In 2006, just as the real estate market was nearing its sharp crest, California came marching into New York City.
In deal after deal, the Golden State’s two main pension funds—the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, which collectively manage a mammoth $330 billion on behalf of teachers and Read More
The power of the American Presidency to move the environmental agenda was never more apparent than during President Obama’s recent directive to EPA to reconsider California’s request to set tighter air emission and fuel efficiency standards. Under the Clean Air Act, California has long had the authority to exceed federal standards and typically it has Read More
One of the simplest things we can do to improve our productivity and economic well being is to increase the efficiency of our use of energy. We are so wasteful that there is an enormous amount of low hanging fruit. As New York state begins to get serious about this, we should look west to Read More
McCain in his speech, which was delivered just as the California results were starting to come in: “We are the front-runners for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.” Does he have a hunch about how the Golden State is heading?
The trend line looks promising for Barack Obama in California. Two days ago, a Zogby poll gave him a one-point lead in the delegate-rich state. Yesterday, his margin swelled to six points. And this morning, the final round of data has him ahead by a staggering 13 points.
But there are two Read More
One of the people involved with the new Barack Obama song “Yes We Can” is Tatyana Ali, of Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Fakin’ Da Funk fame, who I bumped into in an elevator after Thursday night’s debate here in Los Angeles.
She predicted the song would be huge.
Ali, an official Read More
Who knew that policy initiatives could get such a reaction on college campuses?
In a rally this morning at California State University in East L.A., Hillary Clinton used words like “affordable,” “student loan” and “apprenticeship training” to elicit cheers from the audience.
Sure, there were cameos Sally Field and Magic Johnson and music from the Read More
SAN JOSE — In California, Hillary Clinton is campaigning like Barack Obama – drawing massive crowds and casting herself as a grassroots candidate.
“Who are we for?” Diane Feinstein, who introduced Clinton, called from a stage crowded with California elected officials under a sprawling white tent in the San Jose convention center.
‘Hillary!” answered the Read More
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama got their digs in, but both candidates took pains on Thursday night not to appear hostile or mean-spirited in what was their only one-on-one encounter before Super Tuesday.
Instead, the two surviving Democratic contenders spent close to two hours—the debate at the Kodak Theatre wrapped up a few minutes earlier Read More
The Census estimates out last week showed double-digit percentage growth in the South and the West since 2000. But in the Northeast–and in the Midwest–population growth was paltry.
The population of the Northeastern United States increased only 2 percent from April 1, 2000 through July 1, 2007. In the Midwest, the increase was 3.1 percent. Read More