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Area 45: A Blue Wave In The November 2018 Election?

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What are the most important factors in the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade?


Does Gavin Newsom Represent A Shift In California Democratic Party?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 14, 2018

As we face summer reruns on TV, is California's gubernatorial race destined to be a playback of the first of Jerry Brown's four triumphs 44 years ago?

In the News

Snopes Deceives Again With CA Water Rationing 'Fact-Check'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day."

Analysis and Commentary

Opinion: California’s Java Joke Is A Wakeup Call On Cancer Warnings

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, June 8, 2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer is known to cherry-pick data to reach politically motivated findings.

Analysis and Commentary

How Republican John Cox Can Win California

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 8, 2018

One word: water. This bill [AB 1668] would require the State Water Resources Control Board, in coordination with the Department of Water Resources, to adopt long-term standards for the efficient use of water, as provided, and performance measures for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use on or before June 30, 2022.

In the News

Orange County Fights Turning Blue. And The Resistance Is Formidable.

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Friday, June 8, 2018

California has dug in at the front lines of the resistance to President Trump, suing to overturn his environmental policies, passing legislation to hamstring his immigration enforcement and marching in mass demonstrations of defiance.

In the News

Can Anything Stop Gavin Newsom From Becoming California's Next Governor?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 8, 2018

In deeply Democratic California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears unstoppable in his long-running bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.

In the News

No Time To Waste: California Governor Candidates Newsom And Cox Plot Strategy For November

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, June 7, 2018

If Gavin Newsom gets his way, this year’s governor’s race will be a referendum on Donald Trump. His Republican opponent John Cox will try to make it a referendum on California’s recently raised gas tax and high cost of living.

FeaturedCalifornia Politics

It's Newsom's Race To Win, Whether California Likes It Or Not

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, June 7, 2018

A decade ago, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was less a Democratic rock star and more a party millstone. Four years after he’d defied state law as San Francisco’s mayor by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples – in the process, becoming something of a convenient fall guy for John Kerry’s lackluster presidential run – a statewide vote (2008’s Proposition 8) redefined California’s interpretation of the institution as strictly a male-female exchange of vows.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the winners and losers in California's primary elections.