How California is building its own wall of resistance against Trump

CBC Radio Canada quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s shift more to the left with Gavin Newsom as the state’s governor. California’s new governor seems “a little bit more partisan” than his predecessor, Jerry Brown, according to Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California who studies partisanship.   Full article here

Fear: Trump in the White House

This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to other Woodward titles and how does the principal agent theory work it’s way into conversation with these political junkies?

‘Parties & Partisanship in the Age of Trump’ symposium gathers scholars nationwide at USC Bedrosian Center

According to Bedrosian Center Director Jeffery Jenkins, “there are few issues more important today than partisanship. We live in a world today where partisan divisions run so deep that some of the most basic things we expect from government aren’t being done.  People inside and outside of Congress are more interested in skewering the other side rather than work together or find common ground.”

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…

The Politics of #HimToo

In an op-ed posted in The New York Times by a contributing writer,  Abby Wood, USC Gould School, was quoted on the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those…