American Diversity–Impacting Elections from Georgia to Orange County

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

We look at Korean American congressional victories in Orange County and at the Georgia Senate election where the Democrats are represented  by a prominent African American minister and a Jewish documentarian. Produced and directed by Nancy Boyarsky   Inside Golden State Politics podcast.

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Biden In Charge. California In the Spotlight. Trump In Trouble?

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

We examine the possible march of Californians into the Biden administration.  And we discuss contenders to replace Vice President-elect  Kamala Harris in the Senate.  Finally, we wonder where–and when–Trump will go.   Nancy Boyarsky is the producer-director of Inside Golden State Politics.

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California And The Nation: Record Turnouts, Tight Races

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Muddle-headed from sleep deprivation, we try to make sense  of the ongoing election chaos. We also look at California races. Inside Golden State Politics podcast. Nancy Boyarsky is the producer and director of Inside Golden State Politics.

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Whither the Supreme Court? And a Peek At Hot California Congressional Races.

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Will the new Supreme Court justice tow the ultra conservative line or will she be open to compromise?  We also take a look at how demographic changes are impacting California congressional elections.   The podcast is here.    Produced and directed by Nancy Boyarsky.

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A Gentler–Not Kinder–Presidential Debate

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

In the final presidential debate, a gentler–not kinder–President Donald Trump pretty much left California, a favorite target, out of his sights.  Instead Trump spent more time blasting his opponent,  Joe Biden,  than outlining his vision for a second term.  We also discuss the media’s over reliance on public opinion polls. Inside Golden States Politics is […]

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Political Potholes and California Ballot Propositions: On the Rocky Road to Election Day

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

When is a ballot drop box not a ballot drop box?  We dig into the controversy over Republicans distributing their own unofficial drop boxes and examine other potholes on the rocky road to election day.  We also explain some of the propositions on the California ballot. Listen at Inside Golden State Politics.

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The End of Civilization As We Know It?

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

We dig into the mire of the Tump-Biden debate and look beyond it. We try to shed light on the little known, except in presidential election years, Commission on Presidential Debates. Do the candidates have follow its arcane rules? Finally, what if the election results in a contested, razor thin victory margin?  We conclude with […]

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The Rocky Road To Election Day Gets Rockier

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

We look at Donald Trump’s drive to a   6-3 Supreme Court that could give him the presidency in a contested election. Among the major Democrats working to derail his drive are California senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein. Inside Golden State Politics is here. 

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Trump and Newsom, Strange Political Bedfellows

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

We critique the meeting between Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump on the wildfires.  And we examine the factor of fear in the election campaign–fear of fires, floods and climate change, fear of the pandemic and fear of violence provoked by protesters and police. Inside Golden State Politics podcast is here.

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Counting the Vote in CA and More Trump Books

Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
Bill Boyarsky is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, is a retired Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

What’s the impact of all the Trump books?  We examine whether anyone other than politics addicts care when so many Americans are busy worrying about the pandemic.  We also look at how Joe Biden is handling his media face off against Donald Trump,  Most important, there’s growing concern over counting the vote. In California, extensive […]

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