Interesting piece on Governor Newsom, who is earning respect and credit for his immediate, decisive response to COVID-19. He has displayed discipline and leadership in making tough decisions. He was the first governor to impose a statewide lock-down. He has communicated with Californians on a daily basis. Unlike most politicians, he is under promising and over delivering. He is being guided by science, not public opinion. He may skew too far left for Californians on many policy matters, but his leadership during this pandemic has been undeniable and commendable. He’s building a game plan with other western states.

As the pressure builds against the lock-down, let’s hope Newsom continues his thoughtful approach to keeping Californians protected as he responsibly reopens the state for business in a responsible, methodical way.