Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

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

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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...

Prager: Here’s why CA left is indifferent to economic misery

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The news that the U.S. is now the world's no. 1 oil and no. 1 natural gas producer is almost unbelievable, given the decades of America fretting about its energy dependence. And the reason is fracking. Yet here in California, Democrats have convinced themselves fracking is evil -- even though there ...

Mass transit for poor frowned on in Bay Area

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

There's plenty of research that shows that bus rapid transit is far the most cost-effective type of mass transit, with a flexibility that's particularly helpful to the less affluent. This is from a Reason Foundation study released in January about the shortfalls of the traditional, rail-centric appr...

Early warning on big 2014 story: CA trial lawyers’ power play

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks with fire victims Thursday.

In an unusually tart warts-and-all Sac Bee profile of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reporter Chris Cadelago gives early notice on what will be a huge story in state politics next year: "A 2014 initiative advanced by Jones, a Sacramento Democrat, and Consumer Watchdog would give the insurance c...

‘Paycheck protection': CA shouldn’t give up hope on checking unions yet

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

After the failure of three ballot attempts in the past 15 years to require unions to give their members veto power over the use of their dues for political purposes, Californians hoping for a better balance of power in local and state government might be despairing. But for three reasons, I don't...

Kamala Harris let Filner escape without 'sex offender' designation

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Megan's Law

Anger over a criminal-justice system in which the affluent and well- connected seem much more able to avoid severe consequences for their lawbreaking is common across the ideological spectrum, but it is probably most intense among the "social justice" Dems who perceive life as rigged against the dow...

Socialists lecture San Diego unions on social justice

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The disparity between San Diego unions' tolerance for depraved Mayor Bob Filner and the left's eagerness to detect a "war on women" in anything Republicans do --- even Mitt Romney's offhand reference to "binders full of women" --- is stark and kind of pathetic. It has never been more obvious that se...

The tip of the Obamacare iceberg

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

One of the biggest reasons for ushering in Obamacare, are the thousands of groups around the country which will be making money off of the government health system. Many in these groups are Washington D.C. insiders, and the politically well-connected, who had access ahead of passage of the Obamacare...

Vehicle-fee extension would funnel taxes of less affluent to the rich

Monday, July 8th, 2013

July 8, 2013 By Dave Roberts Assembly Democrats, many of whom see themselves as champions of the downtrodden, instead became reverse Robin Hoods recently, robbing from the poor and middle class to give to the rich. Nearly every Democrat along with two Republicans approved AB 8 on June 27, which ex...

Liberals should fret about poor’s fate, post-immigration ‘reform’

Friday, June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the most striking things about the debate over changing our immigration laws is the refusal to have a real discussion about what would happen to existing citizens with relatively few job skills if we allowed millions more unskilled people to become citizens. It's...