In summary

A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.

Brown Redux, Part 4: What will be his legacy?

Jerry Brown’s legacy as the state’s longest serving governor will depend on how the policy changes he launched turn out in the long run.

Brown Redux, Part 1: The son also rises

Jerry Brown’s political career got off to fast start, thanks to sharing his father’s name, but the relationship between the two was complex.

Brown Redux, Part 3: A second act in California politics

After a long absence from politics and stint on talk radio, Jerry Brown rekindled his career by running for mayor of Oakland.

Brown Redux, Part 2: Could he have been president?

Jerry Brown made three failed bids to become president, but if he had played the game differently, he might have made it.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his professional career in 1960, at age 16, at the Humboldt Times...