Articles by Ben Christopher
Full Speed Ahead on Overhauling California Recalls
California Recall: The 2022 Campaign Starts Now
Polling Error: How One Survey Changed the Newsom Recall Campaign
Kamala Harris Comes to Newsom’s Rescue, Whether He Needs It or Not
Why Is Larry Elder Focusing So Much on Reaching Out to Latino and Asian Voters?
Who Is Larry Elder and What Would He Do as Governor?
How Did John Cox Go From GOP Standard-Bearer to Bears and Trash Balls?
Recall Money Wars: What Do Newsom’s Million-Dollar Donors Want?
A Serious Man: Can Kevin Faulconer Run for Governor Without the Gimmicks?
California’s Big Reopening: What Changes — and What Doesn’t — on June 15?
Vax for Cash: Newsom Offers Big Bucks for Californians Who Get Their Shots
Who’s Bankrolling the Newsom Recall Campaigns?
Facing Recall, Newsom Uses Anti-Tax Amendment for His Own Devices
California’s Population Shrank, in 2020, but Don’t Call It an Exodus
Recall Backers Raise More, but Newsom’s Side Has More Cash in the Bank
California Loses Congressional Seat for First Time
Carrots, Sticks and Jabs: What Will California Do to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics?
Gov. Newsom and Legislators Have Lots of Money to Spend, Few Strings Attached
How California’s Recall Rules Could Spell Trouble for Gavin Newsom
The Squeeze Is On: Amid Recall Threat, Newsom Faces Single-Payer Dilemma
Despite Months to Prep, Why California Lags on COVID Vaccination
Better Than ‘Anyone Could Have Imagined’: Inside Newsom’s Optimistic, Record-Breaking Budget Proposal
Next Secretary of State Aims to Teach Californians ‘How Fragile the Democracy Is’
Five Things to Know About California’s New US Senator, Alex Padilla
With Barrett on Supreme Court, California’s Church COVID Limits in Legal Jeopardy
Now That the Results Are In, Did Big Political Spenders Get What They Paid For?
The Trumpiest and Most Anti-Trump Counties in California: Where Does Yours Rank?
In Liberal California, Election Shows Prop. 13 Tax Revolt Is Alive
California Election Results: What We Know and Don’t Know
Is It Too Late to Mail in Your Ballot? Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Panic
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