What Powerball Can Teach Liberals About Profits

Steve Rider Steve Rider

Last week I sat through the billion dollar blockbuster hit, Jurassic World. While not a complete waste of my time (“he’s just being over-dramatic!”), the film had all the annoying attributes found in a big budget Hollywood movie. Most irritating was the not so subtle message that corporate profits were the root of evil. Watching a film that demonizes profits, …

Uber Ruling Illustrates How Government Ruins Good Things

Steve Rider Steve Rider, Undesignated

With the recent ruling from the California Labor Commission declaring that Uber’s drivers must be treated as W-2 employees, California residents will have front-row seats to watch government ruin innovation and a thriving market. While many costs created by government go unnoticed, the inevitable hike in prices and decline in services will be an eye-opening experience for millions of Uber customers. Uber’s …

Villaraigosa Presides over DNC Platform Trainwreck

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If you’re like me, you haven’t been watching the DNC at all. However, I did come across some news and was surprised it hadn’t hit Rostra yet. Quite the controversy and is certain to make strong Isreal supporters think twice about their party affiliation. Former CA Republican Chair Ron Nehring summarizes it well, complete with video: From San Diego Republican …

Fletcher Fails Prop-A Supporters and San Diego Taxpayers with Absent Vote on SB 829

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Partisan-Republican-turned-something-else Nathan Fletcher failed San Diego taxpayers yesterday by missing the Assembly floor vote on a labor union bill specifically designed to punish the City of San Diego financially. If Fletcher is truly in favor of Proposition A, and protecting taxpayer interests, he could have done no greater service to the Prop A effort and the San Diego taxpayers by …