Joe Mathews

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‘Newsom at Noon’ Needs a Permanent Substitute Host

Dear Governor, Your lunchtime COVID-19 briefings—“Newsom at Noon”— are must-see TV. Joe Mathews Opinion No California governor has ever had such a regular platform, and you’ve demonstrated a memory, policy knowledge, and verbal facility...
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Can California Save America From Itself?

“Go to my website or use the hashtag #LetsGetTheCalOuttaHere!” shouts Gwyneth Paltrow in the Netflix series The Politician. Running for governor on a platform of leading California’s secession from the United S...
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California Must Make Up Every Missed School Day

Not one day. Our kids should not lose one day of school, not a single day of instruction, to the coronavirus. Or to anything else. Joe Mathews Opinion Let me be clear: I’m not arguing against closing schools in the midst of the pandemic...
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