Trump in Texas?

The Washington Post published commentary by Jeffery Jenkins of the USC Price School and colleagues on the electoral impact Hurricane Harvey may have on President Donald Trump. According to the researchers, voters will punish incumbents at the ballot box if natural disaster response is inadequate and will reward those who provide relief. “To the extent…

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…

A Presidential transition

President Donald Trump isn’t the only one with a new job. Since Inauguration Day, positions up and down the federal bureaucracy have been filled with new people, working side by side with the legions of employees who have spent their entire careers in government. It’s a challenging situation for any new administration. In an interview with…

Trump’s affect on the economy

Raphael Bostic joined KPCC’s Take Two roundtable discussion along with other economic experts discussing the new president’s affect on the economy.  In terms of low-income housing pre-Trump, there was investment of federal money in housing assistance.  Without the funds, there is a domino effect on the difficulties that will cause on those with low incomes. If those go away, it…

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…

Frank Zerunyan contributes to article on economic nationalism

The Christian Science Monitor article, “Can ‘economic nationalism’ keep more jobs in US?”  quotes Frank Zerunyan about an impending wave of economic nationalism among Rust Belt voters. Two decades of various presidencies … have continued this ignorance of middle America, the Rust Belt – this notion of being enamored by the rest of the world before…