Posts Tagged ‘Silicon Valley’

VIDEO: John Allison — The Right Social and Economic Policies for Growth

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
NEW: VIDEO: John Allison — The Right Social and Economic Policies for Growth

Getting economic policy right is only part of the formula for long-term growth. The CATO Institute's John Allison joins Brian Calle to discuss the right business environment for long-term growth. ...

Silicon Valley firms, Asian voters edging away from Democrats

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
obama

The 2014 midterms have already been dismissed by President Obama as irrelevant because of low turnout. This isn't entirely self-serving sour grapes. Not just partisans but analysts who have little nice to say about the Obama administration wonder how a Republican candidate can cobble together 270 el...

Uber shows CA cool still beats regulators

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
California cool

This has been a big year for Uber. The ride-for-hire app became a mainstream phenomenon, but attracted more than its fair share of criticism and legal scrutiny. And the Uber saga is just getting started. A fresh wave of initiatives -- and the press to match -- has touched off a fascinating pheno...

Few donors, big support for Prop. 47

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
47 yes

With California's Proposition 47, advocates of criminal justice reform have created a potent test case for national policy. But financial support for the measure has depended on a tiny handful of influential donors, creating unexpected and uncomfortable questions for both sides about the influence...

VIDEO: Would six Californias be better than one?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
VIDEO: Would six Californias be better than one?

Is the Six Californias plan good for California? Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins Cal Watchdog's James Poulos and we find out what would be missed. ...

GOP banks on Silicon Valley inroads

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Fire in the Valley

California's tech titans are giving the Republican Party a second look. Political and tech observers alike have agreed these are early days for a realignment of Silicon Valley voters. Nevertheless, the titans' interest in GOP candidates and causes -- and the corresponding dissatisfaction with t...

Mitch Albom, CWD contributor talk about Silicon Valley, diversity

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
RADIO Mitch 13

Jesse Jackson's on-again, off-again campaign against Silicon Valley for the lack of blacks, Latinos and women in its tech workforce is revving up. This is from a USA Today story this week: "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," he said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" tha...

Big blow to bullet train: Fresno County supes now oppose project

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
fresno county

Fresno has long been a hotbed of bipartisan support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans to build a bullet-train network linking Northern and Southern California. The county Board of Supervisors endorsed the project five years ago, the Fresno Bee's liberal editorial page has long bee...

In Silicon Valley, liberal pols look to drive up cost of housing

Monday, July 21st, 2014
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The emergence of Silicon Valley as one of the wealthiest places in the world has led to plenty of media coverage that points out how it has become a poster child for income inequality. This is from a March Associated Press story: SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfett...

Vergara ruling: Silicon Valley titan KOs teachers unions

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
brownboe

In 16 pages, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu dealt California's teachers unions an unprecedented defeat. Using unsparing, uncompromising language, Judge Treu ruled that job protections passed at these unions' behest violated the state Constitution by denying equal educational opportu...