In clash between California and Trump, it’s one America versus another | The New York Times

“It seems like every day brings a new point of contention between two very different types of leadership,” said Jim Newton, lecturer of public policy at UCLA Luskin, of the contentious relationship between California and the Trump administration. In a recent op-ed citing the political quarrels over immigration, taxation and drug enforcement policy, the article further illustrates California as a large nation-state with an opposite social and political ideology and worldview to that of the White House. Due to this difference, Californian politicians have acted as bulwarks against the administration’s attempts to advance its agenda in the Golden State.


Moving study: Connecticut is a top state to leave | San Francisco Chronicle

Michael Stoll, professor of public policy and urban planning at UCLA Luskin, is quoted in an Associated Press story about a new study by moving company United Van Lines showing that Americans are still heading west, while parts of the Northeast, especially Connecticut, and the Midwest are losing people. “This year’s data reflects longer-term trends of movement to the western and southern states, especially to those where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate and job growth has been at or above the national average, among other factors,” Stoll said.


Women share their #MeToo experiences on Metro — and offer solutions | Washington Post

The Washington Post takes another look at violence and harassment that women face on public transportation and cites a previous op-ed by Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, professor of urban planning at UCLA Luskin.