A Close LA City Council Race

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

There is an election in Los Angeles next week that feels a little old fashioned. It features a Democrat versus a Republican and all indications are the race will be close. In a state dominated by the Democratic Party with statewide elections often seeing the Democratic candidate wining by 20 points or more, in the […]

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Following Mass Shootings Will Major New Gun Laws Come to California?

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

The gun issue moved to the top of the policy agenda after more than 30 tragic deaths from mass shootings over the weekend. California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, so one wonders what lawmakers would do or could do in response to the latest shootings beyond rhetorical hits against President […]

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Junk the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Plan

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

Bravo to the Los Angeles Times editorial writers for coming down against  the one-sided proposal on how to teach California students “ethnic studies.” The Times editorial follows by a few days an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, which hit the […]

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Steyer Strategy Has a Plus Side

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

Tom Steyer missed the first two rounds of the presidential debates because he entered the race late. Many pundits decreed that Steyer, a California billionaire activist, jumped into the presidential contest too late. But that strategy could pay off if Steyer manages to make the next debates while the forest of candidates is cleared of […]

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Two Major California Problems are Linked

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

Wildfires have become a major concern in California after a series of fires took lives and ripped up the landscape in Northern and Southern California over the last year. The danger of more devastating fires is increased in the coming fire season. Homelessness has also been a growing scourge on the Golden State and many […]

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Poll Finds Voters Behind CA Confronting Global Warming, but are They Willing to Pay?

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

Public Policy Institute of California’s extensive polling on the environment turned up solid support from likely voters for the state to take a leading roll in confronting climate change. But when asked if they were willing to pay, the answers were mixed. The poll found likely voters liked the idea (by 61% to 37%) of […]

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Newsom Signs Law that Invites Political Mischief

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

SB 27 signed yesterday by Gov. Gavin Newsom requiring the release of five years of tax returns for any candidate wanting to run in California’s primaries for president or governor exists because of President Trump. While Trump is the target of obvious political harassment by California’s Democrats, could non-Trump Republicans see an opportunity to also […]

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PPIC CA Poll Shows Tight Race for Popular Vote Among Democrats, but Who is Going to Get the Delegates?

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

How many delegates will the Democratic presidential candidates win in California’s March primary?  It’s difficult to tell with early polling because the Democrats have a complex formula for securing delegates to their national convention and statewide poll numbers are more general in nature. The Public Policy Institute of California’s latest poll shows a tight race […]

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Is it time to Change the Great Seal of California?

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

With the movement toward change that some interests and groups are trying to impose upon the country from using different language to tearing down monuments or painting over historical murals that represent a different era, I wondered how long the Great Seal of California would survive as is. The seal serves much like a notarial […]

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Drinking Water Help is Coming; Other Water Issues Remain

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom received nearly universal praise for pushing and signing a bill to create clean drinking water. Yet, he had to maneuver around obstacles from all sides, including abandoning his original plan for the money, to get the funding for the clean water plan. Meanwhile, other water issues remain. The money to support the […]

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