California and the Need for “Order”

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

In the current political environment, the phrase “law and order” has been entangled with the President Donald Trump’s campaign to clamp down on protestors and its implied racial overtones. But focusing on the second half of the equation, “order,” and what it represents, is becoming a problem for Governor Gavin Newsom and California authorities when […]

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Who Does Gavin Pick if Kamala Leaves?

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

The political parlor game of guessing who Gov. Gavin Newsom might choose to replace Kamala Harris in the US Senate if she becomes Vice President of the United States is heating up. Many oddsmakers have California’s junior senator as leading the pack as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. With Biden currently enjoying a double digit […]

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Removing School Police Could Create Liability Issues for Districts

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

An outgrowth of the civil rights protests that target policing is the effort to close down police presence in schools. While the resolutions ending police responsibilities at schools speak to racial concerns and alternative safety programs, ending cooperation with school police not only raises safety fears but liability issues for the school districts. School districts […]

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Call it the Do-Over Ballot

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

Label the coming election on ballot measures the Do-Over Ballot. Many of the propositions headed for the November ballot are intended to re-do previous actions taken by voters and/or legislators.  Removing some property tax limits, changing other property tax rules, undoing a ban on affirmative action, toughening criminal penalties—all these ballot measures are intended to […]

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Tax Raisers Target Businesses—How Long Will Businesses Stay in CA?

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

Businesses, particularly corporations, are the targets of tax raisers in the legislature, at city hall and on the ballot. Piling on business taxes in a state notorious for its poor attitude toward business, one wonders how long businesses will put up with it before leaving. As Jim Wunderman, the president and CEO of the Bay […]

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Manipulating the Election System…Again

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

The Democratic majority in the Legislature is at it again, attempting to manipulate election rules to favor a desired outcome with voters. It has happened a number of times in the last decade. The current effort is SB 300 by Senator Tom Umberg to place all constitutional amendments passed by the legislature in the coming […]

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Unmasking an Opportunity and a Reckoning

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

Announcements from a number of law enforcement officials that they will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mask order comes with both an opportunity and a reckoning.  The opportunity arises with the ability to test a theory behind the defund police movement that asserts that non-sworn public officials can mediate and deal with situations that do […]

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The Shifting Adam Schiff and the Battle to “Defund or Defend” the Police

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

Congressman Adam Schiff announced over the weekend that he is pulling his endorsement from Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey in her re-election bid. Schiff joins Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti, another early Lacey endorser, who intimated in an interview that, “it may be time” for a change in leadership in the D.A.’s office.  […]

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On historical figures and statues, where do we draw the line?

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

Christopher Columbus’ statue is leaving the state capitol. John Sutter’s statue, on whose land the Gold Rush began, has disappeared from Sacramento hospital grounds. Fort Bragg might lose its name. All this is being done in the name of not glorifying undesirable aspects of American history. The appropriate question to ask is where do we […]

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Return to the “Thrilling” Days of Budget Delays

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

Remember more than a decade ago when the state budget was finalized often in August or September, well past the end of the June deadline? Well, as the announcer on the old radio and television show, The Lone Ranger, proclaimed, “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.” While the legislature passed a […]

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