Los Angeles Times

Evan Halper

Writer

Evan Halper writes about a broad range of policy issues out of Washington D.C., with particular emphasis on how Washington regulates, agitates and very often miscalculates in its dealings with California. Before heading east, he was the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Sacramento, where he spent a decade untangling California’s epic budget mess and political dysfunction. 

Recent Articles

  • Hillary Clinton accepts: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit'

    Hillary Clinton accepts: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit'

    Democratic National Convention, the final day: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit,' Clinton says July 29, 2016, 2:29 a.m. The final day of the Democratic National Convention is over: • In her acceptance speech Hillary Clinton says the nation is facing a "moment of reckoning" but "we...

  • Hillary Clinton will invoke 'It Takes a Village' in her DNC speech

    Hillary Clinton will invoke 'It Takes a Village' in her DNC speech

    Democratic National Convention, the final day: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit,' Clinton says July 29, 2016, 2:29 a.m. The final day of the Democratic National Convention is over: • In her acceptance speech Hillary Clinton says the nation is facing a "moment of reckoning" but "we...

  • Anti-corporate sentiment doesn't slow down the party scene for lobbyists and lawmakers in Philadelphia

    Anti-corporate sentiment doesn't slow down the party scene for lobbyists and lawmakers in Philadelphia

    Inside the convention hall  and on the steamy streets of Philadelphia, an incensed progressive insurgency is protesting the political power of corporations and billionaires – but the message doesn’t appear to be getting through at the city’s A-list eateries and nightclubs. High-rolling donors,...

  • In this sea of politicians, Jerry Brown still stands out

    In this sea of politicians, Jerry Brown still stands out

    Democratic National Convention Day Three: Obama argues 'America is already great, America is already strong' July 28, 2016, 2:51 a.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• President Obama drew a strong contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight, targeting...

  • That time Jerry Brown flew on Trump's plane

    Democratic National Convention Day Three: Obama argues 'America is already great, America is already strong' July 28, 2016, 2:51 a.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• President Obama drew a strong contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight, targeting...

  • What President Obama says scares him about Trump

    What President Obama says scares him about Trump

    Democratic National Convention Day Three: Obama argues 'America is already great, America is already strong' July 28, 2016, 2:51 a.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• President Obama drew a strong contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight, targeting...

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