Dan Schnur

Dan Schnur

USC Unruh Institute of Politics / Dornsife LA Times Poll

Guest/Host

Dan Schnur is an adjunct professor and former executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, at the University of Southern California, where he is the founding director of the Dornsife/LA Times Poll. A former Republican political strategist and visiting lecturer in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, he also served as chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and as director of communications for John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.

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Israel’s recent “national unity” law calls the country “unique” to the Jewish people. But 21 percent of Israelis are Arabs. Do Jewish values conflict with pluralistic democracy?

The Jewish State of Israel: Democracy or Apartheid?

Israel’s recent “national unity” law calls the country “unique” to the Jewish people. But 21 percent of Israelis are Arabs. Do Jewish values conflict with pluralistic democracy?

from To the Point

California Democrats are banking that the anti-Trump movement will thrust their candidates into seats that have not been blue in decades.

The politics of against

California Democrats are banking that the anti-Trump movement will thrust their candidates into seats that have not been blue in decades.

from The Mixer

Donald Trump is in California Tuesday. Even though he considers it enemy territory, he’ll be raising money at a Republican Party fundraiser in Beverly Park.

Who is going to Trump's GOP fundraiser in Los Angeles?

Donald Trump is in California Tuesday. Even though he considers it enemy territory, he’ll be raising money at a Republican Party fundraiser in Beverly Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.

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All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

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Susie Linfield traces the history behind what she views as a leftist abandonment of Zionism by Jewish intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky and Hannah Arendt.

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Abortion is legal under federal law, but Red State Republicans are making it hard for women to exercise their constitutional right to choose.

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LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year. Homelessness is up by 40% in Orange County, and 17% in San Francisco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To our detriment, California has lost touch with one of its greatest thinkers.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

There’s been some interesting movement in the polls as the candidates parade through Iowa.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There were Trumpian moments, but it wasn’t Trump’s most turbulent trip to Europe.

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