Watered-Down SB 350 Still Threatens California

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey 0 Comments

This op-ed originally appeared in the Riverside Press-Enterprise Once in a while, even in the California state Legislature, we witness democracy in action or a rare moment when a well-intentioned, but harmful, strongly supported and lobbied bill, is rejected due to a lack of votes. In the final days of the Legislature’s 2014-2015 session, the right number of elected officials listened …

An Alternative to Six Californias

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 4 Comments

Last year, Venture Capitalist Tim Draper’s Initiative to divide California into six states failed to make it to the November 2016 ballot. I posted before how this would impact San Diego. Undoubtedly, the knowledge that this would not pass a partisan Congress contributed to its demise.  Now the sixcalifornias.com website asks for ideas to fix California.  Is there something salvageable in the Six Californias idea? …

Uber Ruling Illustrates How Government Ruins Good Things

Steve Rider Steve Rider, Undesignated 1 Comment

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 …

What is our Immigration Policy?

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Tonight, President Obama will make an announcement on immigration. Early indications include a delay in deportations for up to 5 million. This comes after a bruising mid-term election where many pundits claim that inaction on immigration discouraged Latinos from voting. To hear mass media tell it our lines are drawn into two camps: Those that favor a looser immigration and …

Will California’s Voters Set A New Record for Apathy?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments

How low can they go? California’s voters set a record low of 51 percent voter turnout in 2002. Political pollster John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, made his final voter turnout prediction for Tuesday’s midterm election at the witching hour on Election Eve. Read his prediction here, then weigh in on whether he’s high, low, or right …

Scott Peters looking for votes in all the wrong places

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 50 Comments

You know things are tight in the CA-52 race when Scott Peters is trying to get my vote. I’ve been registered GOP since 18 and since I got off of active duty (too much overseas time) I know I voted in every election. Election campaigns usually focus on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts of their political base, so I …