Chairman, California Fair Political Practices Commission
Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission; former Republican State Senator and Assemblyman from Orange County
In the latest survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, approval of the California state legislature dropped to a record low. Just 14% of registered voters thought the…
Aug. 25, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
California’s next election is exactly a month away, featuring six propositions on state finance. Interest groups on all sides will be doing a lot of spending.
Apr. 16, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
Shepard Smith recently announced his resignation from Fox News. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting.
Oct. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?
Oct. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Iranian students across California are on edge after at least two dozen of their peers, with valid visas, were barred from coming to the United States.
Oct. 2from Greater LA
Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.
Oct. 18from Scheer Intelligence
Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.
Oct. 2from KCRW Features
PG&E says it may cut power in Northern California starting Wednesday due to fire risks.
Oct. 8from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...
Oct. 2from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
A new book documents how New York Times reporters broke the story of Harvey Weinstein.
Oct. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.
Sep. 30from KCRW Features