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CalMatters Commentary - With the recall election on Gov. Gavin Newsom nearing an end, critics say the recall system needs changes. But would they be reforms or a power grab?
CalMatters Commentary - How would California Gov. Gavin Newsom continue to pursue a political career if he’s recalled from office this year?
Commentary: It’s not whether you like Gavin Newsom or not, but whether you value democracy enough to let it truly work in November of 2022.
Commentary: California law should be changed to require the lieutenant governor to serve if a recall is successful. It would stop gubernatorial recall abuse, focus both political parties on winning general elections and avoid many of the $215 million in costs for this exercise in democracy.
CalMatters Commentary - California Gov. Gavin Newsom is sometimes his own worst enemy by undermining his credibility and character.
CalMatters Commentary - California’s COVID-19 pandemic reemerges in a new variant called “delta,” once again forcing Gov. Gavin Newsom into crisis management mode.
CalMatters Commentary - Circumstances favor California Gov. Gavin Newsom as recall election looms but three crises could have an effect.
CalMatters Commentary - Gov. Gavin Newsom repeatedly chants that California is “roaring back” from pandemic, but ignores the state’s stubborn socioeconomic problems.
THOMAS ELIAS If a major Democrat who is relatively scandal-free – like former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, for one example – were willing to risk becoming a party pariah for the rest of his life should he lose, the balance of credibility could change substantially.