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California as Alt-America

Appearing in: Real Clear Politics In 1949 the historian Carey McWilliams defined California as the “the Great Exception” -- a place so different from the rest of America as to seem almost a separate country.
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The Irony That Could Trip Up Trump's Quest To Make The U.S. Economy 'Great Again'

Appearing in: Forbes Perhaps no president in recent history has more pressure on him to perform economic miracles than Donald Trump.
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California’s Racial Politics Harming Minorities

Appearing in: Orange County Register Across the country, white voters placed Donald Trump in office by a margin of 21 points over Clinton. Their backing helped the GOP gain control of a vast swath of local offices nationwide.

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OC ModelOC Model: A Vision for Orange County’s Future

Blessed by a great climate and a highly skilled workforce, Orange County should be at the forefront of creating high wage jobs. The fact that it is not should be a worrying sign to the area’s business, academic, political and media leaders. Despite some signs of recovery in OC, long-term trends, such as a dependence on asset inflation and low wage employment, seem fundamentally incompatible with sustainable and enduring growth in the County.

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