The Republican Party in California continues its long, slow slide

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the condition of the Republican Party in California. Asked to characterise the condition of the party in the state, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, quips that it is…

California Speaker Recall Effort Reflects Democratic Tension

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how the internal tensions in California’s Democratic Party will impact fundraising, but not the party’s electoral majority. The Democratic tension is “almost to be expected” for those who have been around to see the cycles in…

A One-party State without the Rancor

California is drifting to the political center, even as national politics is lurching both left and right. It remains to be seen, however, whether this is another instance of the Golden State’s being out in front of the rest of the country or just inhabiting a parallel universe. Read the full article by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and…