Age Limits and Gun Ownership

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

A number of gun rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the California law that prohibits anyone under 21 to buy a firearm. Whatever one thinks of the gun issue, the plaintiffs have a solid chance to prevail.   The case filed in San Diego argues that under the Second Amendment, every adult has a right […]

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Will Ice Cream Help Voters Forget the Gas Tax?

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

In reading about state senate candidate Josh Newman’s new attention getting gimmick to hand out ice cream to potential voters, it made me think of George Washington. No, I’m not making a political comparison between the country’s first president and the ex-Orange County senator who is in a quest to reclaim his former senate seat—but […]

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Gerrymandering Decision Could Energize California Model Around the U.S.

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

By a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court turned back challenges to partisan re-districting, claiming the issue of gerrymandering was a political question outside the purview of the court. For those activists around the country who feel the drawing of electoral districts offer unfair representation as created by the party in power in state […]

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San Francisco Politics Invade LA

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

It’s not enough that San Francisco politicians and policies dominate state politics, now a San Francisco elected official wants to bring his policies to Los Angeles. District Attorney George Gascón is considering challenging Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey for her job.  This Game of Thrones-like sequel features the Kingdom of the North with eyes […]

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A Cross and History

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

Given the United States Supreme Court decision allowing the state of Maryland to keep a cross dedicated to the memory of World War I soldiers on public grounds, should the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors revisit the decision to remove a cross from the county seal? I ask this question in the context of the […]

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LA Business Poll Says Raise Commercial Property Taxes, Lose Businesses

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

Last week I reported that the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) poll showed that business respondents found homelessness such a severe problem that it was one reason businesses were choosing to leave the state. But far be it for me to ignore another issue that could chase even more businesses away from California: the […]

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Two California Images

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

Is California a shining star of social togetherness, booming economy, and an envy to the world or a place that’s too expensive to live or do business while suffering with ugly problems of homelessness, disease, filth and poverty? Both pictures contain truth and the public relations feud over the state’s image is in high gear. […]

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In California, a Billion Dollars is Chump Change

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

The late Illinois U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen supposedly said in examining the federal budget, “A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” In California, a billion dollars here and a billion dollars there is a good indicator on how big the problems are that the state faces. Dealing […]

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Homelessness Issue Chasing Businesses Away

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

Businesses have long been concerned about taxes and traffic congestion as impediments to business and while those concerns still exist they have suddenly been joined by a new issue that is frustrating Californians—homelessness. That is the finding of the latest Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) poll. While taxes remained the top concern for the […]

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Shopping for the Right Voters is No Sure Thing

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

Advocates for big policy changes on the death penalty and property taxation hope that choosing the right ballot will see their cause march to victory. But it is the policy issue rather than shopping the best electorate that will determine the outcome. Shopping for the best voter turnout for particular ballot measures is part of […]

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