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Interviews

Bill Whalen: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Presidential Candidacy Weighed Down By The Los Angeles Homeless Problem And Now The Teachers’s Strike.

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses how Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's presidential candidacy is weighed down by the Los Angeles homeless problem and now the teachers’s strike.

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Area 45: The Lowdown On The Shutdown With David Brady

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Has the Shutdown which is based on funding for the border wall hurt or helped President Trump’s popularity?

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California Gets A New Governor—And A Voyage Into Expensive Progressive Waters

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 10, 2019

We’re only four days into a new administration, and I’ll admit that I’m struggling to put California’s fortieth governor in historical context.

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What The New Governor Can Do To Honor California’s “Practical Majority”

by John Pimentelvia Eureka
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Governor Newsom: With comfortable Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature and a healthy budget surplus, you are in a great position to improve the lives of all Californians.

In the News

New Calif. Governor Proposes Middle-Income Health Premium Subsidy

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Think Advisor
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Gavin Newsom began his term as California’s 40th governor Monday by proposing that the state provide health insurance premium subsidies for residents earning from 400% to 600% of the federal poverty level.

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Gavin Newsom Takes Center Stage

quoting Bill Whalenvia Capitol Weekly
Monday, January 7, 2019

Gavin Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor who roiled Democrats across the country when he issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was sworn in Monday as California’s 40th governor. He succeeds the unprecedented, largely successful tenure of four-time governor and fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, who moseyed on back to his 2,500-acre ranch in Colusa.

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Gavin Newsom’s Expensive Promises Meet California’s Economic Realities

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom begins the most liberal governorship in the state’s history, with a long list of campaign promises made to politically influential supporters. This includes the California Teachers Association, which has fought tooth and nail against charter schools and against teacher tenure and merit-based-pay reforms and which firmly expects the continuation of the state’s failed education status quo. It also includes the California Nurses Association, which is one of the most vocal supporters of a single-payer (“Medicare for All”) health care system in California, which would cost more than twice as much as the entire state budget.

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Area 45: What Political Scientists Learned In 2018

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Thursday, December 20, 2018

What did the 2018 midterm elections tell us about American politics, the health of the Trump presidency, and what to look for in the new year?

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Can California Republicans Rebrand And Rebuild—And Survive Another Trump Referendum?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 20, 2018

During the First World War, a top German military commander supposedly came up with these unflattering words—“shackled to a corpse”—to describe his country’s alliance with the faltering Austro-Hungarian empire.

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Land Mines, Friendly Fire, and Self-Inflicted Wounds: How a California Governor Can Avoid Combat Injuries

by Steven Mavigliovia Eureka
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

After garnering an impressive 62 percent of the vote last November, Gavin Newsom takes over, as California’s fortieth governor, with strong tailwinds to implement his bold agenda of progressive change.

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