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Analysis and Commentary

Why Isn’t John Cox Spotlighting The Differences Between Jerry Brown And Gavin Newsom?

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, October 18, 2018
To figure out what’s missing in California’s governor’s race, let’s revisit Princess Diana’s famous lament about the decay of her royal union: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
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In California’s Central Valley, A Supersize Fight For A Senate Supermajority

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 18, 2018

To get a sense of California zeitgeist in this election, hop in a car (for now, forget about high-speed rail) and start driving due east from San Jose—away from Silicon Valley, into the Central Valley and California’s 12th State Senate District.

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What California Can Teach Harvard

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Independent Institute
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A group of Asian-Americans is suing Harvard with backing from the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed papers stating: “The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard’s race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups — including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups.” This is a rare case where California policy could provide positive guidance.

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The Argument For Proposition 6: Ease Families’ Tax Burden, Start A Political Earthquake

by Carl DeMaiovia Eureka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

California’s Proposition 6, if approved by voters, will repeal the recently imposed gas and car tax hikes.

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California’s 2018 Election: Tax Repeal—Maybe; Political Reform—Not This Year?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spoiler alert: there’s not much drama at the top of the California ballot this year.

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Eureka Issue 1804: Campaign 2018: Tax Repeal—Maybe; Political Reform—Not This Year?

via Eureka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In this edition of Eureka, we explore the taxation and reform aspects of this election.

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From In-N-Out To The County Fair: Republican John Cox Tries To Make A Name In California

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Saturday, October 13, 2018

John Cox, the Republican businessman running for governor of California, and his small entourage breezed through the doors of an In-N-Out Burger in Ventura County the other day. Mr. Cox introduced himself to a couple at a corner table eating burgers, mentioning how he has been rising in some polls.

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The Argument Against Proposition 6: Don’t Jettison Road And Bridge Safety Projects

by Loren Kayevia Eureka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

California practically invented the modern transportation system. Without our historic highway and road network, connecting farm and city, factories and ports, California would be Albania—a pretty coastline with an underperforming economy.

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The Economic Realities Of A Gavin Newsom Governorship

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Guaranteed health care for all. A ‘Marshall Plan’ for affordable housing. A master plan for aging with dignity. A middle-class workforce strategy. A cradle-to-college promise for the next generation. An all-hands approach to ending child poverty. Put California on a path for 100% renewable energy. Double down on the production of organic and sustainable food.” These are some of gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom’s proposals for California.

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Goodbye, Columbus? No. But Goodbye To California Debates

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 11, 2018

The map tells us that California’s lowest point is Death Valley’s Badwater Basin, some 282 feet below sea level.