What We’re Watching

What We’re Watching

Tim Anaya – It’s Not A Jungle Out There in California!

This past Tuesday was California’s primary election. California has a unique primary system – the “top 2” system. Simply put, the top two voter getters from any party advance to the November election.

As our friend John Myers from the LA Times so aptly pointed out on Twitter – national observers (and some Californians) had it all wrong. California’s primary is not a “jungle” primary and the November election is not a “runoff” – those are very different things. So put any confusion may have to rest, watch this short “Ballot Brief” video from the folks at KCET in Los Angeles, who clearly explain what the Top 2 is all about.

Rowena Itchon – What Will A Janus Ruling Mean?

Janus v. AFSCME, which will determine whether public workers are required to pay union dues in exchange for collective bargaining with the government, will soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Federalist Society produced an excellent 4-minute video primer on what could potentially be a landmark case:

Ben Smithwick – Is Inflation A Good Thing?

Normally, you would think that inflation is a bad thing, especially when it comes to the economy. But as this report from KUSI in San Diego shows us – inflation can be a good thing sometimes, especially when it comes to blowing up inflatables you can jump on and through. And there’s even a special appearance by “Mr. Wacky”!

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