SoCal Key to Democratic Nomination?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

By moving its primary to March 3, California could become a major player in determining the Democratic presidential nominee. At least, California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris hopes so. Other Democratic candidates wishing to derail Harris’s plans should concentrate their efforts in Southern California. Harris’s campaign is counting on her position as California’s Favorite Daughter to […]

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Another Side of Patrick Caddell

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Patrick Caddell, famously known as the man who helped a little- known Georgia governor Jimmy Carter achieve the presidency as Carter’s pollster, spent time in Los Angeles not only pursuing politics, but also trying his hand in the entertainment business. I was familiar with both facets of his life. Caddell passed away this weekend in […]

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President’s Day and a Lincoln Story

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

(Editor’s Note: On President’s Day we ask you to enjoy the holiday. Fox and Hounds will publish a full slate of articles again tomorrow. For today, we are publishing a version of a piece I wrote originally for Zocalo Public Square that ran a few years ago about Abraham Lincoln and his hold on the […]

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Why Not a Data Dividend?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Governor Gavin Newsom probably had a lot of Silicon Valley executives squirming when he suggested in his State of the State speech that, “California’s consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data.” He is seeking a proposal on creating a data dividend for Californians. The investigation is […]

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What to Do About the High Speed Rail “Hole in the Ground?”

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Governor Gavin Newsom, in his State of the State speech, put the brakes on the high-speed rail project reducing its size and scope but did not abandon it completely. That is–alas– the wisest course, even though voters were sold a bill of goods originally on the cost, timing and efficiency of the project. One California […]

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Exploring the Socialism Experiment in California

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

President Trump’s declaration during the State of the Union address that the United States will never be a socialist country set off rounds of debate and articles dealing with proposals from a number of Democrats that would move the country solidly to the left. While some Democratic presidential candidates will carry those ideas into the […]

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Do Early Polls on Split Roll Tell Us Anything?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The split roll initiative qualified for the November 2020 ballot is already getting attention in the polls more than a year-and-a-half before the election. But do these early polls tell us anything about that controversial and certain to be hotly contested issue? The questions asked are mostly straight-forward with few of the dueling facts, figures, […]

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PPIC Poll: What do Voters Know?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

An annual ritual around this time each year accompanies the Public Policy Institute of California poll release. PPIC asks voters how the state budget prioritizes spending and I point out that the poll respondents continually get the order wrong. Which begs the question: How much weight to put in the other responses recorded by the […]

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Calling the State Supreme Court—Tell Us What You Were Thinking

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

It is time for the California Supreme Court to clarify whether taxes that reach the ballot through citizen initiatives must receive a two-thirds vote to pass. This issue arose when the court decided a case on initiative tax increases in 2017. Whether the courts action meant that a two-thirds vote was necessary to pass local […]

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Changing Prop. 13 Could Worsen Housing Crisis.

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Working with Howard Jarvis, a Proposition 13 co-author, and later running his taxpayers association, I have followed the multiple attacks on the measure, many silly and outrageous. Now the attacks […]

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