Articles by Ben Christopher
Slated for Deception? Beware of All Those Glossy Mailers Telling You How to Vote
Why Do We Keep Voting on This? Exploring the Prop. 13 Tax Revolt Family Tree
California GOP in Legal Trouble for ‘Ballot Harvesting’ With Unofficial Drop Boxes
Lawmakers Want to Amend This Prop? It’ll Take a ‘Super, Super, Super-Duper Majority’
How the Pandemic Reshaped California Politics in 2020
If Californians Vote to Raise Taxes on Corporate Landlords, Will Small Biz Foot the Bill?
Suburban Blues: Where Democrats Have Gained Most in California
Unmasked: Tempers Flare and Patience Frays as California Lawmakers Hit Viral End of Session
As Trump Takes Aim at Postal Funding, Could He Undermine California’s All-Mail Election?
The Veepstakes Are Over — but Whom Might Newsom Pick to Replace Kamala Harris?
If Feds Let Jobless Benefits Drop, Key California Dems Float ‘Backdoor Borrowing’ Idea to Make Up Difference
Big Bet: Why the Country’s Largest Pension Fund Is Getting Into Banking
Props to You, Californians: A Preview of What’s on Your November Ballot
Judge to Newsom on Vote-By-Mail Strategy: Restrain Yourself
California Posts Guidelines for Gyms, Bars, Hotels, Camps to Reopen as Soon as June 12
Is Now the Time to Bring Back Affirmative Action in California?
Valid Assumptions or ‘Tacky Bluffs’ — the Econ Forecast Shaping Newsom’s Budget
Can California Cities Weather the COVID Recession?
Not If, but How: California Prepares for an All Vote-By-Mail Election in November
How Coronavirus Could Test California’s Commitment to Privacy
Shortage on a Stick: More Swabs on the Way, but That Alone Won’t Solve California Test Gap
Reopen California? That’s the Toughest Phase Yet, Newsom Says
Open for Easter? Legal Spat Brews Over Lockdown Restrictions on Sunday Service
Newsom the Beneficent? California Governor Steps Into Pandemic Supply Vacuum
As California’s Coronavirus Curve Bends, Newsom’s Not Ready to Be the Bearer of Good News
Coronavirus ‘Can Impact Anybody and Everybody’: L.A. County Teen Is First Infected Youngster to Die in US
With Coronavirus, California’s Economy Is in Uncharted Territory
Last-Minute Special Interest Cash Pours Through California’s $50,000 Loophole
If California Polls Hold, Only Bernie Sanders Would Win Any Delegates Chosen by Statewide Vote
Brace for the Deluge: Special Interests Are Spending Millions to Get the California Legislators They Want
The Presidential Contest for California Cash, in 6 Data Visualizations
Shenanigans? Under California’s Primary Rules, Some Campaigns Boggle the Mind
FACT CHECK: Trump Hits and Misses as He Campaigns for Re-Election — and Against California
Want to Vote for President in California but Bewildered by the Changing Rules? We’ve Got You.
Fight or Switch? One California Republican Legislator Ditches GOP, the Other Gets Primaried
Kamala Harris Quits Presidential Race — What It Means for California
Why California’s Trump Tax Return Law — Authored by Sen. Mike McGuire — Was Struck Down by the State’s Top Court Today
No-Shows, Endorsement Spats and Drag Queens: What’s on Tap at This Weekend’s California Democratic Convention
Fact Check: Do Californians Really Cool on Ballot Measures as the Election Approaches?
Conservatives Clap Back Against California in Court — Twice
Newsom Cracks Down on Vaping — and Asks the Legislature for Help
Vaping Industry Breathes Easier: For Now, California Lawmakers Won’t Restrict Its Business
Bluer Than Blue: Are California Democrats Ready to Exploit a Possible Lopsided Primary Turnout?
As Gun Control Efforts Advance in California Capitol, Opponents Turn to the Courts
What Does Trump’s Latest Immigration Crackdown Mean for California?
What California Knows About Kamala Harris
California Stretches Applicant Deadline to Draw Political Districts — Pool’s Too White, Too Male
Frontrunner No More: California Poll Puts Harris on Top and Biden (Way) Down
Lawsuit: California Should Open Its Presidential Primary to Independents
Trump’s California Funders — Where They Are and What They’re Giving