Texas v. California

Kenneth Miller, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, has a new book titled Texas v. California. The description from Oxford University Press: Texas and California are the leaders of Red and Blue America. As the nation has polarized, its most...

Modeling Civility

Erica L. Manuel at CalMatters: Local elected officials can and should step up and lead by example to model unity and encourage public trust and confidence. Cities statewide can view the recent election as the proverbial “reset button” and embrace changes to the...

Incivility in Sacramento

George Skelton at the Los Angeles Times: Legislators are reflective of the people who elect them — not just in ideology but in behavior. That’s the way it was set up and it works — for better or worse. When people communicate through technology rather than in person,...