Gov. Gavin Newsom has closed the book on the Legislature's 2021 session by signing 770 bills, many of which exemplify a progressive social agenda, columnist Dan Walters says.
A diverse coalition will continue to engage communities on issues of immigrant rights, affordable housing, climate change and criminal justice, two advocates say.
One person’s reform is another person’s power trip, columnist Dan Walters says.
With the recall barely over, Democratic legislators say "Never again," but what would a reformed recall process look like?
As he battles to avoid being recalled, California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces another issue: whether Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Robert Kennedy, should be paroled, columnist Dan Walters says.
How would California Gov. Gavin Newsom continue to pursue a political career if he's recalled from office this year, columnist Dan Walters asks?
The attacks on Larry Elder, the leading Republican candidate to succeed California Gov. Gavin Newsom should Newsom be recalled, are making an Elder governorship more likely, columnist Dan Walters says.
A new report from California's state auditor singles out "high-risk" state programs and provides ammunition for the drive to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, columnist Dan Walters says.
The Democrats have botched their recall options: No prominent Democrat officially has entered the recall race. As a result, conservative talk-show host Larry Elder, the leading contender, could be elected with 18% of the vote, history professor Ralph E. Shaffer says.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom once backed single-payer medical coverage, but he's retreated into incremental addition of Californians to the state's Medi-Cal program, columnist Dan Walters says.
In the run-up to the Sept. 14 election, California voters should be aware of four critical issues at stake and look beyond the political ads to gauge the serious consequences of a successful recall, author Paul Kronenberg says.
Californians could see power blackouts this summer, and if they do, Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing a recall election, could feel the backlash, columnist Dan Walters says.
California law should be changed to require the lieutenant governor to serve if a recall is successful, says a longtime legislative expert.
State legislators must change how our recall elections are managed to discourage misuse of a popular tool, Democratic strategist Garry South says.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature advanced the date of his recall election to Sept. 14 but it could backfire if events continue to turn negative, columnist Dan Walters says.
California's COVID-19 pandemic reemerges in a new variant called "delta," once again forcing Gov. Gavin Newsom into crisis management mode, columnist Dan Walters says.
California is seeing a surge of crime, particularly homicides, and advocates of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom want to make it an issue, columnist Dan Walters says.
Circumstances favor California Gov. Gavin Newsom as recall election looms but three crises could have an effect, columnist Dan Walters says.
Gov. Gavin Newsom repeatedly chants that California is "roaring back" from pandemic, but ignores the state's stubborn socioeconomic problems, columnist Dan Walters says.
Does Gov. Gavin Newsom deserved to be recalled three years into his first term, columnist Dan Walters asks, and does the recall have a chance of success?
California Gov. Gavin Newsom claims that California's economy is "roaring back" as the COVID-19 pandemic fades, but the data indicate a much-slower recovery, columnist Dan Walters says.
An investigation into California Gov. Gavin's claims about wildfire prevention is a new example of how he undercuts his own credibility, columnist Dan Walters says.