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Gavin Newsom's Futile Bid to Trump-Proof California


Never one to miss an opportunity for posturing, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced plans to “Trump-proof” the state if the former president wins later this year.  read more »

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Interest in Democratic Valueo is High Outside Urban Cores


With the COVID-19 pandemic declared over, a significant question for politicians, planners, and pundits alike is what to do with city centers and old urban cores after the pandemic pushed many Americans to move away from dense urban areas.  read more »


California Is the Homeland of Progressive Anti-Semitism


One 19th century Gentile described California as “the Jews’ earthly paradise”. It is paradise no longer. Reports of attacks on Jewish businesses, homes and institutions are becoming ever more commonplace  read more »


Sometimes Comical; Sometimes Tragic


On the last working day before the Holidays the OMB of the White House announced a notice of decision regarding the statistical treatment of race and ethnicity topics in all government statistical programs and analyses. In a revised Statistical Policy Directive 15 it stated: These revisions to SPD 15 are intended to result in more accurate and useful race and ethnicity data across the Federal government. (emphasis mine)  read more »

California's Broken Diversity Promise


Few states are more ostentatious in their concern for racial equality and minority uplift than California.  read more »

Hydrogen or Synthetic Fossil Fuels?


Every few years within the energy sector, a new 'entrepreneur' emerges with a supposedly 'revolutionary' idea that often turns out to be nothing more than a repackaging of an old concept that failed to gain traction.  read more »

New Report: El Futuro es Latino


This newly released report covers the challenges and successes of Latinos, their history in California, and present day role in the economy.  read more »

Digital Divide: Bridging the Urban-Rural Connectivity Gap


If you live in an urban area, you may mistakenly believe that everyone has access to reliable Wi-Fi, personal computers, and cellular networks. However, millions of rural Americans live without these increasingly essential amenities.  read more »

Is It Safe to Ride Transit?


Less than half of New York City residents feel safe riding the subway today, down from 82 percent before the pandemic.  read more »