‘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…

Turning the Corner: Progress Is Not Dead, Trump Is Not the Future

PhD candidate, Anthony Orlando, writes an op-ed about Los Angeles voters and Measure S within the larger political context:

The voters of Los Angeles have taken a stand—and the world should pay heed.

“Measure S,” the ballot initiative defeated in yesterday’s election, was not just a local issue. True, it would only have halted high-rise construction in one city. But like Brexit, like the election of Donald Trump, its effect would have been global.

The Tortoise and the (Blond) Hair

Politico cited an op-ed penned by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the differences in President Donald Trump’s and California Gov. Jerry Brown’s leadership styles. The contrast in political styles and the policy clashes between Governor Brown and President Trump are going to be fascinating to watch. To paraphrase…

PBS reposts op-ed by Frank Zerunyan

Frank Zerunyan penned a column for PBS NewsHour, How Trump could shock a divided nation back to life as collaborator-in-chief. “Partnership, not conflict,” were the words spoken by President-elect Donald Trump during his acceptance speech. That collaborative approach is what my scholarship on good governance shows is required for effective public administration.  ….As an outsider,…

Zerunyan pens op-ed posted on The Conversation

Frank Zerunyan op-ed:  How Trump could shock a divided nation back to life as collaborator-in-chief. “Partnership, not conflict,” were the words spoken by President-elect Donald Trump during his acceptance speech. That collaborative approach is what my scholarship on good governance shows is required for effective public administration.  ….As an outsider, Trump is not burdened by GOP…

Armour interviewed by CBS News Los Angeles on post-election protests

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the likely trajectory for demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump Jody Armour is a professor at USC’s Law School and a faculty representative for the University’s Diversity Task force. He doesn’t see protests against the incoming administration slowing down, unless the…

Bostic discusses possible ramifications of Trump economics on California

Raphael Bostic, the Bedrosian Chair in Governance joined Delia Fernandez (certified financial planner with Fernandez Financial Advisory in Los Alamitos), and Chris Thornberg (founding partner of Beacon Economics) on KPCC-FM’s “Take Two.”  They discussed how the California economy may be affected by President-elect Donald Trump’s policies. Bostic said: “As you’ve heard throughout this whole conversation: we don’t…