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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Stanford Studies and State Spending Issues

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

One Stanford University study says that California needs to spend billions more on the state’s PreK-12 public school system. Another Stanford study says that too-generous public pensions are robbing core government programs of needed funds. Will the two disparate ideas end up in a budget package? A Stanford University and Policy Analysis for California Education […]

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LA County Keeps Rent Control Debate Alive

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

Proposition 10 on the statewide ballot that would have allowed local governments the power to establish broader rent control laws was defeated decisively with 60% of the voters saying no. With such an overwhelming defeat, that means the issue is buried, right? Not necessarily. Supporters for stronger rent control measures say they will be back. […]

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The CA GOP’s Alamo

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

What’s left of the California Republican Party could be making a last stand in 2020 to uphold a core foundation held by the state’s GOP for half-a-century and more: checking the rise of taxes. Call it the GOP’s Alamo moment. Yes, in the history of the fight for Texas independence the defeat at the Alamo […]

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The Fall of the State GOP

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

The California Republican Party wipeout is complete. From the defeat of Trumpian hard liners like Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to moderates who are offered as examples of Republicans who can work across the aisle like Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, they are all gone. Many obituaries on the California GOP have been written the last week. The brand […]

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End of Brown Era—Pat & Jerry

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

At the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs post election conference yesterday at Cal State LA, political consultant Mike Madrid declared that the Brown era of politics focused on building and infrastructure is over with the end of Jerry Brown’s fourth term as governor. He wasn’t referring to just the current governor but to his […]

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Cox Winning as Governor in State of Southern California; Newsom Takes Other Two States

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

Remember Proposition 9 missing from your ballot—the proposal by venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three states? The California Supreme Court expressed doubt that the state could be divided by initiative and pulled the measure from the ballot. But I wondered who might have prevailed as governor in these three states between the […]

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