Fox and Hounds’ Annual Black Bart Award

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

For the past nine years frequent contributors to this page Joe Mathews, John Wildermuth and I have nominated candidates for Californian of the Year in the world of politics. We name the final selection the winner of the Black Bart Award. There are no specific criteria to follow in making the selection. Each author will […]

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California’s Two Election Results

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

California seems to be running two elections, the one that concludes Election Day when the television ads and mailers finally stop and initial results are announced, and the second election with final results a month later that show a number of different winners. While most other states have their final election totals nearly complete election […]

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The Supreme Court’s Chance to Reform the “California Rule”

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

If only all workers enjoyed a form of the “California Rule”—that is that a worker’s retirement rights or even work positions or salaries remain in place despite changing financial circumstances surrounding their employment situation. That’s not the business world but workers in the public sector as protected by the California rule when it comes to […]

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Initiative Response as Simple as ABC

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

One can see the potential of initiative storm clouds gathering as the new legislature is sworn in and the agenda plans of what can be safely called one-party government begins to form. Just a couple of thoughts on what could occur via the initiative process based on a new legislative proposal, and the history of […]

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Aubry Stone, RIP

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

Aubry Stone, President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Commerce and a stalwart in the small business community, passed away last week. Stone, who helped create the organization over 20 years ago, was an occasional contributor to this website and, more importantly, a strong advocate for African American entrepreneurs and all small business.

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The First California Blue Wave—1882

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

With the new, overwhelmingly Democratic legislative class being sworn in today, we’ve seen multiple references in news reports since the election that the Democratic Party dominance in statewide, congressional and legislative races is the greatest since 1883. Anyone else curious to what was happening in California in 1882 to cause what we can call the […]

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Hosting President George H. W. Bush

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

Heading into the 1992 presidential election, President George H. W. Bush was hurting in the polls because of a slumping economy and his action of turning his back on a pledge he made at an earlier Republican convention: “Read my lips, no new taxes.” That’s the reason our paths crossed. The president was trying to […]

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No Tunnel for Elon Musk’s “Loop” but the Bullet Train Rolls On

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

Call this a tale of two transit systems. There is Elon Musk’s electric-powered platforms or skates called the Loop designed to shoot cars or mass transit vehicles holding up to 16 people through tunnels at 150 miles per hour throughout Los Angeles. Yet, a crucial piece of the network through the agonizingly crowded 405 Freeway […]

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The Border Mess

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

The border immigration crisis is now a battle of images –tear gassing of women and children and the lawlessness of rushing to break through police lines and scale barriers. California has taken a clear policy stand on immigration passing laws to aid immigrants in the country, legal and illegal. Predictably, those politicians who have been […]

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In CA, It is Not Only Democrats That Hope to Dump Trump

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

In California’s on-going resistance to President Donald Trump, a constant theme is to get Trump out of office either through impeachment, an effort led by San Francisco’s Tom Steyer, or via the 2020 election. A number of Californians are potential challengers to Trump from Steyer, to Sen. Kamala Harris, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and a […]

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