California vs. New York
UCLA professor Mark Kleiman asks, “What’s the difference between California and New York?” He answers, “Both states have governments that are hideously dysfunctional. But in New York, there’s still enough of an Establishment to try to do something about it. Not so in California.”
The linked article informs us that former NYC mayor Ed Koch, now 85 years old, is organizing “fellow alumni of public service, business associations and good government groups” to . . . well, er, um . . . do something about the awful situation in Albany. Apparently, that something is to field candidates against the current incumbents.
But, if one takes comfort in that sort of thing, Jerry Brown is apparently sailing toward the Democratic nomination for governor in California.