Recall threat sharpens Newsom’s focus on California’s troubled COVID-19 response

There has only been one recall of a governor in California history — Democrat Gray Davis in 2003 — and it must still be frighteningly fresh in Newsom's mind.

He fought Trump’s attacks on Obamacare. Now Xavier Becerra hopes to vanquish COVID-19

In the fight against COVID-19, Health secretary nominee Becerra says, "It's my job to make sure every component of HHS is hitting on all cylinders."

Come on, government. It shouldn’t be this hard getting COVID-19 vaccine into people’s arms

Why couldn't some vaccinator from the government — or a healthcare provider it contracts with — knock on the door with a COVID-19 vaccine and stick it in our arms?

Column: Voting against Trump’s impeachment could come back to haunt these California Republicans

All but one of California's Republican members of Congress voted against President Trump's impeachment.

Schwarzenegger was right. Many of his fellow Republicans are ‘spineless’

In likening last week's mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis' 1938 Night of Broken Glass attack on Jews across Germany and his native Austria, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asserted that "spineless" fellow Republicans were also ...

Column: American exceptionalism is a myth. Our Constitution is the only thing keeping us from authoritarianism

Pro-Trump mob violence at the Capitol was a reminder that, without the Constitution's safeguards, we long ago could have followed other countries into fascist or communist totalitarianism, columnist George Skelton writes.

Column: The next few weeks are crucial for Newsom as he faces a GOP-led recall effort

After the French Laundry debacle and a slow vaccine rollout, California Gov. Gavin Newsom seems to understand his dilemma and is responding, columnist George Skelton writes.

Yes, Feinstein is the oldest U.S. senator. But she should be able to retire on her own terms

"We do get things done and we do pass bills," Feinstein. "You do get older, that's true. But I have been productive."

Column: In Becerra as first Latino health secretary, Biden gets a team player who’s tough in a fight

Xavier Becerra is Washington-ready, not a naïve outsider who needs D.C. training wheels, columnist George Skelton writes.

Column: A GOP governor in California is a long shot. But this year proved anything is possible

Republican Kevin Faulconer, termed-out mayor of San Diego, seems intent on testing conventional wisdom by challenging Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's expected reelection bid in 2022.