Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

Tesla continues to use government to rob the poor to pay the rich

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute Federal largesse is finally running out for Tesla buyers, who will no longer be able to claim a $7,500 per-vehicle tax credit. The company expects to sell its 200,000th luxury vehicle anticipated sometime in 2017. Years ago, Tesla promised the masses an affordable electric vehicle getting more than […]

California memorabilia law could tank small bookstores

California memorabilia law could tank small bookstores

Author signings are an important source of traffic for many small community bookstores, but the new California law discussed in this space last year could make them impractical. The bill requires that retailers provide witnessed certificates of authenticity for signed items of value, which must record extensive information on matters such as the size of […]

Great Police blotter!

Great Police blotter!

Lowering the Bar – Police say a California man promptly decided to return a van he had just stolen after noticing that it had a dead body inside. Since he had stolen the van from a mortuary, it’s a little surprising he didn’t check to see if the van was occupied before he drove it […]

California’s recipe for voter fraud on a massive scale

California’s recipe for voter fraud on a massive scale

By Assemblyman Tim Donnelly The media have exhibited a pathological determination to ignore any possibility of voter fraud, in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary. In the headlines, the narrative is repeated over and over again: President Donald Trump is making it all up. USA Today: “Fact check: Trump claims massive voter fraud; here’s the […]

California moves against ‘public threat’ of e-cigarettes with a tax

California moves against ‘public threat’ of e-cigarettes with a tax

Voters in California will decide on a contentious ballot initiative aimed at regulating the electronic cigarette industry and hiking tobacco taxes. Proposition 56 would raise the tax on tobacco sales, which currently sits at 87 cents, to $2.87. The ballot would also allow the state government to begin taxing e-cigarette sales, which opponents argue harms […]

California’s bag ban: A wealth transfer from customers to big grocers

California’s bag ban: A wealth transfer from customers to big grocers

By Pamela Villarreal / NCPA In 2014, the California State Legislature passed, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed, Senate Bill 270, a statewide ban on plastic bags scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Before this bill passed, many California counties and municipalities enacted their own plastic bag bans with little fanfare. However, upon reading SB 270, the public discovered […]

Here’s a good example of how government ‘watch lists’ fail

Here’s a good example of how government ‘watch lists’ fail

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest A recent audit of a California database designed to keep track of known gang members in the state revealed that the watch list included the names of dozens of admitted gang members who are still in diapers. The audit was requested by a state lawmaker who became alarmed […]

Eric Peters: No oil change for you!

Eric Peters: No oil change for you!

Eric Peters California has become – ironically – the most anti-car state in the country. Fifty years ago, the Beach Boys sang about the The Little Old Lady From Pasadena. Today, the state government wants to restrict how often you’re allowed to change your car’s oil. And also, who’s allowed to do it. A bill […]

Eric Wamser named first Californian arrested for flying drones over wildfires

Eric Wamser named first Californian arrested for flying drones over wildfires

California authorities have made their first arrest linked to a drone operator who allegedly interfered with firefighters’ efforts to battle wildfires. Eric Wamser, 57, was detained in Foresthill last Friday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection last Friday after wildfire footage was uploaded to social media. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday […]

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