Randy Shaw: Passage of Costa-Hawkins did not cause California’s housing crisis but it unquestionably made it worse. Prop 10 restores cities’ power to utilize a valuable tool for increasing affordability.
Randy Shaw: Had Villaraigosa succeeded after becoming Los Angeles’s first Latino mayor of the modern era in 2005, he would have easily won this governor’s race. But his mayoralty ran aground over issues both personal and political.
Randy Shaw: The big scam that has been played for over 35 years is the shift of a federal housing responsibility to cities. Cities that never had the resources to replace federal housing programs, and never will.
Randy Shaw: Tenants have a choice. They can be like Charlie Brown and act surprised each year when Lucy pulls away the football. Or they can take matters into their own hands.
Randy Shaw: Newsom could get the majority of progressive votes in the June statewide primary. Even though in San Francisco he remains a “moderate.”
Randy Shaw: What’s happening with Kaepernick is no different than how major league baseball owners long denied African-Americans the right to play in the majors.
Pro-housing advocates’ who fail to back strong rent control and just cause eviction laws, as well as funding for new affordable housing and other rental housing preservation measures, are as misdirected as their opponents.
Pelosi’s Leadership Kept Democrats in Line ou know the whispering about someone like Jane Kim challenging Nancy Pelosi from the left in a 2018 Democratic primary? That challenge wasn’t happening before last week; after she saved Obamacare, anybody deeming Pelosi politically vulnerable is living with alternative facts. Nancy Pelosi did as much if not more […]
Absent accountability for police who wrongfully kill—and police departments’ failure to even keep accurate numbers on killings is part of this—the United States will continue to lead the world in police killings.
Randy Shaw: Many assumed that activism around local issues would diminish as attention shifted to Trump. But this has not much happened.
Randy Shaw: Progressive politicians should pay a price when they betray progressive interests. And a lack of accountability has been a problem. But the attacks against Warren’s vote are far out of proportion.
Randy Shaw: Americans failure to vote in 2010 and 2014. built Republican power. So why does Obama think that these Americans will go to the polls to vote out Republicans in 2018?
Randy Shaw: The most urban-oriented President to take office since John Kennedy or perhaps Teddy Roosevelt delivered surprising little to the struggling residents of America’s cities.