Democrats’ road to winning back the House goes through California

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the prospects of the Democratic Party picking up seats in the House of Representatives through California-based midterm elections. “Every little bit of conventional wisdom was overturned in 2016,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a fellow at the USC Price School of Public Policy…

California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

The New York Times, in a Reuters story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on the efforts of California’s state government to challenge federal leadership. “It’s a purposeful positioning,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California. “We have a different political path and a…

How does an old school Dem like Dianne Feinstein navigate the Trump era?

NBC News Honolulu affiliate KITV4 quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the continued popularity of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Many California political experts say even with recent resistance toward Feinstein, she wouldn’t face much competition should she decide to run again. “She’s well known, well funded and well organized,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

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…

What Ohio can learn from California to eliminate gerrymandering

The Plain Dealer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how nonpartisan redistricting was implemented in California. “What we have now is way more pure than what it was when the legislature structured their own districts,” Jeffe said. “Republicans wouldn’t be allowed any where near redistricting if it was in the hands…

Affordable housing bills near a vote, ‘Dreamers’ brace for DACA decision

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about news that President Donald Trump will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections and a California affordable housing bill. Senator Dianne Feinstein gets slammed for saying she hopes President Trump will get better.  And she might be wishing she could eat…

California weighs costs of being the center of the ‘resistance’

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why President Donald Trump may be targeting California through his policies. Nearly every action Trump takes “is a gut punch to California,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. “[The administration has] targeted…

There’s No Business Like Trump Business

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the end of President Donald Trump’s positive working relationship with corporate business leadership. “The politics of anger doesn’t work for the business community.” Read full article here

Politicians draw heat for ‘evolving’ without explaining

In an opinion piece posted in the The Orange County Register, the author cited comments by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the ideological splits within both the Republican and Democratic parties. USC Political Analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe told Capital Public Radio, “As hard as it has been to compromise, it’s getting…

California Assembly Leaders Face Rebellions From Party Grassroots

Capital Public Radio quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the ideological schisms in both the Democratic and Republican parties. “As hard as it has been to compromise, it’s getting harder. The ideological splits are getting deeper, and the middle is disappearing,” says USC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. “Sure, we have…